Events of Interest



  • SAVE THE DATE: 3rd Annual Biostatistics Training Initiative Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Stephen George from Duke University School of Medicine will give a talk on November 15, 2017. The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto. For complete details, click here.


  • SAVE THE DATE: Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Science presents Dr. Raymond J. Carroll, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University. October 4 and 5, 2017. The Fields Institute, Toronto. For complete details, click here.


  • Statistical Genetics Course 2017/2018 New York City and Berlin. Below are listed four statistical genetics courses which will take place in 2017/2018 in New York City at the Rockefeller University and Berlin at the MDC.  To learn more about each course, obtain a schedule and application form, please click on the course link. Applications are currently being accepted for all four course.
    • Identifying Genes for Mendelian Traits using NGS Data. September 18-22, 2017. Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine Berlin, Germany. Click here.
    • Advanced Gene Mapping Course. January 22-26, 2018. The Rockefeller University, New York, NY USA. Click here.

    • Complex Trait Analysis of NGD Data. June 18-22, 2018. Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine Berlin, Germany. Click here.

    • Genetic Association. September 17-21, 2018. Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine Berlin, Germany. Click here.

  • Sequencing Strategies for Population and Cancer Epidemiology Studies (SeqSPACE) Webinar Series. The purpose of this forum is to provide an opportunity for our grantees and other interested individuals to share lessons learned and practical information regarding the application of next generation sequencing to cancer epidemiology studies. For complete details, click here.


  • ‘Omics and Epidemiology: Bridging biology, ‘omics, statistics and epidemiology in the era of precision medicine. May 25 and 26, 2017. Cisco Toronto Innovation Centre. For complete details, click here


  • SAVE THE DATE: The OPTIMISE Research Program presents a talk by Dr. John Frank, University of Edinburgh. Chronic Disease Prevention: “Upstream” and “Downstream” Revisited. May 4, 2017 at 12:00pm. For complete details, click here.


  • SAVE THE DATE: 2017 International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) Annual Meeting. September 9 to 11, 2017. Cambridge, UK. For complete details, click here.
  • Genetic Association Course with Application to the Analysis of Sequence and Genotype Data. June 26 to 30, 2017. Berlin, Germany. Application deadline: May 1, 2017. For complete details, click here.


  • Health Science Inquiry has a Call for Submissions. The theme is Gene Editing and Personalized Medicine. For more details, click here
  • SAVE THE DATE: 6th Annual Canadian Human and Statistical Genetics Meeting on 22-25 April, 2017 in Quebec City, Quebec. For details on abstract submission and registration, please click here


  • Integrative Molecular Epidemiology Workshop: Bridging Cancer Biology and Precision Medicine. July 10-14, 2017. Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts. For complete details, click here


  • Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics @UQ February 2017: Registration is now open and there are a limited number of module fee waiver scholarships being offered (scholarship applications due Sept 30, 2016). For complete details: click here
  • Student Paper Award Competition Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics American Statistical Association
    Application Deadline: February 1, 2016
    For more details: click here


    • Genetic Association Course With Application to the Analysis of Sequence and Genotype Data
      June 3-7, 2013
      Application Deadline March 25, 2013

      Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine
      Berlin, Germany [ Website ]


    • Montreal Spring School of Population Genomics and Genetic Epidemiology
      May 27 to 31, 2013
      Montreal, Quebec  [ Website ]



    • Tenth Annual Basic Gene Mapping Course
      November 26-30, 2012
      Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany  [ Website ]


    • Third Annual Berlin Genetic Association Course
      June 18-22, 2012
      Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany  [ Website ]


    • Advanced Topics in Genome-Wide Association (GWA) Studies (5-day course)
      May 28-June 1, 2012
      Organized by Dr. Lyle Palmer and his Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics Team at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
      Registration opens Monday, February 7, 2012, and it is limited to 30 participants
      790 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [ Website | Flyer ]


    • Canadian Human Genetics Conference and Canadian Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics Meeting
      April 29-May 2, 2012
      White Oak Conference Centre and Spa, Niagara Wine Country, Ontario, Canada  [ Website ]



    • Basic Gene Mapping Course
      November 7-11, 2011
      Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany [ Website ]


    • Populations of the New World: impact of founder effects on health
      October 11, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      Room 513CD, Montreal Convention Centre
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada [ Website ]


    • The American Society of Human Genetics 61st Annual Meeting
      October 11-15, 2011
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada [ Website ]


    • 20th Annual IGES Conference
      September 18-20, 2011
      Heidelberg, Germany  [ Website ]


    • 6th Annual Canadian Genetic Epidemiology & Statistical Genetics Meeting
      May 11-13, 2011
      King City, Ontario, Canada


    • Computational Statistical Methods for Genomics and Systems Biology
      April 18-22, 2011
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada  [ Website ]



    • The American Society for Human Genetics 60th Annual Meeting
      November 2-6, 2010
      Washington, DC, USA  [ Website ]


    • The Genetic Analysis Workshops (GAWs)
      October 13-16, 2010
      Boston, Massachusetts, USA  [ Website ]


    • 19th Annual International Genetic Epidemiology Society Meeting
      October 10-12, 2010
      Boston, Massachusetts, USA  [ Website ]