The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 3 – 7, 2008, with John Hewitt as local host. Much 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. Mike Neale serves as the Academic Director for the workshop and is joined by approximately a dozen outstanding faculty from universities around the world.
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 2009 (funding permitting).
The registration fee will be $350.00, payable January 11, 2008. Thereafter, the registration fee will be $400. Details of local arrangements, registration, and accommodation are available from the workshop secretary, Kendra Locher. A home page is being established on the World Wide Web at http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/workshop2008
The course will include: 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; and an 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/workshop2008/registration.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: 303-735-5440; FAX: 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.