Massachusetts Medical Society: Positive Newborn Screen - Now What?

Positive Newborn Screen - Now What?

Genetics for the Nongeneticist

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

  • If you receive this notice, do you know what to do?

  • Do you feel confident discussing the results with the parents?

  • Do you know where to go if you have questions?

  • Who do I refer this patient to?

This webinar will describe the NBS process in each New England state and provide a local contact person for questions. Participants will learn where to access additional information on the specific genetic condition in question and how to help determine next steps. Faculty will provide clear guidance on what and how to communicate to anxious new parents so that you are both empowered to provide the best care.

Webinar Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Explain the NBS process in their state and who to contact with questions

  • Access and utilize guidance documents on the screened genetic conditions

  • Implement emergent action for screened conditions that require prompt response


Angela Shepard
Angela Shepard, MD, MPH
Director, New England Regional Genetics Network

5-Part Webinar Series Flyer

Webinar Registration Fees

This is a free webinar.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $635,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.”

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and New England Regional Genetics Network. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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