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Message from the Project Directors

Kathryn Hassell, MD & Janet Thomas, MD


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March 2016


Dear friends and colleagues,


As we head into Spring, MSGRC is excited to be seeing many of you soon at our Annual Meeting in Phoenix, April 14-16, 2016. MSGRC is also excited to be opening registration for our members. Please read on below for instructions on registration and travel arrangements.  This year's meeting will be organized to include many of the regional and national activities Needs Assessment activities that have taken place. All members are invited to attend the Thursday lunch and afternoon sessions. Please find the agenda linked here. We have a workgroup membership list attached here. This list is not all inclusive and we will be working with additional individuals to integrate them into workgroups and other sessions.  If you are unsure of your membership or workgroup status or what days you should plan to attend, please contact Marilyn Brown


Registration for the Annual Meeting

Registration: Registration will be the same as last year. We ask all attendees to book through event, link below. Attendees will also be able to indicate hotel accommodations needed through the registration form. The meeting location is the same as last year,

Link for registration-
Airfare: Airfare is reimbursable for all MSGRC members and invitees. 
We generally advise that airfare be below or near $350 roundtrip. We anticipate this may not be available for everyone. If you encounter this, please contact Marilyn Brown so we can approve on an individual basis. Meeting activities will conclude for most on Friday, from late afternoon to early evening, depending on what workgroups you are a member of. This will enable many to fly out Friday if desired.
* For consumer members that prefer MSGRC directly book their flights, please contact Stephanie Ondrias, Events Manager. She will be able to assist you.
Reimbursements: Reimbursement forms for the meeting will be out soon. We will also have hard copies available at the meeting.
Agendas: Agendas for our workgroups and special sessions will also be out soon. Hard copies will be provided as well at the meeting.

Any Questions?

We anticipate many of you will have questions regarding meeting attendance and workgroup assignments. Please do not hesitate to contact us! We are looking forward to seeing many of you soon.

Warm regards,

 Kathryn Hassell, M.D.              Janet Thomas, M.D.
 Project Director                      Associate Project Director
MSGRC staff contact information: 
Kathryn Hassell, Project Director   
Janet Thomas, Associate Project Director
Marilyn Brown, Project Manager -303-477-1976  
Joyce Hooker, Director of Social Outreach
Kristi Wees, Social Media Coordinator 
Celia Kaye, MSGRC Consultant                
THI staff contact information:
Camille Miller, Project Administrator 
Sherry Wilkie-Conway, Project Oversight
Stephanie Ondrias, Events Manager
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant H46MC24095,The Mountain States Genetics Regional Collaborative for $600,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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