Conference Schedule

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
12:30 pmIntroduction
1:00 pm - 2:20 pmSession 1 Genes and Health
Justin CookGenetic determinants of health differentials
Anatoliy YashinGenetics of exceptional lifespan
Susan ShortSex, gender, genetics, and health
2:30 pm 3:50 pmSession 2 Genes and Health Behaviors
Nicole HarlaarBeyond the genome: dna methylation markers and chronic alcohol use
Dan BelskyPolygenic risk accelerates the developmental progression to heavy, persistent smoking
Bo ClevelandPractical issues with adding candidate genes to a large intervention study
3:50 pm 4:20 pmBreak
4:20 pm 5:40 pmSession 3 Gene-environment Interplay
Steve LehrerGenetics and cohort effects
N. PlurphanswatGene-tobacco policy and adolescent cigarette use
Dalton  ConleyGWAS and capacitors of phenotypic variation
5:40 pm 6:00 pmDiscussion/Wrap Up
7:00 pmDinner, Sherpa's
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
8:30 am 9:00 amDiscussion/Intro
9:00 am 10:20 amSession 1 Genetics and Social Scientific Inquiry
Matt BradshawConceptualizing direct and indirect genetic rffects on complex phenotypes
Yi LiGender and religiosity: risk preference theory revisited
David BakerAn ecological-sociological model of proto-religion as an emergent property
10:20 am 10:40 amBreak
10:40 am 12:00 noonSession 2 Economic and Political Behaviors
Dan BenjaminThe genetic architecture of economic and political preference
P. KoellingerThe molecular architecture of self-employment
Aldo RustichiniIncome, education, personality and genetics
12:00 noon 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm 3:20 pmSession 3 Genes, Identity, and Behaviors
Evan CharneyCandidate genes and political behavior
George WehbyMetagenome effects on human behavior
Amber NelsonA geneticization of youth personhood
3:20 pm 3:40 pmBreak
3:40 pm 5:00 pmSession 4 Genes, Personality, and Identity
Alex CrabilTechnology optimism vs. tech pessimism
Rene AlmelingGenetic risk and responsibility
Hsiao-Li SunClaims-making about personal genomics vs. the use of group taxonomies
5:00 pm 5:30 pmDiscussion, Wrap Up, etc.