Session Chair Profile

Product Director, Myriad Women’s Health

Kaylene is a genetic counselor and product director at Myriad Women’s Health, a women’s health genetic testing company. She has had the privilege to witness and contribute to the growth of the company, which has now tested more than one million patients. Her work has challenged her to think outside the box, particularly during her time as a member of the team that designed one of the first online results delivery platforms. Kaylene has since developed a passion for using technology to increase access to genetic counseling. She has written for several mainstream consumer media outlets, including Huffington Post and FastCompany. Kaylene is also an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors where she has served on the Board of Directors. Kaylene previously worked in the breast clinic at MD Anderson Cancer Center and completed her masters in genetic counseling at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: As genetic and genomic testing becomes more routine, access to genetic counseling is imperative to ensure proper understanding of test results. We will discuss the future of genetic counseling and testing given the current genetics workforce shortage and the opportunities to transform the field and reach more patients with technology.

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