2017 Meeting

The 2017 Midwest Genetics Network’s Annual Meeting was held on October 16th and 17th at the James B. Henry Center in Lansing, Michigan. Over 50 stakeholders from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin and included representatives from; state public health, genetic service providers, primary care providers, and family representatives.

On the first day, the participants received an overview of the Midwest Genetics Network grant from the MGN leadership and HRSA. The participants participated in a data driven brainstorm activity to identify undeserved communities in their state and partners needed to further the work of the MGN. The participants heard from two panels, the Telegenetics Panel was a panel discussion around different experiences in utilizing telehealth as a service delivery model, and the potential it holds for increasing access to genetic services for patients and their families. In the Provider Education panel, the panelists reflected on experience with genetic diagnoses and referrals to genetic services.The first day of the meeting ended with Project Specific Work group action planning and goal setting.

On the second day, The Project Specific action planning continued and concluded with a large group report out on all three MGN Projects.  The meeting concluded after a presentation titled “Building Relationships Across Difference: a Health Equity Opportunity,” by the Michigan Public Health Institute’s CEO, Dr. Renee Canady.

If you would like any additional information regarding the 2017 annual meeting, please contact us at admin@region4genetics.org.

 Midwest Genetics Network 2017 Meeting Archive