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Held On: May 16-19, 2005
Location: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Learning Resources Center
1714 9th Avenue South, Rooms 215 - 219
Birmingham AL 35294-1270
Host Hotel: Radisson Hotel
808 South 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: (205) 933-9000
Fax: (205) 933-0920

To receive the reduced rate of $81.00/night, identify yourself as part of the "Short Course in Statistical Genetics."


This is an exciting time for investigators studying the genetics of complex traits and disorders such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemias and osteoporosis in humans. Substantial progress has been made in recent years, supporting the fact that these traits often have significant genetic components. In our continued effort to advance knowledge in the field of statistical genetics and in the biological and biomedical sciences through applications of statistical genetic methodology, we are very proud to offer the Fifth Annual Short Course on Statistical Genetics for Obesity and Nutrition researchers.

This course is designed to help investigators studying the genetics of human complex traits related to obesity and nutrition to better understand and use statistical genetic methods and thereby further their ability to meet their scientific objectives. It is aimed at established investigators, post-doctoral fellows, and to some extent advanced graduate students.

The course will offer a vigorous interactive educational program designed to enhance researcher's ability to both implement and, importantly, interpret the results of sophisticated statistical analysis in human genetic research. It will consist of sessions for methodology and data analysis.

Women, members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Limited financial support for the course expenses is available for young investigators.

Schedule of Events:

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May 16, 2005 8:00 am-8:15 am Registration and Refreshments
8:15 am-8:30 am David B. Allison, Ph.D. Introductory Remarks  
8:30 am-10:00 am Varghese George, Ph.D. Introduction to Biostatistical Methods  
10:00 am-10:15 am Break
10:15 am-11:45 noon Bruce Walsh, Ph.D. Introduction to Genetics Analysis  
12:00 noon-1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15 pm-2:45 pm Neil Risch, Ph.D. Linkage Analysis and Allele Sharing Methods Video not available
2:45 pm-3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm-4:30 pm Peter Visscher, Ph.D. Variance Components Analysis  
May 17, 2005 8:30 am-10:00 am Kathryn Roeder, Ph.D. Case-Control Designs, Stratification and Genomic Control  
10:00 am -10:15 am Break
10:15 am-11:45 noon Hongyu Zhao, Ph.D. Admixture Mapping  
12:00 noon-1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15 pm-2:45 pm Carl Langefeld, Ph.D. Haplotype Analysis and Fine Mapping  
2:45 pm-3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm-4:30 pm Rudy Guerra, Ph.D. Meta-analysis of Genetic Studies  
4:30 pm-5:00 pm David B. Allison, Ph.D. Q & A
6:30 pm-9:30 pm Banquet
May 18, 2005 8:30 am-10:00 am Warren J Ewens, Ph.D. TDT Design  
10:00 am-10:15 am Break
10:15 am-11:45 noon Mark Beasley, Ph.D. Family-Based Joint Association and Linkage Testing
12:00 noon-1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Guilherme J. M. Rosa, Ph.D. Microarray: Design & Processing  
2:00 pm-2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm-3:15 pm David B. Allison, Ph.D. Microarray: Inference  
3:15 pm-4:15 pm Michael Osier, Ph.D. Microarray: Interpretation  
4:15 pm-5:00 pm David B. Allison, Ph.D. Q & A
May 19, 2005 8:30 am -8:45 am David B. Allison, Ph.D. Summation  
8:45 pm-9:00 pm Break
9:00 am-12:00 pm Faculty Roundtable Discussion  
9:00 am-10:20 pm Carl Langfeld,Jasmin
Diver, Hemant Tiwari
Demonstration and Supervised Practice(Linkage & Association)  
10:20 am-10:30 am Break
10:30 am-12:00 pm Xiangqin Cui,Ann Lorraine,Jelai Wang Demonstration and Supervised Practice(Microarray)  

External Faculty:

UAB Faculty:

Full List of External Rotating Faculty: Click here.

Contact Information:

Richard Sarver
Department of Biostatistics
Ryals Public Health Bldg 317
1665 University Blvd
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9169

Funded by: National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases


Section on Statistical Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Worldwide Epidemiology, GlaxoSmithKline