SMA newborn screening: insights from US implementation

A US expert provided insights at CNS 2021 into practical issues important for successful implementation of a newborn screening (NBS) program for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Dr Erin Neil, pediatric neuromuscular neurologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is the SMA NBS follow-up coordinating center medical director for the State of Michigan. At the CNS meeting she highlighted some of the lessons learned to date.