2011 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium

The 2011 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA from November 7-10, 2011.

The two and a half day program will feature platform presentations drawn from submitted abstracts, invited oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibits, a Meet the Manufacturers session and an optional tour of the San Diego county public health laboratory. The symposium will be preceded by half-day workshops on QA/QC and Short-Term and Long-term Follow-up.

The symposium will continue its format of addressing state and national newborn screening, genetic testing and policy issues important to public health laboratories. The symposium will continue to emphasize reports from states, the challenges they face and the data they have generated. Attention to laboratory technologies such as tandem mass spectrometry, DNA analysis, molecular genetics and new immunoassays will be an important part of the program.

Sessions during the meeting will also include topics on new and emerging technologies, candidate conditions for expanding NBS panels, quality improvement throughout NBS and clinical outcomes, therapeutics and research to name a few. All persons involved with newborn screening and genetic testing programs are invited to submit abstracts on any relevant topic, with special attention to the topics above. Input and participation by parents and advocacy organizations is encouraged.

For more information and registration please visit the Website