234290 Rema Lapouse award lecture

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 :

Kung-Yee Liang , Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
In this talk, we discuss progress and uncertainties associated with genome-wide association studies, reasons leading to such uncertainties and possible remedies. Throughout, we will illustrate these issues through an ongoing genetic study of obsessive and compulsive disorder at Johns Hopkins, in which I have involved since its onset in 1995.

Learning Areas:
Program planning
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the difficulties associated with genome-wise association studies in detecting genetic association for complex diseases in general and for psychiatric disorders in particular. List strategies to overcome these difficulties. Discuss how the suggested approaches to study challenges may, to some extent, help to ease concerns.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have participated in collaborative research in genetic and psychiatric epidemiology at Hopkins for more than two decades.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.