Have questions about newborn screening and genetics? Now is your chance to ask!

Have questions about newborn screening and genetics? Now is your chance to ask!

Next Monday, APHL will kick off the 2016 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri! Held every 18 months, this conference brings together newborn screening lab scientists, pediatricians, genetic counselors, follow-up coordinators and other professionals working on population genetics. Together, they will address state, national and international newborn screening and genetic testing issues that are important to public health.

Whether you are attending the symposium or not, you can follow the conversation on Twitter using #NBSGTS.

We are extremely excited to have NPR science correspondent, Joe Palca, join our keynote panel! Dr. Palca will present as one of the panelists during this session entitled, “Expanding the Newborn Screening Gateway: Considerations, Applications and Future Implications for Genomics and Precision Medicine.” He will also moderate the Q&A portion of this session.

This year we want to invite you to submit questions to be answered by Dr. Palca and our other highly regarded panelists.

Below is a list of the panelists and their presentation topics, as well as information on how to submit your questions. It is going to be a great discussion!

If you have a question about newborn screening and whole genome sequencing, genetics or genomics, please send them to us by Friday, February 26 at 5:00pm ET. Here’s how:

We might not be able to respond to every question, but we will try our best! If we can’t answer your question during the session, we will work to have an APHL newborn screening team member provide an answer after the symposium.

The keynote session is on Monday, February 29 from 1:30-3:30 PM CT (2:30-4:30 ET)! Be sure to follow #NBSGTS for live tweets from conference attendees!

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