1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Past Event

Event Description

The history of newborn screening (NBS) demonstrates the strength and integrity of its mission: to identify children with congenital conditions who need treatment to prevent adverse outcomes. NBS started in just a few states screening for a single disorder – phenylketonuria - and has grown to a core panel of 37 conditions. It is anticipated that the panel will continue to evolve as the knowledge of genetic conditions expands, detection technologies advance, and new treatments emerge. Join this OneLab Network event to learn more about the newborn screening system and how the state of Oregon has advanced its NBS work to improve health outcomes in babies across the state.

Event Objectives

After completing this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify educational and other resources available through the OneLab Network 
  • Summarize the history of newborn screening as well as the current newborn screening system 
  • Describe new developments in newborn screening 

Attendees may be eligible to receive 1.0 contact hours of P.A.C.E.® credit.

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Event Speakers

Dr. Patrice Held

Dr. Patrice K. Held, Ph.D

Manager of Oregon Newborn Screening Program

Oregon State Public Health Laboratory

Co-Director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory

Oregon Health & Sciences University