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. 

Please contact 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. Learn more​.

Alpha Thalassemia Webinar Series​​​

Clinical Aspects
Recording and transcript

Newborn Screening in the United States
Recording and transcript


Best Practices

Hemoglobinopathies: Current Practices for Screening, Confirmation and Follow-up

Training Webinars

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

Legal and Legislative Issues in NBS

A​PHL Overview of the Implications of the NPRM for NBS Webinar (2015)

APHL Newborn Screening Research and Informed Consent Meeting (2015)

Methods to Detect Pompe and Other Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) Workshop Materials

APHL Pompe and LSDs Workshop (2015)

Molecular Training Materials

Gene Sequencing in Public Health Newborn Screening Meeting (2017) 

APHL Molecular Training Workshop (2016)

APHL Molecular Resources Webinar (2013)

Quality Control/Quality Assurance Training Materials

2018 SMA Webinar Series

Clinical Aspect, Diagnostics and Follow-Up 
Recor​ding and transcript

2017 MPS I Webinar Series

Implementation Considerations
Recording and transcript

Clinical Aspects
Recording and transcript

Overview of Available Screening Methods
Recording and transcript

Other APHL Webinars

APHL X-ALD 101 - Clinical Aspects and Screening Methods (​2016)
Recording and transcript

APHL Pompe Disease 101 - Clinical Aspects and Screening Methods Webinar (2014)