(formerly the `Methodology of Twin and Family Studies Advanced Workshop):
MARCH 2nd - MARCH 6th, 2015
The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 2nd-6th, 2015, with John Hewitt as Local Host, and Dr. Benjamin Neale, Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, and Prof. David Evans, Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland, as co-Directors. 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 has been posted at https://ibg.colorado.edu/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=workshop:2015:schedule
The registration fee is $600, payable by January 23rd, 2015. Thereafter, the fee will be $700. Non-payment by February 13th, 2015, will result in your registration being dropped, and cancellations after that date will be non-refundable. Refunds of payments will incur a $25 refund processing fee. Details of local arrangements, registration, and accommodation are available from the workshop coordinator, Melissa Dunivant, and at http://ibg.colorado.edu/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=workshop:2015:start
An outstanding international faculty roster includes:
Ben Neale (co-Director), Dan Howrigan, Monkol Lek, Shaun Purcell. Broad Institute and MGH
David Evans (co-Director). University of Queensland
Manuel Ferreira, Nick Martin, Sarah Medland. Queensland Institute for Medical Research
Stacey Cherny, Pak Sham. Genome Research Centre, University of Hong Kong
Abdel Abdellaoui, Meike Bartels, Dorret Boomsma, Christian Deleeuw, Michel Nivard, Danielle Posthuma. Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit
Teresa DeCandia, John Hewitt (Local Host), Matt Keller, Jeff Lessem,. Institute for Behavioral Genetics
Jeff Barrett. Sanger Institute
Lindon Eaves, Rob Kirkpatrick, Mike Neale, Hermine Maes. Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Goncalo Abecasis, University of Michigan
Pete Hatemi, Chris Zorn. Penn State University
Further information may be obtained from John Hewitt, or the workshop coordinator, Melissa Dunivant, IBG, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0447, USA; Telephone: 303-492-3405; FAX: 303-492-8063; E-mail: John.Hewitt@Colorado.edu or Melissa.Dunivant@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.