WORKING GROUPS

Working Group 2: Evaluation of diagnostic tests with BLCMs

Working Group 2

Initially, WG2 will summarize the existing BLCM methodology for the estimation of the Se and Sp of the diagnostic tests.

Subsequently, WG2 will identify existing gaps and propose modifications to the available methods to cover these gaps. Consequently, WG2 will also be responsible for the creation of open-source software tools for implementing the new methods and making more straightforward the application of existing.

WG2 will also be in charge of issuing guidelines for the sound application of BMLCs in routine diagnostics in the field.

Training and the development of available online material for BLCMs on the evaluation of diagnostic tests will also be the responsibility of WG2 in conjunction with WG5.

Tasks

  • T2.1. Perform systematic review and evaluation of existing BLCMs for the estimation of the Se and Sp of the diagnostic tests.
  • T2.2. Prepare a white paper on the sound application of BLCMs for Se/Sp estimation in Life Sciences.
  • T2.3. Develop training material for domain-expert scientists as well as methodologists in BMLCs.

WG2 Members

Julio Alvarez
WG2 Co-leader & MC Member
VISAVET Health Surveillance Center
Spain
Giles Innocent
WG2 Leader & MC Member
The James Hutton Institute
United Kingdom
Sonja Hartnack
WG2 Active Co-leader & MC Substitute
Vetsuisse faculty
Switzerland
Adriana Amfim
MC Substitute
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Romania
Alex Arenas
MC Member
Universitat Rovira I Virgili
Spain
Andrzej Jarynowski
WG3 Co-leader & MC Member
Interdisciplinary Research Institute
Poland
Anouk Veldhuis
MC Member
GD
Netherlands
Anthony Danso-Appiah
Member
University of Ghana
United Kingdom
Arianna Comin
WG4 Co-leader & MC Member
National Veterinary Institute - SVA
Sweden
Arvo Viltrop
MC Member
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Estonia
Athanasios Tsakris
MC Substitute
University of Athens
Greece
Aurélien Madouasse
WG4 Leader & MC Member
Oniris - INRA
France
Bojan Adzic
MC Member
Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratory
Montenegro
Boris Bikbov
MC Substitute
Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Italy
Carolina Soledad Romero García
MC Substitute
Hospital General Universitario
Spain
Charalambos Billinis
MC Member
University of Thessaly
Greece
Christiana Demetriou
MC Member
University of Nicosia Medical School
Cyprus
Conor McAloon
MC Member
University College Dublin
Ireland
David Faraggi
MC Member
University of Haifa, Israel
Israel
Didem  Derici Yildirim
MC Substitute
Mersin University
Turkey
Dora Buonfrate
MC Member
IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria hospital
Italy
Eduardo de Freitas Costa
MC Substitute
Netherlands
Eleftherios Meletis
Grant Holder Manager
University of Thessaly
Greece
Elena Von Der Lippe
WG2 Member
Germany
Enisa Ademović
MC Substitute
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fatih Ozogul
WG2 Member
Turkey
Felix Fischer
MC Member
Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany
Gottfried Endel
MC Member
Main Association of the Austrian social insurance associations
Austria
Hayley Jones
MC Member
University of Bristol
United Kingdom
Inge Van Damme
MC Member
Ghent University
Belgium
Iskra Cvetkovikj
MC Member
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje
Macedonia
Jörn Klein
WG1 Active Co-leader & MC Member
University of Southeast Norway
Norway
Jose Gonzales Rojas
MC Member
Netherlands
László Ózsvári
MC Member
University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest
Hungary
Lejla Dzananovic
MC Member
Faculty of Medicine University of Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Locksley Messam
MC Substitute
University College Dublin
Ireland
Lubica Murinova
MC Member
Slovak Medical University in Bratislava
Slovakia
Luzia Gonçalves
MC Member
Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical
Portugal
Marcel Leppée
STSM Coordinator & MC Member
Institute for Healthy Ageing
Croatia
Marcus Doherr
WG5 Leader & MC Member
Freie Universität
Germany
Margarita Terentjeva
MC Member
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Latvia
Marina Zekic Stosic
MC Substitute
Scientific veterinary institute Novi Sad
Serbia
Matthew Denwood
Vice Chair & WG3 Leader & MC Member
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Matthias Greiner
MC Substitute
German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
Germany
Michal Czopowicz
MC Substitute
Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW
Poland
Michel Vaillant
MC Member
Luxembourg Institute of Health
Luxembourg
Milton Severo Barros da Silva
MC Member
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto
Portugal
Miroslav Benić
MC Member
Croatian veterinary institute
Croatia
Naime Meric Konar
Member
Hacettepe University
Turkey
Nazmiye Altintas
MC Member
Ege University
Turkey
Neville Calleja
MC Member
University of Malta
Malta
Nikolaos Solomakos
MC Substitute
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Greece
Noemi Kiss
WG3 Active Co-leader & MC Substitute
Austria Health Insurance Institute
Austria
Ömer Orkun
MC Member
Turkey
Paolo Eusebi
WG1 Leader & MC Member
Regione Umbria
Italy
Polychronis Kostoulas
Action Chair
University of Thessaly
Greece
Robertas Alzbutas
MC Substitute
Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania
Rosário Oliveira
MC Substitute
Instituto Superior Técnico
Portugal
Sara Savic
MC Member
Scientific veterinary institute "Novi Sad"
Serbia
Saraya Tavornpanich
WG5 Co-leader & MC Member
Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Norway
Siniša Lakić
MC Member
University of Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sorana D. Bolboacă
WG5 Active Co-leader & MC Member
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca
Romania
Søren Saxmose Nielsen
MC Member
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Denmark
Tanja Knific
MC Member
University of Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tarmo Niine
WG4 Active Co-leader & MC Substitute
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Estonia
Taya Forde
MC Substitute
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom
Thibaut Lurier
MC Member
France
Tomas Iesmantas
MC Member
Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania
Vasileios Papatsiros
MC Substitute
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly
Greece
Vesna Velikj Stefanovska
MC Member
Medical Faculty, University "St Kiril and Metodij"
Macedonia
Vlasta Svecova
MC Member
Czech Republic
Xhelil Koleci
MC Substitute
Agricultural University of Tirana
Albania