Pneumonia Innovations Network Newsletter- October 15, 2017

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Announcements
 
The PIN will be hosting the Biomarkers and Pneumonia webinar on November 2nd, 2017 10:00AM – 11:00AM EST.

Join us for talks by
Dr. Camille Escadafal: Diagnostic needs and gaps to differentiate bacterial from non-bacterial infections
Dr. Sabine Dittrich: Target product profiles and product development of biomarker diagnostics
Dr. Dan Milner: Distinguishing the etiology of pneumonia syndrome in pediatric patients in malaria-endemic countries using RNA and protein-based methods

Through free conference calling, you can use the dial-in numbers provided below OR call in via your web browser. Cell phone carrier rates may apply standard charges using the provided dial-in numbers. Check with your cell phone carrier to see if long-distance calling rates apply. Instructions for calling in via the web browser option are listed below.
To call into the webinar via your telephone:
Conference access code:   648476
Dial-in number (U.S. and Canada):
(605) 475-4053
 
International dial-in numbers:
United Kingdom: +44 330 998 1320
Australia: +61 2 6194 9930  
India: +91 172 519 9261
If you do not see your country dial in number listed above, see attached PDF of country dial-in numbers.

To call in to the webinar using a web browser:
Enter the following link into a new browser page: join.freeconferencecall.com/couasnonm0
You will be prompted to enter your name and email. Enter and click 'Join.'
Do not add free conference call extension. Simply select 'cancel.'
Click the telephone icon on the top left (audio preferences).
Select the 'Mic and speakers' option to call from your computer and use your Wi-Fi connection to be placed in the call.


Mark your calendars

November 2, 2017
PIN Biomarkers and Pneumonia webinar event, 10AM-11AM EST

November 2, 2017
Launch of Save the Children UK's "Fighting for Breath:
A call to action to end preventable child deaths from pneumonia"

November 3, 2017
UNICEF's World Pneumonia Day event in New York City, "SDG 17 in Action: Partnering to end preventable child deaths from pneumonia"

November 5-9, 2017
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) 2017 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD

November 7, 2017
IVAC lunch panel discussion on pneumonia at ASTMH

November 8, 2017
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Initiative deadline

November 9, 2017
Save the Children pneumonia symposium on Pneumonia Innovations at ASTMH

November 12, 2017
World Pneumonia Day

December 2-5, 2017
10th Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID) in Shenzhen, China

December 2, 2017
Save the Children pneumonia symposium on Pneumonia Innovations at WSPID

Comments from the Coordinator

The PIN will be hosting another webinar, Biomarkers and Pneumonia, on November 2, 2017.
A big welcome to our new 140 members!

Pneumonia Innovations Network Member and Partner Updates

Launched this week: Lifebox's new pulse oximetry probe for children
A leader in oxygen monitoring technology, Lifebox has developed an innovative pulse oximetry probe designed for children under the age of 5 years. With its human-centered design, reliability and affordability, this new pulse oximetry probe may improve global access to oxygen monitoring.

Read the press release here: http://www.lifebox.org/pneumonia/
On twitter? Check out #LifeboxPneumoniaInnovation and #UnionConf for more information and to join the dialogue!

Funding Opportunities

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations
Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems: Healthy Minds for Adolescent Mothers: Achieving Health Outcomes for the Family (Round 20)
To register: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/healthy-minds-adolescent-mothers-achieving-healthy-outcomes-family-round-20
Registration closes on November 8, 2017 11:30AM PST.

Innovations for Integrated Diagnostic Systems (Round 20)
To register: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/innovations-integrated-diagnostics-systems-round-20
Registration closes on November 8, 2017 11:30AM PST.

Novel Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunization Birthdose and Healthcare Worker Skill in Low-Resource Settings (Round 20)
To register: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/novel-approaches-improving-timeliness-routine-immunization-birthdose-and-healthcare-worker
Registration closes on November 8, 2017 11:30AM PST.

Conferences, meetings, and events

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) 2017 Annual Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, MD. November 5-9, 2017.
View the conference schedule here: http://www.astmh.org/annual-meeting/schedule-at-a-glance
To register: http://www.astmh.org/annual-meeting/registration
Note: Registration will remain open during the entire Annual Meeting. If you plan on registering onsite at the meeting, please have your username and password ready; you will need this to login and register.

10th Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID)
Shenzhen, China. December 2-5, 2017.
View the conference schedule here: http://www.wspid2017.kenes.com/Documents/WSPID%202017%20online%20program.pdf
Registration and Group Registration available at: http://www.wspid2017.kenes.com/registration-(2)/registration#.WcFi-oWcHmI

Articles and news

The shampoo bottle saving babies from pneumonia by Aamir Rafiq Peerzada and Pauline Mason, BBC News
Dr. Mohammod Jobayer Chisti develops a low-cost device with the potential to save thousands of babies' lives: a discarded plastic shampoo bottle from the intensive care unit filled with water and plastic supply tubing inserted at one end.
Click here to read the full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40498395 

Evidence to Support Oxygen Guidelines for Children with Emergency Signs in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review and Physiological and Mechanistic Analysis by Shidan Tosif, Trevor Duke
"SpOP of  94% during resuscitation may help compensate for common situations of reduced oxygen delivery. In children who do not require resuscitation or are stable post resuscitation with only lung disease, a lower limit of SpO2 for commencing oxygen of 90% will provide adequate oxygen delivery and save resources."
Click here to read the full article: https://academic.oup.com/tropej/article/63/5/402/2965636/Evidence-to-Support-Oxygen-Guidelines-for-Children























 

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