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Public Health Grand Rounds on Tuesday, September 20 at 1 p.m. (EDT)

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We are pleased to present the September session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Beyond the Blood Spot: Newborn Screening for Hearing Loss and Critical Congenital Heart Disease.” This session will be available via live webcastfrom CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 1 p.m. (EDT).

Newborn screening began in the United States in the 1960s to test for medical conditions that may not be apparent just by looking at a baby. Finding these conditions soon after birth can help prevent certain serious problems, such as brain damage, organ damage, and even death. The traditional method of newborn screening is bloodspot testing, wherein blood is sent to a lab to be screened for a number of conditions. There is also a newer paradigm of point-of-care newborn screening to test for hearing loss and critical congenital heart defects, conditions that are not identifiable through blood tests.

Both traditional bloodspot screening and the newer point-of-care screening tests share the goals of making sure that newborns are tested for certain potentially life-threatening conditions, and ensuring that providers follow up based on test results. The newer tests, however, do pose some unique challenges for public health. Because these tests take place in the health care setting rather than in a lab, it is difficult to standardize both the implementation of the tests and reporting of the test results. Newborn screening is also mandated by each individual state, so tests required in some states may not be in others.

In this session of Public Health Grand Rounds, you will hear how some states have implemented point-of-care newborn screening and what challenges they have faced in standardizing these tests and tracking test results. Speakers will also discuss how public health partners at all levels can work toward ensuring that every baby is screened.

Future Grand Rounds topics include new technologies for diagnosing foodborne illness and sickle cell disease across the lifespan.

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OMB No. 0920-1050

CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
Beyond the Blood Spot: Newborn Screening for Hearing Loss and Critical Congenital Heart Disease
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Roybal Campus

Presented By:

Stuart K. Shapira, MD, PhD
Associate Director for Science and Chief Medical Officer
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
“Advancing the Science of Newborn Screening”
Marci K. Sontag, PhD
Associate Professor, Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
“The Federal Partner Perspective”

Kim Van Naarden Braun, PhD
Epidemiologist, Division of Family Health Services, New Jersey Department of Health
Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
“Implementing and Evaluating CCHD Screening in New Jersey”

Craig A. Mason, PhD
Professor, Education and Applied Quantitative Methods
University of Maine
“From Data to Action: The EHDI Experience”
Facilitated By:

John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

For non-CDC staff interested in viewing the session:
A live external webcast will be available via the Webcast Links section of our website. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, a video of the session will be posted to our archives 2-3 days after the presentation. 

For non-CDC staff who wish to attend in person:
Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport). Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) who wish to attend in person should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to grandrounds@cdc.gov.

Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).

Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2018. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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