APHL sponsors education and training programs in multiple formats to accommodate the demanding schedules of professionals in biochemical genetic testing and newborn screening. Webinars and workshops – presented live and then archived examine screening platforms and methodologies, clinical aspects of newborn screening disorders and related policy issues, among other topics.
All APHL newborn screening and genetics testing workshops and webinars offer continuing education credits.
The following materials from APHL newborn screening and genetics webinars and workshops are provided free for your review.
Funke Akinsola, specialist, Newborn Screening & Genetics, for assistance with training materials and programs.
2012 MMWR: Good Lab Practices for Biochemical Genetic Testing and Newborn Screening for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
Laboratory professionals working in biochemical genetic testing or newborn screening laboratories who are looking for CE opportunities are encouraged to read the
2012 MMWR Recommendation and Reports: Good Laboratory Practices for Biochemical Genetic Testing and Newborn Screening for Inherited Metabolic Disorders and take a post-test to document knowledge gained and earn CEs.
The document can be used to prepare for an upcoming accreditation or laboratory certification inspection, strengthen a laboratory's quality improvement program, and assist in developing a competency testing plan for staff.
Alpha Thalassemia Webinar Series
Newborn Screening in the United States
Hemoglobinopathies: Current Practices for Screening, Confirmation and Follow-up
Introduction, History, Specimen Collection
Hemoglobinopathy Screening Methods: Isoelectric Focusing (IEF), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Molecular Methods, Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Overall Method Advantages and Limitations
Screening and Reporting Algorithms, Quality Assurance, Follow-up
Legal and Legislative Issues in NBS
APHL Overview of the Implications of the NPRM for NBS Webinar (2015)
APHL Newborn Screening Research and Informed Consent Meeting
Methods to Detect Pompe and Other Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) Workshop Materials
APHL Pompe and LSDs Workshop (2015)