MARCH 5TH - MARCH 9TH, 2012
The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 5-9, 2012, with John Hewitt as local host. Much of the application programming will be based on the new source package OpenMx, developed by Drs. Boker, Neale & colleagues for the flexible analysis of genetically informative data. Mike Neale serves as the Academic Director for the workshop and is joined by about outstanding faculty from universities around the world.
The course will include: causes of variation; path analysis; univariate twin analysis; biometrical genetics; introduction to R programming; likelihood; matrix algebra; categorical data; between group heterogeneity; multivariate phenotypic factor and genetic analysis; developmental models; power analysis; extended twin designs; responsible conduct of research. Hands-on analysis will be emphasized employing networked notebook computers
Analyses will be done using the open source version of Mx based on R programming. This workshop is a great opportunity to upgrade your expertise. The website for the new version is at: http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu You will receive a username and password once you have completed your registration for the workshop. A beginner’s guide to OpenMx is at http://www.vipbg.vcu.edu/~hmaes/OpenMx/html/NewBeginnersGuide.html The registration fee will be $600.00, payable by January 27, 2012. Thereafter, the registration fee will be $700. Cancellations after February 10th, 2012, will be non-refundable. Details of local arrangements, registration, and accommodation are available from the workshop secretary, Bridget Carey. A home page and wiki is at http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/workshop2012 An application form can be printed from http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/workshop2012 Further information may be obtained from John Hewitt, or the workshop secretary, Bridget Carey, IBG, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0447, USA; Telephone: 303-492-6057; FAX: 303-492-8063; E-mail: John.Hewitt@Colorado.edu or Bridget.Carey@Colorado.edu.
Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to attend. Partial financial support for US participants from these groups is available by application to the local host, John Hewitt.
Financial support for this workshop is provided by grant MH19918 from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Faculty include: Dorret Boomsma, Stacey Cherny, Marleen deMoor, Lindon Eaves, David Evans, Nathan Gillespie, John Hewitt, Matt Keller, Jeff Lessem, Nick Martin, Hermine Maes, Sarah Medland, Ben Neale, Mike Neale, Elizabeth Prom, Fruhling Rijsdijk, Pak Sham