IGES Annual Meeting 
Virtual Event Agenda
July 1-4, 2020

Join us from July 1-4 for our Annual Meeting, presented virtually! We are excited to bring content to the IGES and the scientific community absolutely free!  Registration will be required (opening soon), and donations are welcomed and appreciated. 

Complete with live sessions, virtual poster sessions, and breakouts, we hope you are able to join us for this event.

July 2, 2020
Eastern North America (EDT)

July 2/3, 2020
United Kingdom (BST)

July 2/3, 2020
South Korea (KST)

Event

8:00am – 10:30am

13h00-15h30

21h00-23h30

Plenary live videoconference session

8:00 – 8:15 am

13h00-13h15

21h00-21h15

Introduction/Setup

8:15 – 8:45am

13h15-13h45

21h15-21h45

Presidential address by Prof. Peter Kraft
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

8:45 – 9:15am

13h45-14h15

21h45-22h15

Invited Talk by Dr. Hongbing Shen
Nanjing Medical University
Polygenic Risk Scores for Lung Cancer in Chinese and Caucasian Populations

 

9:15 – 9:45am

14h15-14h45

22h15-22h45

Invited Talk by Prof. Zhengming Chen
University of Oxford
Realizing the power of big biobanks in diverse populations for stroke medicine

9:45 – 10:00am

14h45-15h00

22h45-23h00

Neel finalist: Divya Sharma
Combining human and artificial intelligence: Ensemble of convolutional neural networks for disease prediction from microbiome data

10:00 – 10:15am

15h00-15h15

23h00-23h15

Neel finalist: Stefan Konigorski
Fast Kernel-based Rare-Variant Association Tests Integrating Variant Annotations from Deep Learning

10:15 – 10:30am

15h15-15h30

23h15-23h30

Neel finalist: Myriam Brossard
Characterization of direct and/or indirect genetic associations for multiple traits in longitudinal studies of disease progression

Poster and short sessions (Social & mentoring sessions to be announced soon)

12:30–1:30pm

17h30-18h30

(01h30-02h30 July 3rd)

TBA

2:00-3:00pm 

19h00-20h00

(03h00-04h00 July 3rd)

Live zoom lightning talks 

8:00-9:00pm

(01h00-02h00 on July 3rd)

9h00-10h00 on July 3rd

Live zoom lightning talks 

9:00-10:00pm

(02h00-03h00 on July 3rd)

10h00-11h00 on July 3rd

TBA


July 3, 2020
Eastern N. America (EDT)

July 3(4), 2020
United Kingdom (BST)

July 3-4, 2020
South Korea (KST)

Event

8:00am – 10:10am

13h00-15h10

21h00-23h10

Plenary live videoconference session

8:00 – 8:10 am

13h00-13h10

21h00-21h10

Introduction/Setup

8:10 – 8:40am

13h10-13h40

21h10-21h40

Invited Talk by Prof. Xihong Lin
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Analysis of Large-Scale Biobanks and Whole Genome Sequencing Studies: Challenges and Opportunities

 

8:40 – 8:55am

13h40-13h55

21h40-21h55

Williams finalist: Dongyang Yang
Clustering of Human Microbiome Sequencing Data: A Distance-based Unsupervised Learning Model

8:55 – 9:10am

13h55-14h10

21h55-22h10

Williams finalist: Grace Png
Exploring the Genetic Architecture of the Human Neurological Proteome using Whole Genome Sequencing

9:10 – 9:25am

14h10-14h25

22h10-22h25

Williams finalist: Roxanna Korologou-Linden
Investigating causal effects of genetic variants for Alzheimer's disease in the UK BIOBANK

9:25 – 10:00am

14h25-15h00

22h25-23h00

Winner of best paper in Genetic Epidemiology 2019 

10:00 – 10:10am

15h00-15h10

23h00-23h10

Announcement of winners for Neel and Williams Awards

Poster and short sessions (Social & mentoring sessions to be announced soon)

12:30–1:30pm 

17h30-18h30

(01h30-02h30 on July 4th)

TBA

2:00-3:00pm

19h00-20h00

(03h00-04h00 on July 4th)

Live zoom lightning talks for top ranked posters 

8:00-9:00pm

(01h00-02h00 on July 4th)

9h00-10h00 on July 4th

Live zoom lightning talks for top ranked posters 

 

July 4, 2020
Eastern N. America (EDT)

July 4, 2020
United Kingdom (BST)

July 4, 2020
South Korea (KST)

Event

9:00am – 11:00am

14h00-16h10

21h00-23h10

Special Session on Genetic Epidemiology of COVID-19 and SARS-COV-2