50th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics

Venue: The Jackson Laboratory

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 30, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2009
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This two-week course includes daily lectures in the mornings and evenings supplemented by afternoon mini-symposia, workshops, tutorials, poster session, and demonstrations. There is special emphasis on student-faculty interaction. The faculty is diverse in terms of disciplines and the students in terms of stage of career and fields of concentration. This diversity makes for an exciting experience for all. Although the course schedule is quite full, there is time set aside to enjoy the natural beauties of Mt. Desert Island.

The content of the annual Short Course focuses on (1) an up-to-date presentation of genetics in experimental animals and humans, (2) the relationship of heredity to disease in experimental animals and humans, and (3) the importance of molecular genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disorders. The development and uses of modern techniques in bioinformatics, mathematical genetics, genome manipulation, mutagenesis and phenotyping are taught in lectures and in afternoon workshop sessions. The Short Course includes an implicit focus on translational biology and clinical applications.

Poster Session

There will be a poster session at which presentations by attendees are strongly encouraged. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please prepare a one page abstract to be compiled with others in booklet form for the course. Abstracts must fit on one side of an 8 1/2 x 11" page with 1" margins. The attending author's name must be underlined. Abstracts of your poster presentation should be submitted in a pdf file or Word document as an E-mail attachment no later than May 1, 2009.

CME Information

Eastern Maine Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 61.25 AMA PRA Category I Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Eastern Maine Medical Center is accredited by the Maine Medical Association's Committee on Continuing Medical Education to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) to practicing physicians.

There are services available for the disabled. If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this program please contact Erin McDevitt at 207-288-6659.


600 Main Street
Bar Harbor
United States

Additional Information

We are please to announce that our fees have not increased this year! $1,600; $700 students (requires proof of enrollment in an accredited degree program, or postdoc training, or medical internship.) The registration fee includes course materials and some meals. Application Deadline is April 1, 2009. Placement is limited to 135 participants so early application is advised. To apply for this event, please: - Complete the online application form (opens a new window) If you have any problems with this form, please contact Erin McDevitt at 207-288-6659 - Send a brief curriculum vitae, 2 page maximum by email attachment to Erin McDevitt; - Have your mentor or supervisor send a letter of recommendation via email to Erin McDevitt (this step is only required if you do not hold a doctoral degree). General scholarships Available on a limited basis to help pre- and post-doctoral students with travel expenses. To help ensure adequate representation by under-represented populations in the life sciences, gender and minority status will be considered. Additional travel awards from National Institute of Drug Abuse If you are preparing for, or have already entered, a career in Addiction Genetics, the National Insitute of Drug Abuse is awarding 10 travel scholarships. Applicants eligible to apply for this travel award are graduate students and post-docs who are supported by NIDA or are currently seeking support from NIDA and who are seeking a new direction in their research program to employ genetics methodologies. To apply for scholarship/travel award: Please email a letter of request including financial need with your application. Scholarship requests must be accompanied by a letter of support from the applicant's advisor and an abstract for the poster session. If applying for the NIDA travel award, you must include a description of how you will use this course to advance your career in the field of addiction genetics and which NIDA grant is supporting your research or whether a NIDA application is pending. Applications by women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Accepted applicants will be provided with registration information. Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund, your signed notice of cancellation must be received in writing (by post, email or fax) 30 calendar days prior to the meeting. No refunds will be granted after that date. Should it be necessary to cancel the event, The Jackson Laboratory will refund all registration fees paid; but is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other associated costs incurred by participants.