50th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics

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50th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics

Jul 19, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
This two-week course includes daily lectures in the mornings and evenings supplemented by afternoon mini-symposia, workshops, tutorials, poster session, and demonstrations. There is special emphasis on student-faculty interaction. The faculty is diverse in terms of disciplines and the students in terms of stage of career and fields of concentration. This diversity makes for an exciting experience for all. Although the course schedule is quite full, there is time set aside to enjoy the natural beauties of Mt. Desert Island.
The content of the annual Short Course focuses on (1) an up-to-date presentation of genetics in experimental animals and humans, (2) the relationship of heredity to disease in experimental animals and humans, and (3) the importance of molecular genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disorders. The development and uses of modern techniques in bioinformatics, mathematical genetics, genome manipulation, mutagenesis and phenotyping are taught in lectures and in afternoon workshop sessions. The Short Course includes an implicit focus on translational biology and clinical applications.
Poster Session
There will be a poster session at which presentations by attendees are strongly encouraged. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please prepare a one page abstract to be compiled with others in booklet form for the course. Abstracts must fit on one side of an 8 1/2 x 11" page with 1" margins. The attending author's name must be underlined. Abstracts of your poster presentation should be submitted in a pdf file or Word document as an E-mail attachment no later than May 1, 2009.
CME Information
Eastern Maine Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 61.25 AMA PRA Category I Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Eastern Maine Medical Center is accredited by the Maine Medical Association's Committee on Continuing Medical Education to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) to practicing physicians.
There are services available for the disabled.  If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this program please contact Erin McDevitt at 207-288-6659.

Organizers
Jul 19, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Juergen Naggert, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Patsy Nishina, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
David Valle, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Speakers
Jul 19, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
A core faculty is complemented with prominent researchers invited to present new developments in the field.  A list of confirmed speakers to date is below.  Additional speakers will be added as invitations are accepted.

Goncalo R. Abecasis, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Stylianos E. Antonarakis, M.D., Ph.D., University of Geneva Medical School
David J. Altshuler, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Mary Armanios, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Lawrence C. Brody, Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute
Carol Bult, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Gary Churchill, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Garry R. Cutting, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Harry C. Dietz, M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Leah Rae Donahue, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Evan E. Eichler, Ph.D., HHMI & University of Washington
Jonathin Flint, MRCPsych, CCST, Oxford University
Clair A. Francomano, M.D., Harvey Institute for Human Genetics
Ada Hamosh, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Katherine A. High, M.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Steven M. Holland, MD, National Institutes of Health
Kathy Hudson, Ph.D., Johns HOpkins University
Ethylin Wang Jabs, M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Laird G. Jackson, M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine
manolis Kellis, Ph.D., Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
Benjamin L. King, B.S., The Jackson Laboratory
David H. Ledbetter, Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine
Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine
Christa Lese Martin, Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine
Andrew McCallion, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Roderick McInnes, M.D., Ph.D., The Hopsital for Sick Children
Joshua T. Mendell, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jeffrey C Murray, M.D., University of Iowa
Juergen Naggert, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Patsy Nishina, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Robert Nussbaum, M.D., University of California - San Francisco
Kenneth Paigen, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
John A. Phillips, III, M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Jennifer Puck, M.D., University of California - San Francisco
Philip R. Reilly, M.D., J.D., Interleukin Genetics, Inc.
Thomas H. Roderick, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Derry C. Roopenian, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Lucy B. Rowe, B.A., The Jackson Laboratory
Edward Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
David Serreze, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Lindsay S. Shopland, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory/University of Maine
Paul Szauter, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
David Valle, M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Marc Vidal, Ph.D., Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., University of California - Irvine
Richard M. Weinshilboum, M.D., May Clinic
John R. Yates, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute

Schedule
Jul 19, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
The 2009 draft Course Schedule (.pdf) is available for download. .
The last day of the course will be a special 50th Anniversary Scientific Symposium focused on the future of genetics in science. Registration information will be posted when available. The Sympsoium Schedule (.pdf) is available for download. Please note that this is in draft form and speakers and dates may change. Please note CME credits are not available for this one-day symposium.
Please contact the event planner  (link below) with any questions you might have regarding the schedule. 

Registration
Jul 19, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
$1,600; $700 students (requires proof of enrollment in an accredited degree program, or postdoc training, or medical internship.) The registration fee includes course materials and some meals.
Placement is limited to 135 participants so early application is advised. 
To apply for this event, please:
- Complete the online application form (opens a new window) 
  If you have any problems with this form, please contact Erin McDevitt at 207-288-6659
- Send a brief curriculum vitae, 2 page maximum by email attachment to Erin McDevitt;
- Have your  mentor or supervisor send a letter of recommendation via email to Erin McDevitt (this step is only required if you do not hold a doctoral degree).
Applications by women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Accepted applicants will be provided with registration information.
Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund, your signed notice of cancellation must be received in writing (by post, email or fax) 30 calendar days prior to the meeting.  No refunds will be granted after that date. Should it be necessary to cancel the event, The Jackson Laboratory will refund all registration fees paid; but is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other associated costs incurred by participants.

Hotel/Travel
Jul 19, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
A block of group discount hotel rooms will be secured for course attendees on a self-pay basis. Room sharing can be arranged with the hotel to help reduce your costs. Hotel reservation and amenities information will be posted soon. 
There are services available for the disabled.  If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this program please contact Erin McDevitt at 207-288-6659.
Travel
 
Air
Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

New visa rules by the U.S. State Department now in effect. Beginning in August 2008, visitors traveling to the U.S. from visa waiver countries (i.e. Europe, Japan, Australia, etc.) will have to register online 3 days in advance of travel.
Bus
(seasonal, late May-early September)

Car
Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.
Area information:

 

Sponsors
Jul 19, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

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