Midwest Genetics Network Regional Meeting (Oct 16 &17) Lansing, MI

The Midwest Genetics Network (MGN), previously named the Region 4 Midwest Genetics Collaborative, will be holding our Regional Meeting on October 16th and 17th in Lansing, Michigan at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development.


The objectives of the 2017 meeting are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for face to face interaction among partners
  • Provide members with information regarding MGN’s future direction
  • Establish workgroups and begin work on our new projects

o   Health Equity

o   Telegenetics

o   Provider Education

o   Long Term Follow-up

  • Promote interstate collaboration


Please use the registration link below by September 15, 2017 to register for the meeting.

Registration link: https://mphi.wufoo.com/forms/mgn-meeting-registration-oct-16-17-2017/


A preliminary outline of the agenda follows:

Monday, October 16, 2017: 9am-5pm Tuesday, October 17, 2017: 9am-12:30pm
·         The Region, past present and future

·         HRSA Update

·         Overview of MGN projects

·         Plenary Sessions

o   Telegenetics

o   Provider Education

·         Project Workgroup Breakouts/State Team Discussions

·         Project Workgroup Breakouts

·         Plenary Session

o   Health Equity




To minimize transportation costs, we encourage carpooling.  We will reimburse mileage for up to 6 vehicles from your state.  Those of you traveling from Kentucky and Minnesota via airplane will reimbursed for economy flights. If you require assistance in arranging travel, please contact us immediately.


Lodging will be arranged and paid for by MGN. If you are a national partner, your room will be reserved for you with the expectation of payment upon check in.


Meals: Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on both days in addition to hors d’oeurves at the Welcome Reception on the evening of the 16th.  Participants will be reimbursed individually for meals not provided during the meeting.


Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to seeing you in October.



Danielle Guty

Project Coordinator

Midwest Genetics Network

Michigan Public Health Institute

2395 Jolly Road, Suite 100, Okemos, MI 48864

Tel: 517-324-8365



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