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, and the materials below are all free.
Funke Akinsola, specialist, Newborn Screening and Genetics, for assistance with training materials and programs.
Annual Training Workshops
APHL, in collaboration with the CDC, hosts hands-on workshops on molecular testing and tandem mass spectrometry for laboratory staff on an annual basis. APHL also hosts an annual tandem mass spectrometry workshop for follow-up staff. Calls for applications are typically sent to the NBS state program leadership and posted over the APHL Newborn Screening Community listserv.
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 are encouraged to read the
2012 MMWR Recommendation and Reports: Good Laboratory Practices for Biochemical Genetic Testing and Newborn Screening for Inherited Metabolic Disorders. 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.
Other Training Materials