Welcome to ISNS

Welcome to the website of the International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS).
This society is aiming to advance screening for neonatal and infant sicknesses and disorders, worldwide. Please read its vision and mission, respectively.
ISNS has around 500 members in more than 70 different countries. Most members have a professional (para)medical background but a few are involved in parents or patients advocacy groups.
For more information about ISNS visit the ISNS-Info section (see here).
ISNS welcomes new members who have demonstrated an active interest in neonatal screening.

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News for Members

If you do not receive the ISNS Newsletter please notify the ISNS Office. The archive containing most Newsletters can be found at https://membership.isns-neoscreening.org/member/files/ISNS_society_documents/Newsletters

If you change your email address please notify the ISNS Office.

Corona - Covid19 statement

Several members have asked for guidance on handling DBS cards from infants from potentially infected mothers. There is evidence that in properly dried blood samples the virus does not survive (see https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(20)30003-3/fulltext). Of course, as always, the usual precautions on handling biological materials should be taken.

Hot topics for members

  1. Please renew your membership if you have received an email to do so. Payment is possible online by credit card after having logged in or by bank transfer (for details see ISNS-Info). (Feb 4, 2021)
  2. The 2020 ISNS Awards  recipients have been announced by Newsletter. Guthrie Award: Dr Georg Hoffmann, Heidelberg, Germany; Dussualt Medal: Dr Francyne Kubaski, Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Feb 16, 2021)
  3. In Memoriam Dr Louis Woolf, see Newsletter. (Feb 16, 2021)
  4. An ISNS reaction to recently published EURORDIS and IFCC statements on newborn screening, see News page (Feb 24, 2021)
  5. An ISNS-sponsored study concerning points of attention when developing information materials for parents,  see ISNS-Info/Guidelines page for details (April 10, 2021).
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Worldwide members

The location of members worldwide as of Jan. 1, 2020, is shown in the picture on the right. Countries/states with at least one member are shown in blue, others in grey.

How do I become a member?

Please read this  and subsequently click on the button Member application.

Why should I join as a member?

As a member you are entitled to see the privileged pages containing specific news items, a monthly neonatal screening literature service and a discount to ISNS-related conferences. Under certain conditions you may apply for travel grants to such conferences. Having access to the on line membership directory you have easier access to other members sharing specific interests.

ISNS Journal

The ISNS supervises a journal, the International Journal of Neonatal Screening, published by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

For information, please follow this link.

Members are stimulated to use this journal for their publications.

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