Muscular Dystrophy Canada Announce Phase 2 of Newborn Screening Initiatives with Call for Funding Proposals
The NMD4C are excited to share an update from MDC around their ongoing work in newborn screening (NBS) for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
NBS gives families the opportunity to make important healthcare decisions from the very beginning and gives every child a chance to realize their developmental potential. After launching phase 1 in December which involved a readiness and feasibility assessment of standardized SMA screening programs in Canada, MDC is excited to launch Phase 2 of their work with a call for proposals for local newborn screening for SMA initiatives.
It is anticipated that these projects will be led by labs or clinicians (or both) and should either focus on setting the lab up for testing or ensuring efficient uptake of policy (i.e., addition of SMA to existing provincial newborn screening panel).
The deadline to submit proposals is June 16th, 2021 @ 11:59pm ET.
Click here to read the full press release and find out more about MDC’s newborn screening initiatives and the call for proposals! If you have any questions, please email