Practical Approaches to Inherited Diseases conference

Free conference on Saturday, October 22 from 9:15am to 5:00pm designed for clinicians, health care workers, midwives, therapists, educators, and administrators who serve the Plain communities in Wisconsin.

Topics include: 

  • Newborn Screening – Discuss the status and role of the newborn screening program in Plain communities, including identification of genetic disorders and the role of carrier screening.
  • Neurodevelopmental and Movement Disorders – Describe how to investigate infants/children presenting with neurodevelopmental and movement disorders. Recognize the inheritance pattern of common neurological disorders in the Plain population.
  • Sudden Death, Cardiac, and Lipid Conditions – Recognize the common inherited cardiac and lipid disorders including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, propionic acidemia, sitosterolemia, and hypercholesterolemia.


Sponsored by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, Windows of Hope, Center for Special Children and Wisconsin Guild of Midwives