Patricia Guthrie is Dr. Robert Guthrie's daughter and one of the special guest speakers at this year's Symposium. She is an independent journalist from Seattle, Washington, specializing in writing about public health, chronic diseases, and social issues surrounding healthcare. Her writing has frequently appeared in the Huffington Post, Bloomberg News, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Nursing Association Journal. She has received multiple awards for her work on these subjects, including the Don Bolles Award and the Scripps-Howard Award. In 1988, she received the George Polk Award for Local Reporting for a series she co-wrote for the Albuquerque Tribune on chronic alcoholism in Gallup, NM. She was also a Kiplinger Fellow at The Ohio State University, where she earned a master's degree in journalism. She has made it one of her primary goals to memorialize and celebrate her father's contributions to newborn screening and treating metabolic disorders. As part of these efforts, she has founded the The Robert Guthrie Legacy Project in 2016 to help document and promote Dr. Guthrie's legacy to the broader community.