Aerial photo of the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus from Lake Mendota
Lauren Schmitz presents at the 2023 The Advances in Social Genomics Conference in the Memorial Union.

Join us June 5-7, 2024 for the next conference!

The Advances in Social Genomics Conference

Social genomics researchers from across the world convene at the University of Wisconsin–Madison each year to discuss advances in the field.


Support is provided by the National Institute of Aging, La Follette School for Public Affairs, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, and Initiative in Social Genomics.

Watch presentations from the June 2023 conference.

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2024 conference

Register to attend

June 5 – 7
Pyle Center, Madison, WI

The goal of this conference is to showcase scholarship that considers biodemographic factors across the life course that shape health and aging processes. The conference will include a training workshop focused on the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) data and applications, two keynote presentations, and a set of paper presentations from biological and social science researchers.

Schedule

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Wednesday, June 5

Panelists and participants arrive


The Promise and Perils of Social Genomics

3 – 4 p.m.


Dinner (optional)

Memorial Union Terrace
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 6

Breakfast at Pyle Center

8:30 – 9 a.m.


Panel session 1

GWAS methods
9 – 10 a.m.


Panel session 2

Epigenetics 1
10 – 11 a.m.


Panel session 3

Families
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.


Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.


Panel session 4

GxE applications
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.


Panel session 5

Frontiers of social genomics
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.


Keynote and Q&A

Anya Prince, University of Iowa
4 – 5 p.m.


Gathering

Memorial Union Terrace
5 p.m.


Dinner

The Rigby
6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 7

Breakfast at Pyle Center

8:30 – 9 a.m.


Keynote and Q&A

Abdel Abdellaoui, Amsterdam UMC
9 – 10 a.m.


Panel session 6

GxE methods
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.


Panel session 7

PGS applications and methods
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Lunch

12:15 – 1 p.m.


Session 8

Epigenetics 2
1 – 2 p.m.


Workshop

The Midlife in the US (MIDUS)
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Gathering

Memorial Union Terrace
4:30 p.m.


Dinner (optional)

Memorial Union Terrace
6:30 p.m.

Travel and accommodations

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Hotels

For guests coming from out of town, we have a block of rooms held until May 15 at The Graduate. You can book online or call their reservations department at: 833-888-4723.

View other hotel recommendations near campus.

Travel

Madison has an airport, but Chicago and Milwaukee airports are only a couple of hours away. We recommend that you arrive on June 5 with a departure after 5pm on the 7th.

Food

Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the days of the conference.

Sponsors and support

Fortieth Anniversary logo for the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

This event and the Initiative in Social Genomics are hosted by the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by 5R13 AG066268-03 from the National Institute on Aging. The views expressed in written conference materials, publications, and presentations do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Contact

Mindy Walker
mindy.walker@wisc.edu