Please join us for the Mountain States Genetics Regional Collaborative's 2012 mid-year workgroup meetings, to be held February 24-26, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.


The Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Hotel Transportation

The hotel is located approximately five miles from the airport. Please use one of the following transportation options:

  • Super Shuttle-$13 roundtrip, 24 hour service, 800-258-3826, located near baggage claim
  • Taxi-$25 one way, 24 hour service, 15-20 minute travel time
  • Metro Light Rail-$1.75 one way, hours are 6am-11pm, 602-253-5000, 40-50 minute travel time - Take the METRO Light Rail shuttle bus from the airport's light rail stop. Take the westbound train to the Central & Van Buren station. The hotel's entrance is immediately across from Central Avenue.

Schedule of Meetings

Friday, February 24, 2012
Newborn Screening Workgroup Meeting, 9am-4pm
MSGRC Advisory Council Meeting, 5pm-7pm

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Emergency Preparedness Workgroup Meeting, 8am-12pm
Telemedicine Workgroup Meeting, 1pm-5pm

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Consumer Advocacy Workgroup Meeting, 9am-1pm

Registration and Hotel Information

Please complete your registration by February 2, 2012. Register here:

You should make your hotel reservations through the registration site, or by contacting Stephanie Ondrias directly at 512-279-3920 or

For any program related questions, please contact Liza Creel at 512-279-3906 or For any hotel or travel related questions, please contact Stephanie Ondrias at 512-279-3920 or

IMPORTANT - The MSGRC will reimburse all primary workgroup members, consumer and family members, speakers, project staff, and advisory council members for MSGRC workgroup meeting-related travel costs. However, all regional and national stakeholders are welcome to attend the meeting!