Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Respiratory Diseases Branch
Dr. Lesley McGee is the acting team lead for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Streptococcus Laboratory, which includes surveillance, research, and public health response to Streptococcus pneumoniae, and groups A and B streptococcus. Dr. McGee joined CDC in 2008 as a senior Microbiologist. She has worked extensively in streptococcal disease surveillance, focusing on pathogen detection, antimicrobial resistance, molecular epidemiology and evolution and genomics. Prior to this position, Dr. McGee served on the faculty of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor. In this role, she led research activities within the Hubert Department of Global Health and taught graduate students in the Master of Public Health program. Dr. McGee earned her Bachelor and Honors degrees in Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Natal and completed her PhD in Medical Microbiology at the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Health Laboratory Service, and the Medical Research Council in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Moderator Of 2 Sessions

Session Type
Off-site Pre-Symposium Workshop
Date
Sun, 19.06.2022
Session Time
09:00 - 16:00
Room
Michener Institute - 1308B
Session Description
Please note: All ISPPD-12 Workshops are highly interactive and designed to allow at least 25% active learning for the maximum registrants anticipated.

Meet-the-Expert Session 01: Genomics in Public Health: When and How to Use Next-Generation Sequencing

Session Type
Meet-the-Expert Session
Date
Mon, 20.06.2022
Session Time
14:00 - 15:00
Room
Grand Ballroom East
Session Description
During this session we plan to discuss 3 main themes, namely:
1. Understand how public health agencies have been adopting pathogen genomics to improve outbreak, surveillance and research efforts;
2. Identify the value and challenges of incorporating next-generation sequencing into sample processing;
3. Discuss quality management and steps towards accreditation when using genomic data;
At the end of the session, attendees should be able to go away with ideas to set-up or improve their current systems. They should also have established some contacts/networks for onging assistance or collaboration (if needed).

Please note: All MTE sessions are designed to encourage active learning and to concentrate on close interaction between audience and speakers. The MTE session organisers have provided at least 15 minutes for active discussions in their agenda.

Presenter Of 3 Presentations

Lab – qPCR (ID 918)

Session Type
Off-site Pre-Symposium Workshop
Date
Sun, 19.06.2022
Session Time
09:00 - 16:00
Room
Michener Institute - 1308B
Lecture Time
10:30 - 12:00

Presentation – TAC card experience (ID 920)

Session Type
Off-site Pre-Symposium Workshop
Date
Sun, 19.06.2022
Session Time
09:00 - 16:00
Room
Michener Institute - 1308B
Lecture Time
12:30 - 13:30

Introduction and workshop overview; Participant introductions (ID 915)

Session Type
Off-site Pre-Symposium Workshop
Date
Sun, 19.06.2022
Session Time
09:00 - 16:00
Room
Michener Institute - 1308B
Lecture Time
09:00 - 09:45