Archive for December, 2009

Dec 22 2009

Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide

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The National Library of Medicine recently launched the Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide. This guide covers more than 100 conditions and lists the terminologies and codes used for each. It also identifies the tests that may be used in screening for each condition. For more information about the guide, go to:

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Dec 11 2009

20th ACHHDNC Meeting

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HTML clipboardThe 20th meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC) will take place on January 21, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST and January 22, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. at the Marriott Washington at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20005.

The meeting will be webcast. Information on how to access the webcast will be available one week prior to the meeting, January 14, 2010, by clicking on the meeting link at

Registration for the in-person meeting can be completed by going to the meeting registration website at The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 19, 2010. If there are technical problems gaining access to the website, please contact Feven Habteab, Meetings Coordinator, at

You can locate the Agenda and Committee Roster at the home page of the Committee website at

Members of the public can present oral comments during the public comment periods of the meeting, which are scheduled for both days of the meeting. Those individuals who want to make a comment are requested to register online by Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at Written comments should be sent via email no later than Tuesday, January 19, 2010 for consideration. Comments should be submitted to:

Feven Habteab, Meetings Coordinator,
Conference and Meetings Management, Altarum Institute,
1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 700,
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202 828-5100
Fax: 202 785-3083

For more information, contact Alaina Harris at (301) 443-0721 or

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