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Webinars​

The Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) has webinars for its various programs:

​​Prenatal Screening Program​

Inclusion of Sex Chromosome Aneuploidy Screening to the California Prenatal Screening ​Program​ (webinar recorded March 6, 2024)

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TitleInclusion of Sex Chromosome Aneuploidy Screening to the California Prenatal Screening Program​

Published: 4/13/2024

Duration: 1:29:18​​





The above webinar reviews the inclusion of sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCAs or X and Y chromosome variations) to the California Prenatal Screening Program cfDNA panel, including operational changes for ordering cfDNA screening, key transition logistics, revised result mailers and authorized follow-up services for screen positive cases. Patient counseling considerations and resources for patient education are also presented.

If you would like CME credits for viewing this enduring content, p​​lease complete this evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be sent a CME certificate via email in a few weeks.

The Genetic Disease Screening Program has designated this enduring content activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™​. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. The Genetic Disease Screening Program, California Department of Public Health is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. None of the speakers, planners or staff involved with this activity have financial relationships with ineligible companies or commercial interests. This activity has not received commercial support.​​

The California Prenatal Screening Program Town Hall: Adding to the Prenatal Screening Panel (webinar recorded November 7, 2023)

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TitleThe California Prenatal Screening Program Town Hall: Adding to the Prenatal Screening Panel​

Published: 11/13/2023

Duration: 1:04:25​



Discussing Genetic Conditions and Screen-Positive Results​​ (webinar recorded August 3, 2023)

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TitleDiscussing Genetic Conditions and Positive Results with Patients​

Published: 8​/8/2023

Duration: 1:02:24

A special panel of speakers presented on the importance of sensitive delivery of prenatal screening and diagnosis results, the long-term impact of the diagnosis moment, implicit and explicit bias, as well as key recommended practices and resources. 

Speakers included:​

  • Stephanie Meredith, MA, Director, Lettercase National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky
  • Noemi Spinazzi, MD, Medical Director, Charlie’s Clinic, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Down Syndrome Clinic
  • Katie Stoll, MA, CGC, Director, Genetic Support Foundation

Webinar Resources​

CalGenetic Portal: New Features and Additional Training (webinar recorded January 25, 2023)

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TitleCalGenetic Portal: New Features and Additional Training

Published: 1/30/2023

Duration: 18:10​





cfDNA Screening: A Clinical Overview (webinar recorded April 18, 2022)

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TitleA Clinical Overview of cfDNA Screening: CA Prenatal Program Screening Webinar 1

Published: 4/22/2022

Duration: 1:30:58

Webinar Resources

Presenter Slide Decks

If you are having difficulty accessing this content, please contact CDPH at GDSP.Communications@cdph.ca.gov to request this information in an alternate format.​

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N​ewborn Screening Program

California Newborn Screening Program and Provider Responsibilities (webinar recorded November 2, 2023)

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TitleCalifornia Newborn Screening Program and Provider Responsibilities​

Published: 11​/6/2023

Duration: 1:19:14

The California Newborn Screening Program ​and Provider Responsibilities webinar​ was held on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 5 pm. This webinar presented an overview of the California Newborn Screening Program process, its importance for infant health, key benefits, and the vital role of the prenatal and antenatal primary care provider. 

Continuing medical education (CME) credits are available for viewing this recording. The Genetic Disease Screening Program designates this enduring content (recorded) activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. The Genetic Disease Screening Program, California Department of Public Health is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. None of the faculty, planners, or staff involved with this event have any financial relationships with ineligible companies or commercial interests. This activity did not receive commercial support. Many professional societies and credentialing bodies also accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for continuing education unit (CEU) requirements (e.g., nursing, genetic counseling, midwifery, social work, physician assistants, etc). To receive CME credit, please complete the enduring content evaluation for this activity after you view the recording. A CME certificate will be emailed to you.​​​

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