Newborn Screening conference in New Zealand

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The 7th Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening (ANHS) conference will be held in Auckland on 17 and 18 May 2013 – the first time it has been held in New Zealand. Delegates will hear from a wide range of professionals who will give their perspectives on newborn hearing screening and early intervention, including medicine, audiology, education, therapy and parents.

Newborn hearing screening programmes are now established in New Zealand and across Australia. The focus of the conference will be sustainability and development, with the overarching theme of quality, nurturing, growing and enriching newborn hearing screening programmes. Topics will include: cultural issues in screening; parental experiences at point of identification ; cross collaboration and multidisciplinary team approaches to newborn screening ; and maintaining motivation and quality in established screening program.

Further information: http://www.conference.co.nz/anhs13

Rose Simpson