Posted at 11:25 AM, December 4, 2015

Meets Annually


Friday, December 11, 2015, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM


New Location
New England Newborn Screening Program
305 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Retreat Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions: Karen McAlmon, M.D., Chair Massachusetts Newborn Screening Advisory Committee
  2. Review and Approval of September 21, 2015 Meeting Minutes
  3. Massachusetts Public Meeting Law: James Ballin, Deputy General Counsel
  4. Review of Goals and Format for Retreat: Karen McAlmon, M.D.
  5. Review of Conditions, Discussion and Voting: Karen McAlmon, M.D.
    • Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I): Olaf Bodamer, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Chief, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA): Basil Darras, M.D., Director, Division of Clinical Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital and participation from the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Workgroup
    • Pompe Disease: Olaf Bodamer, M.D., Ph.D.
  6. Closing Remarks and Next Steps

Note: Parking is free at this location and it is a short walk up the hill from the Orange Line train station at Forest Hills. Please proceed to the security lobby where you will provide picture identification such as a driver's license/other identification card and someone will assist you in reaching the meeting room.

Contact Information

Janet Farrell, Director
Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
phone: 1-800-882-1435 or 617-624-5959
fax: 617-994-9822
TTY: 617-624-5992

This information is provided by the Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.