IGES 2014

23RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014 flyer v5

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Important Dates

May 16, 2014 Early bird registration ends. Click here to register.
June 4, 2014 Abstract submission deadline. Click here to submit an abstract.
July 1, 2014 Notification of abstract acceptance and presentation type.
July 15, 2014 IGES discount rate deadline for hotel bookings.

Hotel Information

The conference will take place at the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel. To reserve a room under the group rate, bookings must be made before July 15, 2014. For additional information, please click here.

Important information for those attending both GAW 19 and IGES 2014

Registration for the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society is officially open.  It will be held in Vienna, Austria, at the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel, in conjunction with the GAW19 Workshop and the ISCB meeting.

Conference Hotel

We have negotiated special rates for IGES 2014 attendees at the conference hotel.  While we understand that travel funds may be limited, IGES organizers request that if you are attending IGES 2014 to please make your reservation within our room block to avoid any costly attrition fees.  Special rates and details are

  • Single occupancy – 110€
  • Double occupancy – 125€
  • Check-in as early as Wed Aug 27, 2014
  • Check-out as late as Sun Aug 31, 2014
  • Special rate is available online until: Fri Jul 15, 2014

Our group rate is valid only until July 15, 2014.  Please make reservations ON or BEFORE July 15.

For a reservation between Aug 27 and 31, 2014 you can book your accommodation online via the link on our web site. If you want to attend IGES and GAW or IGES and ISCB, and need a hotel room for the extended stay, please, send an e-mail with your check-in and check-out dates, requirements concerning the room and the reservation code IGES to the following e-mail address:     rhi.viese.sr.event.mgr@renaissancehotels.com

Your wishes will be forwarded appropriately.


Getting To and Around Vienna

IGES has negotiated discounted rates with United Airlines and with the Vienna Public Transport Authority (Wiener Linien). For additional information, click here.

Invited Speakers and Topics

Martin Posch , Vienna Medical University, Austria
Enrichment Designs for the Development of Personalized Medicine

Krista Fischer, Tartu University, Estonia
Causal association structures in -omics data: how far can we get with statistical modeling?

Christoph Bock, Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
The relevance of epigenomics for personalized medicine

Knut Rudi, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Microbiome-genome interactions and human disease: an introduction and latest methodological developments

Sebastian Zöllner, University of Michigan, USA
The benefit of coalescent theory in the framework of genetic association studies

Invited Speakers are Sponsored by:
Population Genetics and Genome Analysis of the German Region of the International Biometric Society (DR‐IBS)
Genetic Epidemiology of the German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi)
Human Genetics of the German Society of Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology (gmds)

Mini Symposium

The Mini Symposium on Personalized Medicine, jointly held with the International Society of Clinical Biostatistics, has been finalized. It will start on 28 August at 9.00 am.

The following speakers have been invited: Martin Filipits (Vienna) will start by talking on the clinical background. His presentation will be followed by a presentation on quality control in ‐omics studies, to be given by Bertram Müller‐Myhsok (Munich). After a coffee break, the third speaker will be Joan Bailey‐Wilson (Baltimore), who will focus on risk prediction models in families. Finally, Andreas Ziegler (Lübeck) will talk on study designs for predictive

The Mini Symposium will take place at the University of Vienna, and we will need to take the tram to return to the conference venue for the Educational Workshop on Pharmacogenomics.

Educational Workshop – Pharmacogenomics: When Drug Response Gets Personal

Sponsored by the Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN) Statistical Analysis Resource (P-STAR) (https://pgrn‐star.org/).


2:00-2:45 Brooke Fridley Pharmacogenetics: Past, Present and Future
2:45-3:30 John Witte Assessing the Genetic Basis of Drug Response
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-4:45 Nancy Cox Clinical Utility in Pharmacogenomics: Getting Beyond Individual Variants
4:45-5:30 Chris Amos Smoking Behaviour and Lung Cancer Risk Related to Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Variants and Metabolic Variants

Meeting Sponsors

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors: