Annual Meeting Highlights: Day Two

Video Clip:
Importance of Public Education around Newborn Screening


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APHL talks with Natasha Bonhomme, Vice President of Strategic APHL Development at Genetic Alliance, about the importance of public education around the storage of residual specimens (bloodspots) in newborn screening.

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Victor Waddell of Arizona accepts the gavel from outgoing President Pat Luedtke.

Top 10 Tweets from Day Two:

  • aphlkim: #APHL recently revised its statement on residual bloodspots, urging states to develop policy on access, storage and use of dried bloodspots
  • LSlayden: A salute to his native Ireland, Waddell promises to recruit leprechauns to resolve the lab workforce shortage #aphl
  • TravisJobe: Dr. Toby Merlin from @CDCgov describes how ELC funding supports key public health funding. the role of labs is vital. #APHL
  • LSlayden: When asked whether aware of #newbornscreening tests, only a little over 50% aware tests were performed #aphl
  • MeganLatshaw: Measuring chemicals in people needs to be undertaken in a thoughtful way. #APHL is drafting study guidelines, along with CSTE.
  • JBP_EH Jennifer: Spring 2011 exercise showed expanded capacity. Labs in LRN-C & CDC analyzed 10,000 uranium clinical samples in less than 1 week. #aphl
  • CathyAPHL: #aphl – the 6 Rs: retirement, retention , recruitment, research, retrain, and repository of workforce. What to focus on? all of it
  • aphlkim It’s official: #APHL welcomes Victor Waddell of Arizona as President/APHL. Best wishes to past president Pat Luedtke!
  • LSlayden: Dr Bill Hausler was an icon, 30 years the IA Lab Director, who shaped laboratory standards and #microbiology practice for 50 yrs #aphl
  • KenAPHL: Pat Ludtke wishes a fond farewell and best wishes to Rosemary Humes, AHL’s Sr. Dir. for Scientific Affairs aka the “Rock of H1N1” #aphl

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