• Advancing through NewSTEPs

    Advancing through NewSTEPs

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APHL strengthens the role of public health labs in newborn screening and genetic testing and designs strategies to address changes in the field.


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Conferences & Trainingshttps://www.aphl.org/programs/newborn_screening/Lists/Highlighted Content/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Conferences & Trainings<img alt="" src="/programs/newborn_screening/PublishingImages/NBS_2010March4_CDCMolecularTrainingGroup.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.aphl.org/programs/newborn_screening/training/Pages/default.aspx, http://redesign.dev.aphl.org/programs/newborn_screening/training/Pages/default.aspx
Quality Assurancehttps://www.aphl.org/programs/newborn_screening/Lists/Highlighted Content/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Quality Assurance<img alt="" src="/programs/newborn_screening/PublishingImages/NBS_IMG_3060_Molecular.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.aphl.org/programs/newborn_screening/Pages/quality-assurance.aspx, http://redesign.dev.aphl.org/programs/newborn_screening/Pages/quality-assurance.aspx
Molecular Resourceshttps://www.aphl.org/programs/newborn_screening/Lists/Highlighted Content/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Molecular Resources<img alt="" src="/programs/newborn_screening/PublishingImages/NBS_DriedBloodSpots_QA.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.aphl.org/programs/newborn_screening/Pages/molecular-resources.aspx, http://redesign.dev.aphl.org/programs/newborn_screening/Pages/molecular-resources.aspx

 

 

Newborn Screening for Policymakershttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/NBS_2012Dec20_Newborn-Screening-Four-Facts-Policymakers-Need-to-Know.pdfNewborn Screening for PolicymakersA brochure for policymakers about newborn screening programs, a public health success story; these programs test for a range of genetic disorders, which, if detected, often can be treated so that children can have healthy lives.
Newborn Screening Timeliness Surveyhttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/NBSTimelinessSuveyReport_10-2014.pdfNewborn Screening Timeliness SurveySurvey results from laboratory directors and follow-up coordinators on newborn screening programs, with a focus on communication issues, the programs’ ability to generate timely results, and the impact of new technologies on timeliness.
The Newborn Screening Storyhttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/NBS_2013May_The-Newborn-Screening-Story_How-One-Simple-Test-Changed-Lives-Science-and-Health-in-America.pdfThe Newborn Screening StoryA history of the newborn screening program over the past 50 years: how it started, the pioneers of the program, how new tests are developed, the role of technology, and, most importantly, a sampling of the lives saved.
Hemoglobi- nopathieshttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/NBS_HemoglobinopathyTesting_122015.pdfHemoglobi- nopathiesA guidance document on screening and diagnostic methods for genetically transmitted blood disorders, including an overview of algorithms for testing, reporting and follow-up from US programs.

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Hemoglobinopathies: Current Practices for Screening, Confirmation and Follow-UpHemoglobinopathies: Current Practices for Screening, Confirmation and Follow-UpPACE or FL Credit is available for this 98-minute archived training webinar, divided into three modules •Module 1 Introduction, History, Specimen Collection •Module 2a Hemoglobinopathy Screening Methods Isoelectric Focusing (IEF), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) • Module 2b Molecular Methods, Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Overall Method Advantages and Limitations • Module 3 Screening and Reporting Algorithms, Quality Assurance, Follow-up Viewers will be eligible to earn 1.5 P.A.C.E.® or Florida continuing education credit hours. In order to receive continuing education credits, viewers will be required to complete the evaluation survey, which is available for completion until May 2017. 2017-05-31T04:00:00Z2017-05-31T04:00:00Zhttps://vimeo.com/channels/1062247, https://vimeo.com/channels/1062247
Alpha Thalassemia Webinar: Part 1- Clinical AspectsAlpha Thalassemia Webinar: Part 1- Clinical AspectsAgenda 100 – 105 Introduction | Tim Davis, BS, Chair, APHL Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory Workgroup, Microbiologist 3, Washington Public Health Laboratories 105 – 120 Definition and Types of Thalassemia ; Alpha Thalassemia| Maria del Pilar Aguinaga, PhD., DLM (ASCP), Co-Director, Sickle Cell Center, Meharry Medical College 120 – 150 Clinical Argument for Alpha Thalassemia Reporting | M. A. Bender, MD., Attending physician, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Director of Odessa Brown Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic 150 – 200 Q&A Session To join Step 1 Dial-In 866-740-1260 Access code 4852701 Step 2 Web Login https//cc.readytalk.com/r/idpmuy8oo7cw&eom 2017-05-31T17:00:00Z2017-05-31T18:00:00Zhttps://cc.readytalk.com/r/idpmuy8oo7cw&eom, https://cc.readytalk.com/r/idpmuy8oo7cw&eom
Alpha Thalassemia Webinar: Part 2- Alpha Thalassemia Newborn Screening in the United StatesAlpha Thalassemia Webinar: Part 2- Alpha Thalassemia Newborn Screening in the United States 100 – 105 Introduction | Tim Davis, Chair, APHL Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory Workgroup, Microbiologist 3, Washington Public Health Laboratories 105 – 125 Hemoglobin Bart’s; Hemoglobin Chain Expression; Hemoglobin H; Hb Constant Spring Reporting and Examples | Tim Davis, Chair, APHL Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory Workgroup, Microbiologist 3, Washington Public Health Laboratories 125 – 135 Hemoglobinopathies Screening Algorithms | Joseph Ubaike, Supervising Microbiologist, NBS Section, Connecticut Department of Health and Ming Chan, Ph.D., Laboratory Director (retired), Florida Department of Health 135 – 150 Summary of the Alpha Thalassemia Reporting Survey | Christine Dorley, MSP, MT(ASCP), NBS Division Manager, Tennessee Department of Health Laboratory Services 150 – 200 Q&A Session To join Step 1 Dial-In 866-740-1260 Access code 4852701 Step 2 Web Login https//cc.readytalk.com/r/wzgakip36j7u&eom 2017-06-29T18:00:00Z2017-06-29T19:00:00Zhttps://cc.readytalk.com/r/wzgakip36j7u&eom, Webinar link
2017 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium 2017 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium September 10-13, 2017 in New Orleans, LA2017-09-10T12:00:00Z2017-09-13T21:00:00Zhttps://www.aphl.org/conferences/NBS-Symposiums/Pages/default.aspx, https://www.aphl.org/conferences/NBS-Symposiums/Pages/default.aspx