Date

October 23-27, 2017

Location

501 North 2nd Street, Richmond, VA

Limited Seating

50 Tickets Available

Speakers

20 Professional Speakers

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP hands-on-learning

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of advanced statistical methodology for genetic studies of substance use and abuse phenotypes. It covers analytical methods for genetic epidemiological and genomic/ genotype-based studies, multivariate, longitudinal and causal modeling, statistical & optimization issues and related topics. The focus is on a hands-on approach, in which participants use their own computers to implement and experiment with statistical methods described during presentations by the faculty.

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ON THE MENU meals served daily

Continental Breakfast (coffee, juice, fresh fruit, sweet rolls and danish), Coffee Breaks (coffee, sodas, cookies, fresh fruit), and Luncheon (sandwiches, veggie wraps, salad, cookies, soda, coffee).

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE a five day event

Sarah Medland

Polygenic Risk Scores

Do the combined effects of multiple genes predict SU?

Timothy York

Epigenetics / Methylation

How are environmental exposures coded in our biology?

Timothy York & Michael Neale

Open Science/ Big Data

How do we improve reproducibility & maximize scientific output?

EVENT SPONSORS R25 DA026119

EVENT SPEAKERS meet and greet

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Timothy York, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Hermine Maes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University

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WORKSHOP FEES choose your package

VIPBG Rate

$250

5-Day Event
Rate Increases On Oct. 1, 2017

Access To All Sessions
Continental Breakfast
Coffee Breaks/Snacks
Boxed Lunches
Opening/Closing Receptions

Non-VIPBG Rate

$500

5-Day Event
Rate Increases On Oct. 1, 2017

Access To All Sessions
Continental Breakfast
Coffee Breaks/Snacks
Boxed Lunches
Opening/Closing Receptions

Flexible Rates

1-3 Day Event
Rates Increase On Oct. 1, 2017

VIPBG RATES
$100 – 1 Day
$175 – 2 Days
$225 – 3 Days
NON-VIPBG RATES
$200 – 1 Day
$350 – 2 Days
$450 – 3 Days

EVENT NOTES some things to know

Registration and selection/registration of participants will be on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is limited to 50 participants and fees include access to all sessions, coffee breaks, lunch breaks, and opening and closing receptions. 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.

Event Location

VCU Health Psychology Clinic:
Jackson Center
501 N 2nd St #400
Richmond, VA 23219

P: (804) 827-0053
E: kbertram@vcu.edu

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