MARCH 1ST - MARCH 5TH, 2004.
The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 1 - 5, 2004, with John Hewitt as local host. Most of the application programming will be based on the package Mx, developed by Dr. Mike Neale for the flexible analysis of genetically-informative data. The Mx home page is at http://www.vcu.edu/mx.
This course is intended to be introductory. Participants interested in more advanced work (e.g., those who have attended earlier workshops) should consider the advanced workshop planned for 2005.
The registration fee will be $300.00 on or before January 9, 2004
and after this date the fee will increase to $400.00. The fee is fully
refundable up until February 1 and non-refundable after February
1. Accommodations will be reserved at the hosting facility.
Details of local arrangements, registration, and
accommodation will be made available as the Workshop venue is
A home page is being established on the World Wide Web at http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/workshop2004/.
Check the webpage for updates on accomodation pricing and status.
|H. Maes, M. Neale [Academic Director]||Richmond, VA, USA|
|A. Heath||St. Louis, MO, USA|
|N. Martin||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|D. Boomsma, C. van Baal||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|F. Rijsdijk, P. Sham||London, UK|
|L. Cardon, S. Cherny||Oxford, UK|
|G. Abecasis||Ann Arbor, MI, USA|
|S. Purcell||Boston, MA, USA|
|J. Hewitt, J. Lessem||Boulder, CO, USA|
The course will include: Use of twins in genetic analysis; causes of variation; univariate twin analysis; between group heterogeneity; path analysis; analysis of raw data; multivariate genetic analysis; multiple raters; sibling effects; categorical data; power analysis; models of comorbidity; extended pedigrees; developmental models; introduction to quantitative trait loci analyses. Hands-on analysis will be emphasized employing networked notebook computers.
An application form can be printed from http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/workshop2004/registration.html, and online registration is available at http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/workshop2004/registration-online.html. Further information may be obtained from John Hewitt, or the workshop secretary, Kendra Locher, IBG, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0447, USA; Telephone: +1 303-735-5440; FAX: +1 303-492-8063; E-mail: John Hewitt John.Hewitt@Colorado.edu, or Kendra Locher Kendra.Locher@Colorado.edu.
Minority students and scientists are especially encouraged to attend. Partial financial support for US minority participants 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. The American Psychological Association's Board of Scientific Affairs is also sponsoring the workshop by disseminating information about it as part of its initiative on Genetics in Psychology.