The 2013 Joint Meeting of the Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium and International Society for Neonatal Screening will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA from May 5-10, 2013.
The five day international program will feature platform presentations drawn from submitted abstracts from around the world, invited oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibits, a Meet the Manufacturers session, awards luncheon, welcome reception, off-site social and an optional tour of the Georgia Department of Public Health Laboratory and the Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch at CDC.
The symposium will continue its format of addressing state, national and international newborn screening systems issues, genetic testing and policy issues important to public health. The symposium will continue to emphasize newborn screening reports from around the globe, the challenges they face and the data they have generated.
Sessions during the meeting will also include topics on new and emerging technologies, candidate conditions for expanding NBS panels, quality improvement throughout NBS and clinical outcomes, therapeutics and research to name a few. All persons involved with newborn screening systems and genetic testing programs are invited to submit abstracts on any relevant topic, with special attention to the topics above. Input and participation by parents and advocacy organizations is encouraged.
Be sure to mark your calendar to attend this very important meeting.
Both the CDC and Georgia Public Health Laboratory tours are filled.
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