04/20 - Last day to submit an abstract for the CTC-RG meeting is almost here

The Complex Trait Consortium and the Rat Genomics community are joining forces for the 15th Annual meeting of the Complex Trait Community in collaboration with the Rat Genomics Community

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until Wednesday, May 10, 2017!

Additional information about the meeting:

Meeting Dates:        June 13 - 17, 2017
Meeting Location:    Memphis, TN, USA
Meeting Website:    http://www.complextrait.org/ctc2017

The program committee is relying on your abstracts and ideas to assemble a cutting-edge program of talks, workshops, and poster sessions.  In addition to the main program, satellite workshops and special meetings, round tables, and socials will be held before, during and after the main CTC-RG event:

Satellite Workshops:
    Tuesday, June 13    R/qtl & R/qtl2  Workshop by Karl Broman, Saunak Sen, and colleagues. Additional registration is required (limited enrollment).
    Saturday, June 17    Systems Genetics Workshop. Additional registration is required (limited enrollment).

Wednesday, June 14, 7 - 10 PM:
    Special meetings, round tables, and socials will be held Wednesday evening, including:
    Mouse Multi-Parental Population Round Table, hosted by Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena and colleagues
    Strengthening Grant Applications: Workshop and Models, led by Klaus Schughart and colleagues

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings:
    Morning workshops will be held from 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Please contact Rob Williams if you would like a room set aside for your group for a workshop or social.

We are limited to approximately 180 registrants, so please register soon! If you have any technical problems with the registration page, please contact acenteno@uthsc.edu. If you have questions about content and participation, please contact sen@uthsc.edu  or rwilliams@uthsc.edu.  If you are traveling into the USA and need help with your visa or getting through US immigrations, please contact rwilliams@uthsc.edu. I can provide letters that may be helpful. And review https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

Program Committee
    Gudrun Brockmann <gudrun.brockmann at agrar.hu-berlin.de>
    Karl Broman <kbroman at biostat.wisc.edu>
    Elissa Chesler <elissa.chesler at jax.org>
    Aron Geurts,<ageurts at mcw.edu>
    Bina Jone <bina.joe at utoledo.edu>
    Fuad Iraqi <fuadi at post.tau.ac.il>
    Martin McBride <martin.mcbride at glasgow.ac.uk>
    Abraham Palmer <aapalmer at ucsd.edu>
    Saunak Sen <sen at uthsc.edu>
    David Threadgill <dwthreadgill at tamu.edu>

The local organizing group includes Rob Williams, Saunak Sen, Ramin Homayouni, Hao Chen, Byron Jones, Megan Mulligan, Lu Lu, Evan Wiliams, Klaus Schughart, Tamara Brock, and Darla Miller.  Please feel free to contact any of us for advice on housing, travel, and fun in Memphis.

Acknowledgment:  The CTC-RG 2017 Conference is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the FedEx Institute of Technology.