New Genetic Testing Quality Initiative

The Department of Pathology is developing a new genetic testing quality initiative, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The Genetic Testing Resource and Quality Consortium will be a state-wide consortium of pathologists, primary care physicians, specialists, genetic counselors and pharmacogeneticists tasked with addressing the exponential growth in genetic testing and improving the quality of care for patients needing molecular diagnostic testing. A forum to introduce the GTRQC and to gather input will be held on February 17th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the NCRC, Building 300, Room 376. Pre-registration is required and a light meal will be provided. Register at www.gtrqc.org and select Forums > Ann Arbor Forum. Direct questions to Lynn McCain, Project Manager, at lmccain@med.umich.edu or 734-763-2616.