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Genetic Disease Screening program

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Recorded Webinars​

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​

Fill out the evaluation survey for viewing enduring content for CME credits​

Continuing medical education (CME) credits are available on request. The Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

GDSP designates this enduring content activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

​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). 

None of the faculty, planners, or staff involved with this event have financial relationships with ineligible commercial interests.

​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

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​

If you are having difficulty accessing this content, please contact CDPH at to request this information in an alternate format.​

Webinar 2: California Prenatal Screening Program Changes: What Providers Need to Know (webinar recorded July 26, 2022)​

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TitleWhat Providers Need to Know: CA Prenatal Program Screening Webinar 2

Published: 8/2/2022

Duration: 1:28:34

Webinar 2 Presenter Sl​​​ide Decks

Webinar 3: PNS Program Changes: Provider Support and Educational/Training Materials (webinar recorded August 24, 2022)

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TitleProvider Support and Educational/Training Materials: CA Prenatal Program Screening Webinar 3

Published: 8/24/2022

Duration: 1:32:26

Webina​​r 3

  • Evaluation survey (live attendees fill out for CME credits, Microsoft Form)
  • Evaluation survey (viewers of posted video [enduring content] fill out for CME credits, Microsoft Form)

Presen​ter Slide Decks

If you are having difficulty accessing this content, please contact CDPH at to request this information in an alternate format.

Special Webinar: PNS Program Changes: A Dialogue with Midwives (webinar recorded August 31, 2022)

For this webinar, PNS Program representatives shared more details on how midwives can prepare for the revised PNS Program planned to launch on September 19, 2022. It included a question and answer period to address concerns on workflow, lab choice, billing, and other issues.

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TitleSpecial Webinar: PNS Program Changes: A Dialogue with Midwives

Published: 9/1/2022

Duration: 1:17:29

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