Newborn Foundation in China to Host Inaugural International Summit on Newborn Screening and Early Detection of CHD : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

Bookmark and Share

Newborn Foundation in China to Host Inaugural International Summit on Newborn Screening and Early Detection of CHD

April 16, 2013

Newborn Foundation in China to Host Inaugural International Summit on Newborn Screening and Early Detection of CHD

Washington, DC / Beijing, China (RPRN) 04/16/13 — The Newborn Foundation, an international non-profit working specifically to leverage health IT and medical technologies to improve outcomes and reduce disparities for newborns and families, is in Beijing, China this week, hosting the inaugural International Summit on Newborn Screening and Early Detection of Congenital Heart Disease. The summit will take place Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at the Prime Hotel Beijing Wangfujing meeting centre in Beijing.

Held in conjunction with the China National Office for Maternal and Child Health Surveillance, the summit is designed to provide a public health framework for successful population health screening and infrastructure, particularly for the most prevalent of birth defects, congenital heart disease. The meeting will include multi-national discussions and presentations of best practices from esteemed international and Chinese delegations of public health, policy, health IT, healthcare providers and clinical experts. Top Chinese CHD clinicians and academic leaders from all provinces were invited. The summit ( is part of a phased pilot project to explore early detection and treatment capacity-building for pediatric heart disease in China.

"This is an historic opportunity to work on a serious newborn health issue in a nation with 16 million births each year. We believe early detection of diseases and disorders is one of the surest ways to reduce infant mortality and improve overall health in any country – and the technology infrastructure surrounding that is paramount. We are honored to learn from the public health leaders and clinicians in China and also share the experiences of an esteemed group of international experts in care delivery and public health," said Jim Bialick, Executive Director of the Newborn Foundation. 

The Newborn Foundation was co-founded by Annamarie Saarinen, the mother of an infant diagnosed at two days old with critical congenital heart disease. The organization has been integral in the policy development and adoption of universal, required newborn heart screening as a public health initiative. Since the Secretary of Health and Human Services recommended all newborns in the U.S. be screened for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) in September 2011, the Newborn Foundation has worked on the policies, technologies, telehealth and information systems needed to implement the screening throughout the U.S. and in four additional countries.

The international delegation will also tour hospitals and public health offices in Beijing, Chengdu, and rural Sichuan Province with the goal of implementing a phased pilot program for newborn heart screening in both urban and rural China.


About the Newborn Foundation

The Newborn Foundation ( is a 501(c)(3) organization that leverages health IT, medtech and biotechnology innovation to improve outcomes and reduce disparities for the newest, most vulnerable citizens through vital research, education and pilot projects domestically and internationally. The Newborn Foundation operates in collaboration with the Newborn Coalition (, a 501(c)(4) organization that shapes policies and advances an agenda focused on newborn and infant health IT and medical technologies.

Media Contact Name: Jim Bialick
Media Phone: 858-353-3581
Main image credits: Newborn Foundation
Click here to see all news from this author/company


RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at / Anne Howard

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.


Fuzion International Launches Menswear Collection in San Francisco for the Elevated Spirit

SAN FRANCISCO 11/27/15 · — Fuzion International, a San Francisco-based elevated “lifestyle...

BLACK FRIDAY SALE: PR Coupon available! Valid 4 days only!

San Francisco 11/27/15 · BLACK FRIDAY PR valid until Tuesday, December 5...

Fuzion International thrilled to be a part of CFC 1

SAN FRANCISCO 11/25/15 · What an awesome fighting event. Fuzion International, a San...

The African-American Dating Experience

Austin, TX 11/24/15 · New book Chronicles The African American Dating Experience…And...

The eWheel Adventure Begins! Self Balancing Scooter Market Explodes

ATLANTA, GA 11/15/15 · From the Hover-board to the eWheel the self-balancing...

GreenRoad Releases Next Generation of its Mobile Application

Austin, TX 11/11/15 · GreenRoad Releases the Next Generation of its Mobile...

Fuzion International Coming to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO 11/10/15 · Come and meet lifestyle brand designer Lucas Molo...

Popular New Service Enables Customers to Order a Christmas Tree Online

New Brunswick, Canada 11/10/15 · The pace of modern living means we don't...

Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms Launches Modern Delivery Service

New Brunswick, MA 11/07/15 · Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms has launched a new...

New Service Delivers Fresh Christmas Trees to Hot Texas Homes

TEXAS 11/06/15 · It’s not always easy to fill a home...

Georgia Rapper Young Kuntry Release New Video/Single/LP

Atlanta, Ga 11/06/15 · Young Kuntry, one of Georgia most popular upcoming...

Digital Traffic Systems Awarded Contract in Ohio for Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) Maintenance

RICHMOND, VA 11/04/15 · Digital Traffic Systems, Inc. ( has been awarded...

Welcome to the World’s most Supercharged Messenger Bag for Commuters

London, UK 11/03/15 · The ability to charge a smartphone or iPad...

SEC Adopts Rules to Permit Crowdfunding

Washington D.C 10/30/15 · Proposes Amendments to Existing Rules to Facilitate Intrastate...