Schedule of Events


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17: EDUCATION DAY
Track 1: Update on Psychiatric Genetics and Clinical Applications
Track 2:  Methods and Tools for Genetic Research
7:30 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM -9:30 AM Educational Session I:
Track 1 - Genetics of ADHD and Autism
Track 2 – Analysis of Rare Variation
9:30 AM -10:30 AM Educational Session II:
Track 1: Update on Genetics of Adult Psychiatric Disorders
Track 2:  iPS
10:30 AM -10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM -11:45 AM Educational Session III:
Track 1:  Update on Genetics of Substance Abuse
Track 2:  Bioinformatics Tool Kit – Encode
11:45 AM -1:00 PM Lunch on your own
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Travel Awardee/ECIP Orientation and Mentor Lunch
1:00 PM -8:00 PM Poster area available for set-up (all presenters)
1:00 PM -2:00 PM Educational Session IV:
Track 1:  Pharmocogenetics:  Using Genetic Information to Enhance Treatment
Track 2:  Sequencing Technology
2:00 PM -3:00 PM Educational Session V:
Track 1:  Overview of Genetic Testing
Track 2:  RNA-Seq: Methods & Applications
3:00 PM -3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Educational Session VI:
Track 1: Psychiatric Genetic  Counseling
Track 2: Epigenetics
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 2015 WCPG Program Committee Meeting
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Educational Session VII:
Tracks 1 and 2: Meet the Editors Workshop: Success in Manuscript Submissions – What Do the Editors Look For?
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Keynote Lecture – George Church
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Opening Reception
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Space Open
7:30 AM -8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM –10:30 AM Plenary Panel Session: “Defining Mental Illness through Genetics”           Speakers: Steve Hyman, Jan Buitelaar, Bruce Cuthbert, Ken Kendler, Michael Owen, Myrna Weissman
10:30 AM -10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM -12:15 PM
  • 3 Concurrent Oral Sessions
    • Biomarkers of Disease Risk and Treatment Response
    • Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders
    • Schizophrenia:  Genetics and Functional Genomics
12:15 PM – 2:15 PM Lunch on your Own/Poster Viewing/Guided Poster Tours
12:15 PM – 2:15 PM Illumina Lunch Symposium
“Shared Similarities, Concerning Differences – The Power of Genomics in Psychiatric Research”   (This session is not ACCME accredited.)
2:15 PM -4:15 PM
  • 3 Concurrent Symposia Sessions
    • Return of Results in Genetics: Integration with Clinical Care
    • Role of Methylation and Chromatin Modification in Substance Abuse and Behavior
    • Network Approaches and Systems Biology in Psychiatric Disorders
4:15 PM -4:30 PM Coffee Break
4:30 PM -7:00 PM Poster Session I
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 2014 WCPG Program Committee Meeting
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Conference Registration Open
7:30 AM -8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Space Open
8:30 AM -9:15 AM Plenary Session: “World-wide, and Genome-wide, Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)”           Speaker:  Christopher Walsh
9:15 AM -9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:30 AM -10:15 AM Plenary Session:  “iPS”                                                                        Speaker:  Kevin Eggan
10:15 AM -10:30 AM Transition
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • 3 Concurrent Symposia Sessions
    • New Data about the Genetics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Genetics of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Recent Advances in the Search of Genetic Determinants of PTSD from Genome-wide Association Studies
    • Gene Pathways: Transcending Disorders
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch on your Own/Poster Viewing/Guided Poster Tours
2:30 PM -4:00 PM
  • 3 Concurrent Oral Sessions
    • Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Genetic Architecture: Statistical and Genomic Dissection
    • Genetics of Mood Disorders
4:00 PM -4:45 PM Plenary Session: “Genetics and Neurobiological Insights of Addiction”        Speaker:  Yasmin Hurd
4:45 PM -7:00 PM Poster Session II
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM ISPG Board Meeting — Board members only
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20:
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Conference Registration Open
7:30 AM -8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Space Open
8:30 AM -10:30 AM Plenary Panel Session: “Personal and Clinical Genomics: The Opportunities and Risks”   Speakers:  Robert Green, Paul Appelbaum, Atul Butte, Cecile A. Janssens, Uta Francke
10:30 AM -10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM -12:00 PM Award Presentations and Lifetime Achievement Award Talk
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ISPG Business Meeting with Lunch
1:00 PM -1:15 PM Transition
1:15 PM -3:15 PM
  • 3 Concurrent Symposia Sessions
    • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Tools for the Investigation of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
    • Workshop on ISPG Statement on Genetic Testing
    • New Findings on the Genomic Basis of Alcohol Use Disorders
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • 3 Concurrent Symposia Sessions
    • The Biology of New Mutation and its Impact on the Brain
    • Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis: Results from the ENIGMA consortium
    • The Bipolar Disorder Sequencing Consortium: A Progress Report
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Poster Session III
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21:
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Conference Registration Open
7:30 AM -8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Exhibit Space Open
8:30 AM -11:00 AM Plenary Panel Session: “Where Do We Go from Here?  The Future of Psychiatric Genetics”        Speakers: Eric Lander, Mark Daly, Thomas Insel, Patrick Sullivan, Peter Donnelly
11:00 AM -11:15 AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM – 1:00 PM
  • 3 Concurrent Oral Sessions
    • Functional Genomics
    • Genomic and Neural Basis of Early-Onset Disorders
    • Cross-Disorder Genetics
1:00 PM -2:30 PM Poster Session IV
2:30 PM -4:30 PM
  • 3 Concurrent Symposia Sessions
    • The Psychiatric Genomics Consortium: Marked Progress via Collaboration
    • Trauma and Stress: Epigenetic Pathways
    • Genetics of Smoking Behaviors – Discovery, Function, and Translation
4:30 PM -5:00 PM Closing Comments and Discussion
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Celebratory Dinner Honoring Elliot Gershon
Tuesday, October 22 Festschrift for Elliot Gershon, M.D.
Celebration for Kenneth K. Kidd
Tuesday, October 22 – 26 American Society of Human Genetics 63rd Annual Meeting