Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits

6 March 2017, 9.00 AM - 10 March 2017, 5.00 PM

Boulder, Colorado, USA

The 2017 International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits

Formerly the 'Methodology of Twin and Family Studies Advanced Workshop'

Who can attend?

This advanced course is intended for those who are already familiar with the statistical and genetic principles for studying human complex traits and have some familiarity with programming in R.

Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities and individuals from socially, culturally, economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to attend. Partial financial support for US participants from these groups is available by application to the local host, John Hewitt.


The course will focus on statistical methods for analysing genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and genome sequence data. Hands on analysis will be an integral part of the course and will employ networked notebook computers. 

For all details please see the provisional schedule

How do I register?

The registration fee is $550 before 27 January 2017 and $650 after 27 January 2017.

All payments must be received by 17 February 2017. Cancellations after 17 February will be non-refundable. Refunds before that date will incur a $25 refund processing fee. 

Details of local arrangements, registration and accommodation are available at the workshop website The 2017 International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Complex Human Traits 


Ben Neale (co-Director), Cotton Seed, Tim Porteba. Broad Institute and MGH

David Evans (co-Director). Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland

Manuel Ferreira, Nick Martin, Sarah Medland. Queensland Institute for Medical Research

Stacey Cherny, Pak Sham. Genome Research Centre, University of Hong Kong

Meike Bartels, Dorret Boomsma, Camelia Minica, Danielle Posthuma. Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit

John Hewitt (Local Host), Luke Evans, Matt Keller, Jeff Lessem. Institute for Behavioral Genetics

Jeff Barrett. Sanger Institute

Lindon Eaves, Hermine Maes. Mike Neale, Brad Verhulst. Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics

Goncalo Abecasis, University of Michigan

More info

Please see The 2017 International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Complex Human Traits

Further information may be obtained from John Hewitt or Melissa Dunivant

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

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