Good Lab Practices for Establishing Newborn Screening Program

Webinar

June 15, 2021
11:00 am-1:00 pm | Karachi

Medical College

Introduction:
Metabolic diseases or inherited metabolic disorders (IMD) are significant cause of mortality and morbidity among children in both the developed  and developing countries. IMDs are congenital metabolic disorders resulting from the absence or abnormality of an enzyme or its cofactor,  leading to either accumulation or deficiency of a specific metabolite. These are also called inborn errors of metabolism.
 
Course Objectives:
- Understand the Clinical utility of newborn screening testing of inherited metabolic disorders.
- Describe the test for follow-up testing of various inherited Metabolic disorders.
- Interpret newborn screening reports.

Speakers: 
- Dr Lena Jafri "Pak-IMD Net and Newborn Screening"
- Dr George Sayhoun "Challenges faced by Clinical Laboratories in Newborn Screening of IMDs"
- Dr Hafsa Majid "Challenges and Opportunities: Experience of AKUH Newborn Screening Program)"
- Dr Sibtain Ahmed "Ask the Expert" 

Who should attend?
Pathologist, Biochemical Genetics Technologist and Scientists, Chemical Pathology Residents and Trainees.

Organisers: 
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in collaboration with Department of Continuing Professional Education and Pakistan Inherited Metabolic Disorders Network (Pak-IMD-Net) A Working Group of Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathology (PSCP) 

V E N U E

Via Zoom

Course Director: 
Dr Lena Jafri

For Registration:

C O N T A C T

Nasheed Irshad
Phone: 0213 486 1927