Representing Idaho at WSRGN

Dr Gwen Mitchell is representing Idaho at this year’s Western States Regional Genetics Network (WSRGN) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. She's attending as a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) faculty member for the State of Idaho.

The annual event provides an opportunity for representatives from Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to gather together to discuss key goals and objectives of the Network. This includes initiatives that help further the project’s mission to increase access to genetic services and education for medically underserved populations.

It’s an opportunity for participants to discuss standards in genetic screening on the regional, state and national level. Dr Mitchell is looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about what's happening at the national level with genetic testing and long-term use and storage of genetic records.

“It is a moving target. Every year there is new guidance from the federal level, and every year there are multiple difference of opinion.”