2nd Workshop of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium
Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach CA, 29 Oct 2011

Organizers: Daniel Benjamin (Cornell), David Cesarini (NYU) and Philipp Koellinger (Erasmus)
Note: A workshop dinner will be held on 28 October 2011 at 7pm at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach, CA.

Topic

Presenter(s)

Time

Breakfast

 

8:45-9:15

Remarks by NSF and NIH Representatives

Nancy Lutz
Mike Spittel

9:15-9:30

         Session 1. Welcome, and Results to Date of the Consortium
Introduction of the organizers and the advisory board
The need for a consortium for social science phenotypes
Progress report from the educational attainment meta-GWAS

Philipp Koellinger
Slides
Daniel J. Benjamin
Slides
David Cesarini
Slides
Philipp Koellinger
Slides

9:30-11:00

Light refreshments

 

11:00-11:15

         Session 2. Socially Responsible Research at the Intersection of Genetics and Social Science
Consent and privacy
Concerns about stigma, discrimination, and long-term consequences of genetic research in social science
Communicating science to the public and the media

Michelle Meyer
Slides

11:15-11:45

         Session 3. The Interaction of Genes and the Social Environment
Importance of GxE interactions
Challenges for identifying GxE interactions in observational data
Analytical strategies for identifying GxE interactions

Dalton Conley
Slides
Jeremy Freese
Slides

11:45-12:45

Lunch

 

12:45-1:45

         Session 4. Beyond Meta-GWAS
The joint predictive power of SNPs
Polygenic risk score
Candidate gene approaches

Sarah Medland Slides
Peter Visscher
Slides

1:45-2:45

         Session 5. Subsequent Phenotypes for the Consortium
Which phenotypes are feasible
Discussion of which feasible phenotypes to prioritize
Timeline for analysis of new phenotypes

Daniel J. Benjamin
Slides
Meike Bartels
Slides

2:45-3:45

Light Refreshments

 

3:45-4:00

         Session 6. Coordinating Harmonized Phenotyping Efforts
Catalog of best-practice phenotyping measures
Discussion of phenotyping to prioritize
Funding opportunities for phenotyping

Daniel J. Benjamin
Slides
Philipp Koellinger
Slides
David Cesarini
Slides
Bob Krueger
Slides
Chris Dawes
Slides
Jinkook Lee
Slides

4:00-5:00