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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​.​​

2019 Newborn Screening Molecular Training Workshop

The Newborn Screening Molecular Training Workshop will be held Monday, February 25 to Friday, March 1, 2019 at the CDC's Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch Laboratories in Atlanta, GA.

This five day intensive workshop will include wet-lab activities as well as lecture and discussion. The focus of the workshop will be on molecular assays for a variety of newborn disorders.

Laboratory activities will focus on DNA extraction, PCR-based assays, including single mutation detection, TREC qPCR and Luminex multiplex assay design. Discussion topics will include data reporting and interpretation, evaluation and quality assurance and quality control issues just to name a few.

The application deadline is Friday, December 14, 2018.

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