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Short Term Follow-Up Stakeholders Meeting

October 25-26, 2016

A critical component to the success of all newborn screening systems is ensuring that all infants receive appropriate testing and care. Short Term Follow-Up entails the process of ensuring that all newborns are screened, that an appropriate follow-up caregiver is informed of results, that confirmatory testing has been completed, that the newborn has received a diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment. This meeting is jointly sponsored by NewSTEPs and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Dates: October 25-26,2016
  • Agenda: Found linked here.
  • Purpose: To convene newborn screening personnel involved with short- and long-term follow-up under the leadership of the NewSTEPs Short Term Follow-Up Workgroup. Participants will share solutions for short- and long-term follow-up newborn screening.
  • Meeting Objectives:
    1. Provide input and offer expert guidance on challenges in follow-up.
    2. Identify Quality Improvement initiatives for follow-up.
    3. Develop a toolkit of solutions to common barriers identified.

If you have any questions please contact Thalia Wood at thalia.wood@aphl.org or 240-485-2701.