October 18-22, 2020 Iowa Events Center | Des Moines, IA  

APHL Newborn Screening Symposium 2020Sponsored by: APHL

Co-Sponsored by:

The 2020 Newborn Screening Symposium will bring together national and international experts to discuss new and emerging technologies, candidate conditions, quality improvement, and clinical outcomes and therapeutics, and other developments in the fields of newborn screening and genetics. The varied program will include poster sessions, Meet the Manufacturers sessions, receptions and an exhibit hall.

Parents and advocacy organizations will join subject matter experts at the  conference.

As information becomes available, APHL will post it below. Check back for updates.

Be advised: The 2020 NBS will start on Sunday and end on Thursday.

Save the Date!


Registration will open in June 2020.

Registration fees have increased. They will be:

  • $675 - Early (until September 11, 2020)
  • $725 - Late (after September 11, 2020)
  • $200 - Student


Updated program information will be posted here as it becomes available.The Symposium has been extended a half day and will begin at 4:00pm on Sunday, Oct. 18 with a keynote session followed by the welcome reception. It will end on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 12:00pm.

Abstract Submissions

Oral, Poster and Roundtable abstract submissions are invited from the newborn screening community. They must be completed online. Details are in the Call for Abstracts below.

Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau

Future Conferences

2021 Newborn Screening Symposium
October 3-7, 2021 | Sacramento, CA

2022 Newborn Screening Symposium
October 16-20, 2022 | Tacoma, WA