Archive for September, 2012

Sep 27 2012

Request for Proposals: 2013 Baby’s First Test Challenge Awards

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The Genetic Alliance will distribute several awards up to $20,000 each for organizations to integrate Baby’s First Test into new or existing outreach, engagement, or educational efforts. Each year, Genetic Alliance funds proposals that detail innovative solutions to challenges in the newborn screening system. Genetic Alliance considers proposals submitted from nonprofit organizations, public health groups, research institutions, and private-sector companies.

For more information, please visit: http://www.babysfirsttest.org/newborn-screening/challenge-awards

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Sep 27 2012

Call for Abstracts: Association of Public Health Laboratories

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The 2013 Joint Meeting of the Newborn Screening & Genetic Testing Symposium (NBSGTS) and International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS) will be held in Atlanta, GA on May 5-10, 2013. Abstracts may be submitted for presentations, posters or roundtables. Only abstracts submitted online will be considered. The deadline for abstract submission is November 2, 2012.

For more information on how to submit an abstract, please visit: http://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/APHL/attach/NBSGTS_Call_for_Abstracts.pdf

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Sep 27 2012

Time Out for Genetics: Genetics and Coding: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know

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The next webinar of the Time Out for Genetics webinar series, Genetics and Coding: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know, will take place on Thursday, September 27 from 12:00-12:30pm Central. Reserve your spot now!

This educational webinar series is presented by the Genetics in Primary Care Institute (GPCI) – a cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The objective of this 10-part series is to increase awareness and education regarding the provision of genetic medicine in primary care practice. It is designed for primary care clinicians, pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, geneticists, and other stakeholders.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/GPCI.aspx#webinar

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Sep 27 2012

Recent article publication regarding decision-analytic modeling frameworks for genetic services stakeholders

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We would like to congratulate Gregory Guzauskas, from the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality at the University of Washington, on his recent publication entitled, “Stakeholder perspectives on decision-analytic modeling frameworks to assess genetic services policy.” Guzauskas and colleagues evaluated genetic services stakeholder opinions on the potential usefulness of decision-analytic modeling to inform coverage decisions. These stakeholders were then asked to identify genetic tests for decision-analytic modeling studies. This article was published in Genetics in Medicine as an e-publication on July 26, 2012.

To read the abstract, follow this link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22836698

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