Schedule of Events

2017 WCPG TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Education Day Sessions

  • Spanish Language Track (Part 1)
  • PGC Data Access Committee: Methods to Access PGC Data
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Break
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on Own
1:00 PM – 3:45 PM Education Day Sessions

  • Spanish Language Track (Part 2)
  • Media Training Workshop
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Opening Plenary Session
Nature’s Gift: How the Discovery of Structural Principles in a Microbial Protein Helped Illuminate the Pathophysiology of Psychiatry
Karl Deisseroth, USA
5:15 PM – 7:15 PM Opening Reception
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session II
Stress and the Social Brain – Studies on Social Hierarchies, Aggression and Psychopathy
Carmen Sandi, Switzerland
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Concurrent Symposia Sessions

  • Novel Implications for RNA in Psychiatric Genetics
  • Unfolding the Genetic Basis of ADHD
  • Leveraging Novel Statistical Methods and Big Data to Improve Imaging Genetics
  • From Genes to Neural Mechanisms: Characterizing the Effects of Genetic Risk Variation in Schizophrenia
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Poster Session I/Lunch on Own
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Concurrent Oral & Symposia Sessions

  • Genetics of Addiction: New Findings from Sequencing Studies and Beyond (Symposia)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Plenary Session III
From DSM to DNA: Cross-Disorder Genetics and the Implications of Pleiotropy 
Jordan Smoller, USA
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Plenary Reception Event Open to ALL Focusing on Women in Psychiatric Genetics (Registration Required)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session III
Perspective on Data Sharing and Open Science in Psychiatric Genetics
Ben Neale, USA
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ISPG Awardee Presentations with Talks
11:15 AM – 1:15 PM Poster Session II/Lunch on Own
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM Concurrent Oral Sessions
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Concurrent Symposia Sessions

  • The Aggressotype Project: Insights into the Genetics of Aggression from Human and Animal Studies
  • Genetics of Gilles De La Tourette Syndrome; Accelerating Discoveries Through Large-Scale Collaborative Efforts
  • Genes in the Context of the Medical Phenome: The Challenges, Opportunities, and Pitfalls of Psychiatric Genetics Using Biobanks and Registries
  • Integrative Omics in Psychiatric Diseases: Tools for Discovery and Understanding Biology
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Networking Reception (Ticketed Event)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session IV
Polymorphous Polygenicity in Schizophrenia
Pamela Sklar, USA
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Concurrent Symposia Sessions

  • Mechanisms of Early Adversity Associated Increases in Risk for Psychiatric Disorders
  • The Psychiatric Genomics Consortium for PTSD: Integration of Multi-System Markers of Risk and Resilience
  • Traits in the General Population – A Solution for Genetic Studies of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Natural Selection and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ISPG Business Meeting with Lunch
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Concurrent Oral Sessions
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Symposia Sessions

  • Genetics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Across the Lifespan
  • How to Make a Million (MDD Cases)
  • Genetic Counseling for Psychiatric Disorders: Establishing a Framework in the Genomic Era
  • From Genetic Association to Disease Biology: 2D and 3D Human Ipsc Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders and CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing
4:15 PM – 6:15 PM Poster Session III
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Concurrent Symposia Sessions

  • Pharmacogenomics – From Large Collaborations to Implementation and Drug Discovery
  • Imaging Genetics: From Neanderthals to Modern Human’s Psychiatric Disorders
  • Functional Genomic Regulation in the Brain: (Epi)Genetic Variation, Neurodevelopment and Psychiatric Disease
  • Anxiety Genomics
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary VI
ENIGMA, Big Data, and the Brain: Imaging and Genomics of 18 Brain Diseases in 50,000 Individuals from 35 Countries 
Paul Thompson, USA
12:00 P M – 12:15 PM Closing Remarks
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM WCPG & ASHG Collaborative Symposium (Ticketed Event)****NEW!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Conference
Location: Orange County Convention Center – South Building
(Separate registration required)