Workshop Summary | NIST


The Workshop on ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technologies was held January 14 – 15, 2020 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The highly successful public event was cumulated from the on-going, strong collaborative effort between the UV industry, academia, government and public health communities to identify the drivers and impediments to deploying UV technologies in healthcare settings for pathogen abatement.

The workshop’s technical focus was on the effective design, use, and implementation of UV technologies for the prevention and treatment of healthcare-associated infections in complex hospital settings and medical devices. These include patient rooms,

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NIST Workshop: Launch of the Rapid Microbial Testing Methods Consortium

Introductory Remarks

1:00 PM – 1:10 PM

Welcome and Overview RMTM Consortium and Workshop Goals

NANCY LIN, Leader of the Biomaterials Group, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division (BBD), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST

1:10 PM – 1:20 PM

Overview of NIST Advanced Therapy Program

Sheng Lin-Gibson, Chief of the BBD, MML, NIST

1:20 PM – 1:30 PM

Overview of NIST Microbial Metrology Program

SCOTT JACKSON, Leader of the Complex Microbial Systems Group, BBD, MML, NIST


Session 1: Challenges in Selecting and Applying a Rapid Microbial Test

Moderator: Jason Kralj, NIST

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Key Characteristics of Rapid Microbial

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Bias in AI Workshop | NIST

Morning Panel

Darrell West

Darrell M. West is the vice president and director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow at Brookings’ Center for Technology Innovation, and holds the Douglas Dillon Chair, and Co-Author with Brookings President John R. Allen of Turning Point:  Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence (Brookings Institution Press, 2020). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of TechTank. His current research focuses on artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of work. West is also director of the John Hazen White Manufacturing Initiative. Prior to coming to Brookings, he was the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science

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