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ONLINE ONLY: Pediatric Grand Rounds
Start Date: 5/21/2020Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 5/21/2020End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description

Please note: This event is online only.

(Please contact organizer for Zoom ID)

The Role of the General Pediatrician in the Era of Expanded Newborn Screening: New Technology, Old Controversies

Presented By
Michael Schneider, MD, Metabolic and Chief of Clinical Genetics, Section of Neurology, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Joseph Melvin, DO, Section of Child Neurology, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the impact of false-positive results, as well as, other ethical, social, and legal issues surrounding newborn testing
  • Identify adverse consequences of rapidly expanding newborn screening without establishing the appropriate research and resource infrastructure needed to provide high-quality medical services to children and their families
  • Discuss the potential for “diagnostic odysseys” and review national standards in newborn screening

Accreditation Statement
Tower Health is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Tower Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Series Disclosures
The course director and members of the planning committee do not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to disclose regarding today’s presentation. Faculty and all others who have ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by Tower Health are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Event Disclosures
Speakers Joseph Melvin, DO and Michael Schneider, MD report having no actual or potential conflict of interest inrelation to this educational activity.

Claiming CME Credits
Attendees MUST sign in with the six-digit activity code provided at the session using eeds within 24 hours of the conference start time and complete the online evaluation within 30 days at

Contact Information:
Name: Alma Barberena
Email: alma.barberena@towerhealth.org
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