The International Genetic Epidemiology Society Announces the Call for Abstracts is NOW OPEN! Submission instructions can be obtained by clicking here. Deadline for submissions has been extended to midnight May 24, 2013. The abtract will remain in “pending” once entered until it is retrieved by the review committee, at which time you may no longer do edits.
If you have any questions please contact IGES at IGES@geneticepi.org. Click here to submit an abstract.
REQUESTS FOR TRAVEL/FINANCIAL AID: IGES members interested in applying for financial assistance to attend the upcoming IGES Annual Conference are asked to submit their application package at this time. Deadline will be July 1, 2013. To be considered for financial aid, individuals must submit proof of current 2013 IGES membership, a letter explaining their financial need, a copy of their abstract submitted for the upcoming IGES conference, and a Letter of Support from a mentor. All requested documents should be emailed to: IGES@geneticepi.org . Awardees will be notified by the end of July.
The 22nd ANNUAL IGES CONFERENCE
This year’s conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA September 15-17, 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel located on the Chicago Magnificent Mile. IGES 2013 meeting information.
The successful mapping of the human genome will greatly facilitate the study of health and disease in a manner that integrates both host and environmental factors. IGES is devoted to the development of the methodology to permit such types of studies and the application of these approaches in human populations.
IGES members include geneticists, epidemiologists, statisticians, mathematicians, biologists, related biomedical researchers and students interested in the research of the genetic basis of the diseases, complex traits and their risk factors. Genetic epidemiology is a marriage between disciplines of genetics and epidemiology. It focuses on both genetics and environment in order to explain exactly how genes express in the presence of different environmental contexts, to come to a fuller understanding of the etiology of complex traits. IGES was formed in September, 1991 as the only INTERNATIONAL genetics society devoted to the promotion of the study of genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics.
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