This five day intensive workshop for newborn screening follow up staff will offer didactic presentations on understanding and interpreting test results for NBS screening performed using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). The workshop will focus on best practices and existing published guidelines for newborn screening follow-up activities presented in a series of modules. P.A.C.E® credits will be offered for this workshop.
Prerequisites for the course include the following:
- Applicants should be actively engaged in newborn screening follow-up activities.
- Applicants must have a basic understanding of newborn screening follow-up and metabolic chemistry.
After completing the course, participants will:
- Gain an understanding of results interpretation from MS/MS analysis of dried blood spots for Amino Acidopathies and Urea Cycle Disorders, Fatty acid oxidation disorders, and Organic acid disorders.
- Identify appropriate expected ranges and cutoffs for MS/MS when applied to newborn screening disorders.
- Be able to describe the biochemical and clinical features of metabolic disorders.
June 10-14, 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland
The application period is now closed.
Applications will be accepted until Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Accepted candidates will be notified via email by Friday, March 29, 2018. APHL will cover travel, per diem and accommodation expenses for training workshop participants. This information will be sent to accepted candidates.