Longitudinal Studies

10 - 12 March 2021Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Early bird deadline 15 December 2020
  • Bursary deadline 05 January 2021
  • Abstract deadline 12 January 2021
  • Registration deadline 09 February 2021

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Highlighting world leading research using longitudinal studies

  • Summary

    Due to the evolving situation with Covid-19, this conference was postponed from 20-22 April 2020.

    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.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 1 pm (GMT) on Wednesday 10 March and close at approximately 2 pm on Friday 12 March 2021. All times are given in Greewich Mean Time. See the time where you are here.

    Topics will include:

    • Translation of Longitudinal Studies
    • Molecular Markers and Prediction
    • Frailty
    • Apparent Peak Health
    • Nested Studies
    • Gender Differences in Longitudinal Studies
    • Longitudinal Studies in LMIC countries
  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee

    Rose Anne Kenny

    Rose Anne Kenny
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Eline Slagboom

    Eline Slagboom
    Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

    Nicholas Timpson

    Nicholas Timpson
    University of Bristol, UK

    Keynote speakers

    Mia Crampin

    Mia Crampin
    LSHTM, Malawi

    Confirmed speakers

    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


    Conference organiser

    Nicole Schatlowski, Senior Scientific Programme Officer
    Zoey Willard, Conference & Events Organiser

  • Registration/ Accommodation
    Early bird discount
    (until 28 Jan)

    Standard rate
    (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.

    Travel visas
    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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  • Abstracts

    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

  • Bursaries

    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)
    • CV
    • 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.

  • Sponsors

    Our Longitudinal Studies conference has been made possible thanks to our valued sponsors.

    With thanks to our Silver Sponsors: 

    DNA Genotek – Silver Sponsor

    If you are interested in supporting this meeting, please contact the conference organiser.