Meeting of Regional and Global Specialized Polio Reference Laboratories of the WHO European Polio Laboratory Network (2015)



11–12 March 2015, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Potters Bar, United Kingdom

The main objective of the meeting was to make a final decision on the adoption of an updated algorithm for poliovirus isolation which is now used by GPLN laboratories in all other WHO regions. Adopting the new testing algorithm will help ensure that laboratories use fully standardized methods across the Region and will improve timeliness of detection of programmatically important polioviruses.