workshop announcement

Stacey Cherny Stacey.Cherny at Colorado.EDU
Tue Jan 6 17:27:37 EST 1998


THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
            METHODOLOGY OF TWIN AND FAMILY STUDIES:
                   THE INTRODUCTORY COURSE

After their inauguration in July, 1987, in Leuven, Belgium, these
workshops have been held twice more in Leuven, once in Helsinki, and
five times at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Boulder,
Colorado.  Each has been tremendously successful (and oversubscribed).
Papers resulting from the inaugural workshop were published in a
Special Issue of Behavior Genetics: Twin methodology using LISREL,
19(1), 1989.  The course material from the previous workshops has now
been published as a methodology handbook by Neale, M. C., Cardon,
L. R., & 11 contributing authors as Methodology for Genetic Studies of
Twins and Families, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Press,
1992.

The next workshop will be held again in Boulder, Colorado, the first
week of March 1998, with David Fulker and John Hewitt as local hosts.
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://griffin.vcu.edu/mx.

This course is intended to be introductory.  Participants interested
in more advanced work (e.g., those who have attended earlier
workshops) should consider attending the advanced workshops planned
for 1999, 2001, and 2003 (if funding requests are successful) in
Boulder, or September 1998 in Leuven.  (For information about the
Leuven workshop contact hmaes at ruby.vcu.edu or
martine.thomis at flok.kuleuven.ac.be)
The registration fee will be $300.00, payable by January 10, 1998.
Accommodations are being reserved at the Regal Harvest House, Boulder.
Details of local arrangements, registration, and accommodation are
available from the workshop secretary, Carol Case.  A web site is
located at http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/twins98 .

The provisional faculty roster includes:
        L. Eaves [Academic Director], H. Maes, M. Neale
                                           Richmond, VA, USA
        A. Heath
                                           St. Louis, MO, USA
        N. Martin
                                           Brisbane, Queensland,
Australia
        D. Boomsma
                                           Amsterdam, The Netherlands
        D.Fulker, J. Hewitt, S. Cherny
                                           Boulder, CO, USA

The course will include: use of twins in genetic analysis; summarizing
variation; univariate twin analysis; between group heterogeneity; path
analysis; multivariate twin analysis; multiple raters; sibling
effects; categorical data; power analysis; quantitative trait loci
(QTL).  Hands-on analysis will be emphasized employing networked
terminals.


An application form can be printed from
http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/twins98/registration.html.  A provisional
schedule is avalible at
http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/twins98/schedule.html.  Further information
may be obtained from John Hewitt, or the workshop secretary, Carol
Case, IBG, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0447, USA;
Telephone: 303/492-7363; FAX: 303/492-8063; Email:
John.Hewitt at Colorado.edu, or Carol.Case at Colorado.edu

Financial support for this workshop is provided by grant MH19918 from
the National Institute of Mental Health.



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