54th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics

Scope/Topic

Jul 21, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013
These dates include time for travel. Please refer to the schedule for full details.

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Scholarships are Available!!

This two-week course includes daily lectures in the mornings and evenings supplemented by afternoon mini-symposia, workshops, tutorials, poster session, and demonstrations. There is special emphasis on student-faculty interaction. The faculty is diverse in terms of disciplines and the students in terms of stage of career and fields of concentration. This diversity makes for an exciting experience for all. Although the course schedule is quite full, there is time set aside to enjoy the natural beauties of Mt. Desert Island.

The content of the annual Short Course focuses on (1) an up-to-date presentation of genetics in experimental animals and humans, (2) the relationship of heredity to disease in experimental animals and humans, and (3) the importance of molecular genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disorders. The development and uses of modern techniques in bioinformatics, mathematical genetics, genome manipulation, mutagenesis and phenotyping are taught in lectures and in afternoon workshop sessions. The Short Course includes a focus on understanding the molecular basis of genetic disease, animal models of disease, treatment and therapy.

Poster Session

There will be a poster session at which presentations by attendees are strongly encouraged. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please prepare a one page abstract to be compiled with others in booklet form for the course. Abstracts must fit on one side of an 8 1/2 x 11" page with 1" margins. It should have a title and author line.  The attending author's name must be underlined. Abstracts of your poster presentation should be submitted in a pdf file or Word document as an E-mail attachment.  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Colby College and The Jackson Laboratory. Colby College is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Organizers

Jul 21, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Edison Liu, M.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Jurgen Naggert, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
David Valle, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Speakers

Jul 21, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

2013 Speakers include:

Goncalo Abecasis, Ph.D., The University of Michigan
Arkhat Abzhanov, Ph.D., Harvard University
Stylianos E. Antonarakis, M.D., Ph.D., University of Geneva Medical School
Dimitri Avramopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hans Bjornsson, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
David Botstein, Ph.D., Princeton University *Senior Lecturer
Lawrence C. Brody, Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Deanna Church, Ph.D., NCBI
Gary Churchill, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Greg Cox, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory 
Garry R. Cutting, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ralph DeBeradinis, M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
Harry C. Dietz, M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Leah Rae Donahue, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Evan Eichler, Ph.D., University of Washington
Andrew Feinberg, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
David FitzPatrick, M.D., FRCD(Edin), Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit
Clair A. Francomano, M.D., Harvey Institute for Human Genetics
Steve Gygi, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Ada Hamosh, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Katherine A. High, M.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Steven M. Holland, MD, National Institutes of Health
Laird G. Jackson, M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine
Isaack Kahone, Ph.D., M.D., Harvard University
Jeanne Lawrence, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
Edison Liu, M.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Elaine Mardis, Ph.D., The Genome Institute Washington University
Christa Lese Martin, Ph.D., Emory University
Debra Matthews, Ph.D., M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Andrew McCallion, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Joshua T. Mendell, M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
Kevin Mills, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Jurgen Naggert, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Robert Nussbaum, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Stuart Orkin, M.D., Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Ken Paigen, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
John A. Phillips, III, M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Jennifer Puck, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Olliver Rando, M.D., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
Philip R. Reilly, M.D., J.D., Venture Partner at Third Rock Ventures
Derry Roopenian, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Edward Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dave Serreze, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sarah A. Tishkoff, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
David Valle, M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Victor Veculescu, M.D., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Richard M. Weinshilboum, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Barbara Wold, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Schedule

Jul 21, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

View the 2013 event schedule (.pdf). Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Updates will be made as they occur.

Registration

Jul 21, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Registration Fees:  $2500.00 Standard registration; $1000.00 Student Registration

To register for this event, please: Complete the online registration form (opens a new page to our secured third party registration site).

Registration fee includes course materials, breakfast and lunches on course days. Attendees are responsible for securing and payment of their own lodging.

Scholarship Deadline has been extended  - A limited number of scholarships will be available for attendees - all scholarship applicants must submit an abstract for the poster session. Scholarship recipients will be notified within a week of registration. (Please note the scholarship awards will be provided in the form of a registration fee waiver or reduction).  Application for the scholarship is part of the course registration.

Placement is limited to 130 attendees. Registrations will be accepted until the course is full

Hotel/Travel

Jul 21, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Attendees will be responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements for the duration of this event.

LODGING INFORMATION:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel at a discounted rate of $189/night. To reserve a room at the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel, please contact the hotel directly at 800-234-6835 or 207-288-9723. You will be responsible for securing and paying for reservations at the Bar Harbor Regency directly. Please reference the JL Participant Room Block when making your reservation to receive the group rate.

For area information and additional lodging options:  Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

TRAVEL INFORMATION:


Morning transportation will be provided by The Jackson Laboratory from both the Bar Harbor Regency and College of the Atlantic. All other transportation will be on your own. There is a free bus system available that runs throughout Bar Harbor - Island Explorer. The Jackson Laboratory is located between The Village Green and Sieur de Monts on the Sand Beach (Bus 3) Route; and both the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel and the College of the Atlantic are on the Eden Street (Bus 2) Route.

Getting around Bar Harbor:  Island Explorer free bus system

Airports: Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

Car

Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.

Area information:

There are services available for the disabled.  If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this program please contact Erin McDevitt at 207-288-6659.

Sponsors

Jul 21, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Funding for this course has been generously provided by:

  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • The National Institute of Child Health and Development - Grant HD007306
  • The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support:

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Event Contact:

Erin McDevitt p: 207-288-6659