Posted at 7:55 AM, October 10, 2014

Meets Annually


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Public Health Council Room, 2nd floor
The Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston MA 02108


  1. I. Welcome, Introductions and Announcements: Karen McAlmon, M.D., Chair Massachusetts Newborn Screening Advisory Committee

  2. Review and Approval of March 25, 2014 Meeting Minutes
  3. Review of Legal Status of Previous Committee Actions: James Ballin, Deputy General Counsel
  4. Developments Related to Agenda Items
    • National Activities: Anne Comeau, Ph.D., Deputy Director, New England Newborn Screening Program
    • State Legislative Bills: Roger Eaton, Ph.D., Director, New England Newborn Screening Program
  5. Newborn Screening for Pompe or Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
    • Clinical Considerations: Inderneel Sahai, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, New England Newborn Screening Program
    • Laboratory Considerations: Roger Eaton, Ph.D.
    • Motions: Karen McAlmon, M.D.
  6. Agenda Items for Next Meeting
    • Additional Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD)
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) pilot
    • Sequencing utilities and research
    • Other

Please note the Department of Public Health implemented a new building access program. You will be asked to show identification before entering the building. Please inform the security guard that you are attending the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Meeting.

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.