Archive for December, 2014

Dec 22 2014

Webinar Series on Transition of Youth with Special Health Care Needs to Adult Medical Care

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The New York Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetic and Newborn Screening Services (NYMAC) is hosting a biweekly webinar series focusing on the transition of youth with special health care needs to adult medical care. The series begins on February 11 and ends on May 6, and is scheduled for 1:00-2:00pm Eastern time.

For more information, or to register for the series, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1412553946587002114

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Dec 16 2014

Short-Term Follow-Up Webinar Series Sponsored by NewSTEPs

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The Newborn Screening Technical assistance and Evaluation Program (NewSTEPs) will continue to sponsor bi-monthly short-term follow-up webinars for the newborn screening community. The next webinar is scheduled for January 12, 2015 at 3:00pm Eastern Time and will focus on severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID).

For more information, go to: https://www.newsteps.org/educational-resources/short-term-follow-webinar-series

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Dec 02 2014

Article about CPT-1A Arctic Variant in the Alaska Dispatch News

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An article published in the Alaska Dispatch News describes carnitine palmitoyl transferase deficiency, type 1A (CPT-1A) Arctic variant. It quotes both Dr. David Koeller, from Oregon Health and Science University, and Dr. Matt Hirschfeld, from the Alaska Native Medical Center. It also briefly describes the WSGSC CPT-1A Arctic variant project being led by Dr. Koeller. To read the article, go to: http://www.adn.com/article/20141129/clues-emerging-about-arctic-gene-diet-and-health

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Dec 02 2014

New England Genetics Collaborative’s Policy Brief about Genetic Disorders and Health Care Reform

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The New England Genetics Collaborative developed a policy brief for state policymakers entitled, “New England Children with Genetic Conditions and Health Care Reform: Information and Recommendations for State Policymakers”.  For the full brief, go to: http://negenetics.org/downloads/NEGCPolicyReport2014.pdf

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