Association of Public Health Laboratories 2019 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium

April 7, 2019 to April 10, 2019

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Don Bailey, director of RTI’s Center for Newborn Screening, Ethics, and Disability Studies, will present “Early Check: Initial Findings” during the 2019 Association of Public Health Laboratories Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium.

The symposium gathers national and international experts to present sessions on new and emerging technologies, candidate conditions, quality improvement in newborn screening, and clinical outcomes and therapeutics.

Early Check is a voluntary newborn screening program to identify rare conditions for which there are effective treatments that must begin early. Bailey’s presentation, being delivered at 10:30am on April 10, summarizes findings of the first six months of the program, challenges incurred, and lessons learned.

RTI’s Center for Newborn Screening, Ethics, and Disability Studies works to advance newborn screening science and practice through research, implementation, and evaluation. The center’s team members collaborate with experts and community stakeholders to gain consensus about newborn screening data standards and conducts formative and summative evaluations of projects focused on genetic conditions identifies through newborn screening.