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(formerly the `Methodology of Twin and Family Studies Advanced Workshop’):

MARCH 4th - MARCH 8th, 2013

The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 4-8, 2013, with John Hewitt as Local Host, Goncalo Abecasis, University of Michigan, as Academic Director, and Ben Neale, Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, as Associate Director. This advanced course is intended for those who are already familiar with the statistical and genetic principles for studying human complex traits. The course will focus on statistical methods for analyzing genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and genome sequence data. Hands-on analysis will be an integral part of the course and will employ networked notebook computers. A provisional schedule will be posted shortly.

The registration fee will be $600, payable by January 25, 2013. Thereafter, the registration fee will be $700. Non-payment by February 15th, 2013, will result in your registration being dropped, and cancellations after that date will be non-refundable. Details of local arrangements, registration, and accommodation are available from the workshop secretary, Melissa Dunivant. A home page and wiki is at

An outstanding international faculty roster includes:

Goncalo Abecasis (Academic Director), University of Michigan

Ben Neale (Associate Director), Broad Institute and MGH

Pak Sham & Stacey Cherny, Genome Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Meike Bartels, Dorret Boomsma, Danielle Posthuma, Christiaan de Leeuw, Abdel Abdellaoui, Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands

Shaun Purcell, Harvard University

John Hewitt (Local Host), Jeff Lessem, Matt Keller, and Teresa DeCandia, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Boulder, CO

Manuel Ferreira, Nick Martin, and Sarah Medland, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia

David Evans, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

John Rice, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO

Lindon Eaves, Hermine Maes, and Mike Neale, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, VA

Jeff Barrett, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom

Further information may be obtained from John Hewitt, or the workshop secretary, Melissa Dunivant, IBG, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0447, USA; Telephone: 303-492-3405; FAX: 303-492-8063; E-mail: or

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.

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