Longitudinal Studies20 - 22 April 2020Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
- Early bird deadline Closed
- Bursary deadline Closed
- Abstract deadline 03 March 2020
- Registration deadline 24 March 2020
Highlighting world leading research using longitudinal studies
Longitudinal studies are ideal tools for studying many things including age-related functional changes, and the development and progression of chronic diseases. This conference will bring together scientists working on studies in childhood, adult and late life to identify novel biomarkers of functional decline and development of disease susceptibility, and to understand the lifetime drivers and underlying pathways of these processes.
The programme will showcase new findings, methods and technologies, and translational opportunities within and across cohort studies in high, middle and low income countries. This year’s meeting will explore approaches to monitor trends in population health and ageing, focussing on apparent peak health, including gender differences, as well as frailty.
The meeting is aimed at population scientists in epidemiology, biomedicine and the social sciences, involved in longitudinal research, longitudinal studies, genome biology, dynamic measures of physiology and other relevant fields.
The conference will start at approximately 1 pm on Monday 20 April and close at approximately 2 pm on Wednesday 22 April.
Topics will include:
- Translation of Longitudinal Studies
- Molecular Markers and Prediction
- Apparent Peak Health
- Nested Studies
- Gender Differences in Longitudinal Studies
- Longitudinal Studies in LMIC countries
- Organisers / Speakers
Scientific programme committee
Rose Anne Kenny
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
University of Bristol, UK
Dorret Boomsma – Amsterdam University, The Netherlands
Xinxin Chen – Peking University, China
Joris Deelen – Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany
Alun Hughes – University College London, UK
Michael Inouye – University of Cambridge, UK
Rachel Kelly – Harvard Medical School, USA
Jinkook Lee – University of Southern California, USA
Ken Ong – University of Cambridge, UK
Susan Picavet – National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
Nicholas Rattray – University of Strathclyde, UK
Roman Romero-Ortuno – Trinity College, Ireland
Camilla Stoltenberg – Norwegian Institut of Public Health, Norway
David van Heel – East London Genes and Health, UK
Nicole Schatlowski, Senior Scientific Programme Officer
Zoey Willard, Conference & Events Organiser
- Registration/ Accommodation
Early bird discount
(until 28 Jan)
(after 28 Jan)
Student No accommodation £286 £386 Student On-site twin accommodation £393 £493 Student On-site single accommodation £459 £559 Academic No accommodation £386 £486 Academic On-site twin accommodation £493 £593 Academic On-site single accommodation £559 £659 Commercial No accommodation £486 £586 Commercial On-site twin accommodation £593 £693 Commercial On-site single accommodation £659 £759
The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked accommodation.
Accommodation is provided for the nights of 20 and 21 April 2020. Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is recommended.
If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.
Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to confirmed registrants.
Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a visa to enter the UK.
Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks or longer.
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We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.
Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.
The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.
Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.
Abstract deadline: 3 March 2020
A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this conference (up to 50% of the standard registration fee) from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.
To apply, please contact the conference organiser. You will be sent a unique registration link which will hold your place, without taking payment, until you have been notified of the outcome of your application.
The following documents will need to be provided as part of the bursary application:
- Abstract (to be submitted via the portal during the registration process)
- A justification letter (explain how you will benefit from attending the conference)
- A supporting letter from supervisor stating financial need
If you have already registered for the conference you are still welcome to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser.
Bursary deadline: 11 February 2020
Additional funding opportunities
Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.
Our Longitudinal Studies conference has been made possible thanks to our valued sponsors.
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