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Explore the Newborn Screening Information Center
HRSA recently unveiled the Newborn Screening Information Center, an online guide to newborn screening services. Newborn screening involves checking babies for a number of serious health conditions and identifying those needing early intervention and treatment. It is the only way to detect these conditions before obvious symptoms appear or cause problems. The new resource provides background on conditions screened, the screening process and options for treatment. HRSA supports newborn screening in all states nationwide. Explore the Newborn Screening Information Center.…

eGNA's Genetic Nutrition ECHO is Launching September 2020
eGNA's Genetic Nutrition ECHO is Launching September 2020We are excited to announce that the first cohort for the eGNA Genetic Nutrition ECHO has been enrolled and will be starting next month. This 12-week traineeship program will increase the knowledge of providers treating patients with inherited metabolic disorders. We have reached our enrollment capacity for the fall cohort, but there is still an opportunity to participate in the next session, which is scheduled to begin in Feb. 2021. To find out more information about the Genetic Nutrition ECHO, watch the video below or view the flyer for more information.…

Health and Human Services Telemedicine Hack
To support wide adoption of telemedicine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is partnering with the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico and the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN Learning Network to deliver a 10-week, virtual peer-to-peer learning community called Telemedicine Hack. To register, click here. …

A Taste of eGNA: Now Expanding with Project ECHO
A Taste of eGNA: Now Expanding with Project ECHO The Southeast Regional Genetics Network (SERN) is ready to launch its first Project ECHO platform for genetic disorders. Our first pilot project will focus on a multidisciplinary medical education approach focused on training genetic metabolic providers. We are currently recruiting for the Genetic Nutrition ECHO program which will launch in the fall of 2020. We hosted an ECHO methodology demonstration on Wednesday, April 29 where more than 300 genetic professionals, public health professionals, and other providers registered to learn more about Project ECHO. We had three case presenters from different institutions, active audience participation, and faculty experts who provided recommendations. If you are a genetic professional, currently seeing patients, we would like your help in completing the Genetic Nutrition ECHO Needs Assessment. In addition, if you are interested in further educational opportunities, you will be directed to complete the Participant Interest…

COVID-19 Updated Resources for Southeast Region
Please find below current details and information regarding Telemedicine and COVID-19  SERN Emergency Medical Food Access Fact Sheet  https://southeastgenetics.org/covid_fact_sheet.php Up to date information on the coronavirus: https://www.coronavirus.gov/ Research information on the coronavirus: https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus The Health Resources and Services Administration has developed a website for providers and patients on telehealth. You can access the website here. Telehealth Coverage Policies in the Time of COVID-19 https://www.cchpca.org/resources/covid-19-telehealth-coverage-policies  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Current Emergencies, COVID-19 https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Telehealth Remote Communications During COVID-19                                                                 https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html Telehealth Videos for Patients and Providers https://www.westernstatesgenetics.org/ COVID-19 Information from the Region’s Telehealth Resource Centers Southeast Telehealth Resource Center https://www.setrc.us/learn/overview.html TexLa Telehealth Resource Center https://texlatrc.org/ South Central Telehealth Resource Center https://learntelehealth.org/ Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center https://www.matrc.org/matrc-telehealth-resources-for-covid-19/ Information on this page will be updated frequently. …

Family Perspectives on Telegenetics
If you were unable to attend the webinar on Telegenetics presented by The National Genetics Education and Family Support Center, you can find details of the recording below.   Webinar Recording Webinar Slide Presentation Telegenetics and Telehealth Resources  Telewhat?! Infographic…

HRSA Telehealth and COVID-19
  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invites you to a free webinar on Telehealth and COVID-19.   Date: Monday, April 20, 2020   Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm ET   Learning Topics: Review current telehealth policies under COVID-19 Discuss successful telehealth approaches/models to address the unique challenges in health care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. Virtual Screenings and Consultations, Remote Patient Monitoring, Tele-Emergency, Tele-ICU) Highlight technical resources to assist in the development and expansion of telehealth programs   Featured Speakers: Mei Kwong, JD, Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy   Dee W. Ford, MD, MSCR, Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina Project Director, Telehealth Center of Excellence Medical Director, Tele-ICU & ICU Innovations   Kathryn King, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina Associate Project Director, Telehealth Center of Excellence Associate Executive Medical Director, Center for Telehealth Medical Director, School-based Telehealth   Richard L. Summers, MD, FACEP Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center Billy…

Telemedicine Resources
Are you implementing a telegenetics clinic? Do you need materials to help you get started? If so, you have come to the right place. Below you will find documents and links that you can use to help you get started. See the details below. More details will be added soon.  Tips for conducting a telemedicine video: https://www.westernstatesgenetics.org/ Updated policies on telemedicine during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://www.cchpca.org/resources/covid-19-telehealth-coverage-policies?utm_source=Telehealth+Enthusiasts&utm_campaign=e9dfb9c33f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_20_01_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ae00b0e89a-e9dfb9c33f-353230897   Links to Telehealth Resource Centers: The Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) provide assistance to individuals who are currently providing or are interested in providing care to patients via telemedicine. The TRCs are divided into 12 regional and 2 national centers. Below, you will find the link to the different TRCs in the SERN and the 2 national centers.  Telehealth Resource Center Website Southeast Telehealth Resource Center (SC, GA, AL, FL) http://learntelehealth.org/ South Central Telehealth Resource Center (MS, ARK, TN) http://learntelehealth.org/ TexLa (TX, LA) http://www.texlatrc.org/ Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (NC,…

Genetics Education NEwsletter: GENE
The National Coordinating Center (NCC) is excited to announce that GENE has been launched. GENE is a quarterly newsletter that highlights educational resources developed by the seven Regional Genetics Networks (RGNs), National Genetics Education and Family Support Center (NGEFSC), and NCC. You can access GENE here: https://mailchi.mp/nccrcg/gene0320…

2020 Annual Meeting for SERN/SERGG - July 16-18 in Asheville, NC
2020 Annual Meeting for SERN/SERGG - July 16-18 in Asheville, NCThe next annual SERN/SERGG meeting will be held July 16-18, 2020 at Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, NC. More information available on the SERGG website: http://sergg.org/…

SERN/SERGG Annual Meeting
The next annual SERN/SERGG meeting will be held July 16-18, 2020 at Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, NC. More information available on the SERGG website: http://sergg.org/…

Federal Legislation Updates
There have been a few pieces of federal legislation introduced that may be of interest to you. We have included links to the bill text and professional organization responses (when available) below. Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2019 Bill Text (here) Professional Organization Statements/Letters NSGC (here) ASHG (here) ACMG (here) Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey Act of 2019 Bill Text (Senate: here and House: here) Advancing Access to Precision Medicine Act Bill Text (here) ... Rani H Singh PhD, RD, LD Professor Emory University Department of Human Genetics and Pediatrics 404-778-8519 rsingh@emory.edu…

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