The Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Newborn Screening Will Convene High-Profile Newborn Screening Leaders and Partners to Celebrate Accomplishments and to Highlight the Need for Continued and Sustained Support for Newborn Screening
SILVER SPRING, MD--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) -
Hosted by the Association of Public Health Laboratories with the support of our partners
Following a reception celebrating the many accomplishments of newborn screening over the past 50 years, guests will gather for the following program:
September 18, 2013 from 4:00-6:30pm
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
East Capitol Street, NE & First Street, Washington, DC
Named one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century by CDC, newborn screening has been saving or improving babies' lives since 1963. The Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Newborn Screening is the culmination of a yearlong campaign to raise awareness and provide recognition to the many leaders who have shaped this critical program. APHL will also be releasing their book, The Newborn Screening Story: How One Simple Test Changed Lives, Science, and Health in America.
The Association of Public Health Laboratories is a national nonprofit located in Silver Spring, MD, that is dedicated to working with members to strengthen governmental laboratories with a public health mandate. By promoting effective programs and public policy, APHL strives to provide public health laboratories with the resources and infrastructure needed to protect the health of US residents and to prevent and control disease globally.
Michelle M. Forman