Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction

Scope/Topic

Aug 17, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

This course emphasizes genetic applications and approaches to drug addiction research through methodological instruction based on literature, data sets and informatics resources drawn from studies of addiction related phenotypes. The course includes plenary sessions on major progress in addiction genetics, and discussion sessions in which students present their work for discussion on applications of genetic methods. Students will leave the course able to design and interpret genetic and genomic studies of addiction as they relate to their specific research question, and will be able to make use of current bioinformatics resources to identify research resources and make use of public data sources in their own research.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by R13 DA 032192 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. These views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Organizers

Aug 17, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Elissa J. Chesler, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
John Macauley, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Abraham A. Palmer, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Speakers

Aug 17, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

2013 Confirmed Speakers include:

Anita Bandrowski, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Laura Bierut, M.D., Washington University, St. Louis
Elissa Chesler, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Gary Churchill, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Richard Crist, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Harriet de Wit, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Nicholas Grahame, Ph.D., Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis 
Victor Hesselbrock, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Paul John Kenny, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute - Florida
James MacKillop, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Pamela Madden, Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis
Shannon McWeeney, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute
Abraham Palmer, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Jonathan Pollock, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Soo Hyun Rhee, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Lisa Tarantino, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina
Thorgeir Thorgeirsson, Ph.D., deCODE Genetics


Additional speakers to be announced as confirmed.

Schedule

Aug 17, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

The 2013 course schedule is available for review.  This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change.  

Registration

Aug 17, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Registration Fee: $1650.00

Registration fee includes course materials, most meals and shared lodging.

Placement is limited to 35 attendees so early application is advised.

To apply for this event, please:

- Complete the online application form (opens a new window to our secured third party application site).

- Applicants will be required to upload a CV or Biosketch (2 page maximum) to complete the application.

- If you are a student, post-doc, medical resident or fellow, you are also required to provide a letter of   recommendation from your supervisor or mentor. 

Limited scholarships may be available to help attendees with travel expenses.  Please indicate on your application form if you are requesting a scholarship.  Scholarship applications must include a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or mentor that indicates your financial need.  All scholarship requests must be received by July 8th.

Applications by women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Accepted applicants will be provided with registration information.

Hotel/Travel

Aug 17, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Lodging accommodations will be at Highseas Conference Center, a Georgian style mansion built in 1912. Highseas is perched on the cliffs overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and is surrounded by beautiful Acadia National Park. This is casual, dormitory-style housing consisting of shared bedrooms and bathrooms (minimum double occupancy, some triple and quad rooms). Wireless internet access is provided throughout the building. Laundry facilities are available on site. Transportation will be provided from the conference center to the course venue for the duration of the workshop. Highseas cannot accommodate families, please contact the event planner for information about off-campus lodging alternatives.  Participants are responsible for all travel booking, including airport transportation.

Travel

Air

Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

Area information:

 

Sponsors

Aug 17, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Funding for this event is provided by:

  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse - Grant #DA032192-01

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

Titanium level

LabDiet: Your work is worth it! TestDiet: From our lab to yours!

Event Contact: Nancy Place  207-288-6257