New born Screening Can Save Thousands of Human Lives

A Small Symposium on “New born Screening Can Save Thousands of Human Lives”
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
4-7 May 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

The Medicine Unit of ATINER is organizing a Small Symposium on “New born Screening Can Save Thousands of Human Lives”, 4-7 May 2020, Athens, Greece as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences, 4-7 May 2020, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences.

Lives and health of those who have no voice should be everybody’s concern.  Roughly 8 million children are either still born or die each year with in the first month of their life. This figure never makes a news. Newborn screening is the practice of testing all babies in their first days of life for certain disorders including genetic and metabolic and conditions that can hinder their normal development. Early detection and treatment can help prevent intellectual and physical disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. Most of the conditions included in newborn screening can cause serious health problems if treatment is not started shortly after birth. Prompt identification and management of these conditions may be able to prevent life-threatening complications.  A positive result does not mean that a baby definitely has a disease, but it indicates that diagnostic testing, should be performed as soon as possible. If the baby does have the disease, quick follow-up testing can allow treatment or management, such as a special diet, to begin very soon after birth. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

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Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Myceanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 20 April 2020 to: Dr. P. D. Gupta, Academic Member, ATINER & Former, Director Grade Scientist, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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