Online Program

How we got here: The first 50 years of newborn screening

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Edward McCabe, MD, PhD, March of Dimes, White Plains, NY

Learning Areas:

Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
List select key people and organizations who helped launch newborn screening. Describe examples of benefits to screening. Discuss what is currently in the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in the newborn screening arena for 35 years as a member of state advisory committees in Colorado and Texas, director of a clinic and clinical laboratory that provided follow-up and diagnositic services to screening programs, and as a clinical and laboratory researcher. We showed, for example, that babies screened for PKU in the first 24 hours could be missed (basis of AAP recommendation) and DNA could be analyzed from dried blood spots.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.