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Gene x Environment Interactions and Developmental Psychopathology: Research Challenges and Opportunities » Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda
Washington, DC

June 27, 2006

TimeEventSpeaker(s)
9:00-9:15Call to Order, Introductions, Purpose of WorkshopEve K. Mościcki, Sc.D., M.P.H.
National Institute of Mental Health
Welcoming RemarksRichard Nakamura, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, National Institute of Mental Health
Welcoming RemarksWilson Comptom, M.D., M.P.E.
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Overview

Time
9:15-10:45
Moderator
Thomas Lehner, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
TimeEventSpeaker(s)Discussant(s)
9:15Key Issues in Psychopathology Research in Developing Humans: Implications for GxEMaria Kovacs, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
 
9:30Gene-Environment Interaction: An Historical and Theoretical IntroductionKenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Michael J. Shanahan, Ph.D.
    University of North Carolina
  • Jenae Neiderhiser, Ph.D.
    George Washington University
10:15General Discussion  

Where Are We Now in GxE Research Issues in Developmental Psychopathology?

Time
11:00-12:30
Moderator
Shelli Avenevoli, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
TimeEventSpeaker(s)
11:00Genes, Epigenetics and Experience: Recent Findings in RodentsJames Winslow, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
11:15Current Studies of Gene x Environment: Interactions in Rhesus Monkeys and Other Nonhuman PrimatesSteve Suomi, Ph.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
11:30Studies in Human Children and AdolescentsTerrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D.
King's College London and the University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:45Gene x Environment Interaction Studies in Adults: Examples from Non-psychiatric DisordersKathleen Merikangas, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
12:00Summary of Major ThemesDavid Reiss, M.D.
George Washington University
12:10General Discussion 

Working Lunch

Time
12:30-1:30

Exploring Problems in GxE: Conceptual and Statistical Challenges

Time
1:30-2:45
Moderator
Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
TimeEventSpeakerDiscussant(s)
1:30-2:00IntroductionLindon Eaves, M.A. (Oxon), Ph.D., D.Sc.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
 
2:00Introduction 
  • Joe Terwilliger, Ph.D.
    Columbia University
  • Jurg Ott, Ph.D.
    Yale University
  • Josephine Hoh, Ph.D.
    Yale University
2:30General Discussion  

Break

Time
2:45-3:00

Major Challenges in Application of GxE Paradigms to Developmental Psychopathology

Time
3:00-5:00
Moderator
Maria Kovacs, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
TimeEventSpeaker(s)
3:00Assessing the Environment in Developmental Psychopathology Research: A Behavioral Geneticist's PerspectiveMatt McGue, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
3:15Phenotype Refinement in Developmental Psychopathology: a Gender, Developmental, Informant, and Culturally Sensitive ApproachJames Hudziak, M.D.
University of Vermont
3:30Cross-national Psychiatric Epidemiological Collaborations Involving Genetics Research: Issues, Challenges and OpportunitiesSergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California-Davis
3:45Translational Approaches to Understanding Mechanisms of Genetic x Environmental InteractionsJoan Kaufmann, Ph.D.
Yale University
4:00Genotype x Environment Interaction Mechanisms “Outside the Skin”: Implications for Preventive InterventionsDavid Reiss, M.D.
George Washington University
4:15Summary of Major ThemesTerrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D.
King's College London and the University of Wisconsin-Madison
4:25General Discussion 

June 28, 2006

How Useful is the Gene x Environment Paradigm for Research in Pediatric Populations?

Time
9:00-11:45
Moderator
Kathleen Merikangas, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
TimeEventSpeaker(s)
9:00An epidemiologic perspective:
  • Jane Costello, Ph.D.
    Duke University
  • Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.
    Oregon Social Learning Center
9:30A preventive and treatment intervention perspective:
  • Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D.
    SUNY-Stony Brook
  • Dante Cicchetti, Ph.D.
    University of Minnesota
  • Leslie Leve, Ph.D.
    Oregon Social Learning Center
  • José Szapocznik, Ph.D.
    University of Miami

General Discussion

Time
10:45-11:45

Summary, Issues for Consideration for Organizing a Research Strategy, and Next Steps

Time
11:45-12:30
Moderator
Eve K. Mościcki, Sc.D., M.P.H.
National Institute of Mental Health

Adjourn