Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction

Scope/Topic

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014

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.

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 24th.

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 28, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

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

Speakers

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

2014 Speakers include:

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., The University of Pennsylvania
Harriet de Wit, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Nicholas Grahame, Ph.D., Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Melissa Haendel, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University 
David Jentsch, Ph.D., UCLA
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
Maryann Martone, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Shannon McWeeney, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute
Abraham Palmer, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Chris Pierce, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Stacey Rizzo, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
John Satterlee, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse
Lisa Tarantino, Ph.D, University of North Carolina
Thorgeir Thorgeirsson, Ph.D., deCODE Genetics

Schedule

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

The 2014 event schedule (.pdf) is available for review.  Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Lecture information and speakers will be updated as information becomes available.

Registration

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Registration Fee: $1800.00

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

To apply for this event, please:

  • Complete the online application form (opens a new page to our secured third party application site).
  • Applicants will be required to upload a CV or Biosketch (2 page maximum) to complete the application.

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 24th.

The Jackson Laboratory strongly encourages the participation of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.

Accepted applicants will be provided with registration information.

Hotel/Travel

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014 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 28, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014 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:

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

Event Contact:

Erin McDevitt p: 207-288-6659