2nd Annual Conference for
Polygenic Prediction and its Application in Social Science

Sponsored by the University of Chicago's Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) network.  

 

 

Center for Economic and Social Research

University of Southern California

Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2018 (Vineyard Room)

 

 

Click on the blue links below to watch recorded conference talks.

 

AGENDA

Friday, November 30, 2018

8:45-9:00 AM

Welcome & Introduction

 

(Organizers)

Titus Galama, CESR, USC

Dan Benjamin, CESR, USC

David Cesarini, New York University

 

9:00-9:15 AM

9:15-9:30 AM

9:30-9:45 AM

 

9:45-10:00 AM

Polygenic Scores in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

 

 

Polygenic Scores in Add Health

 

Polygenic Scores in the Health and Retirement Study 

 

 

Discussion

 

Jeremy Freese, Stanford University

 

Kathie Harris, Univeristy of North Carolina-Chapel HIll

 

Jessica Faul, Univerity of Michigan

 

 

All

 

 

 

Break (10:00-10:15 AM)

 

SESSION 2: NEW GWAS AND POLYGENIC SCORES 

10:15-10:35 AM

10:35-10:55 AM

10:55-11:15 AM

New GWAS of Smoking and Alcohol 

New GWAS of Various Phenotypes and a Repository for Polygenic Scores 

Discussion

Robbee Wedow, Broad Institute

 

Aysu Okbay, Vrije Universiteit 

All

 

 

11:30-11:50 AM

11:50-12:10 PM

12:10-12:30 PM

Genetic Nurture 

Assortative Mating ​

 

 

Discussion

Alex Young, Oxford University 

Loic Yengo, University of Queensland ​

All

Lunch (12:30-1:30 PM)

 

SESSION 4: NEW METHODS 

1:30-1:50 PM

1:50-2:10 PM

2:10-2:30 PM

Genomic Structural Equation Modeling ​

Transferability of Polygenic Prediction Across Ancestry Groups 

 

Discussion

Eliott Tucker-Drob, University Texas-Austin ​

Alicia Martin, Harvard-MIT Broad Institute 

All

Break (2:30-2:45 PM)

 

SESSION 5: RESPONSIBLE COMMUNICATION IN SOCIAL SCIENCE GENOMICS 

2:45-2:50 PM

2:50-3:10 PM

3:10-3:30 PM

3:30–3:50 PM

 

3:50–4:05PM 

Introductory Remarks ​

 

The Challenge of Giving Genes Their Due—But Not More 

Adversarial Collaboration in the Context of an Ugly History and an Uncertain Future ​

Reframing the Conversation Around Polygenic Scores and Racial Differences 

Discussion

Michelle Meyer, Geisinger Health Systems 

Erik Parens, The Hastings Center 

Daphne Martschenko, Cambridge University  ​

Aaron Panofsky, UCLA 

 

All 

Break (4:05-4:20 PM)

SESSION 6: PANEL DISCUSSION 

4:20-5:00 PM

All

AGENDA

Saturday, December 1, 2018

 

SESSION 7: APPLICATIONS OF POLYGENIC SCORES II 

9:00-9:20 AM

9:20-9:40 AM

9:40-10:00 AM

Schools as Moderators of Genetic Associations 

The vPGS: A Better way to model GxE? 

Discussion

Ben Domingue, Stanford University ​

Dalton Conley, Princeton 

All

Break (10:00-10:15 AM)

SESSION 8: PLENARY TALK 

10:15-11:15 AM​

Peter Visscher, University of Queensland ​​

Break (11:15–11:30AM)

SESSION 9: OPEN DISUCSSION

11:30-12:30 PM​

All

Lunch (12:30-1:30 PM)

Check us out on Twitter: @thessgac

 

Acknowledgments

 

For financial support, the SSGAC thanks the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging, and the Office for Behavioral and Social Science Research), the Open Philanthropy Project, the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, the European Research Council, and the Pershing Square Fund of the Foundations of Human Behavior.

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