The Newborn Screening & Genetic Testing Symposium addresses state, national and international newborn screening systems issues, genetic testing and policy issues important to public health. It emphasizes newborn screening reports from around the globe, the challenges they face and the data they have generated. All persons involved with newborn screening systems and genetic testing programs are invited to attend. Input and participation by parents and advocacy organizations is encouraged. This symposium is held every 18 months with the next one scheduled for April 7-10, 2019 in Chicago, IL.