Symposia, poster sessions and talks will take place on June 27th, 28th and 29th. A full programme can be found by following this link or downloading one of the below files. 

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Welcome reception

  • Wednesday evening, June 26th. 
    6:30pm-9pm (New faces meet and greet begins at 6pm)

Keynote Speakers

  • Thursday morning, June 27th

Image source: BigT images/Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Anita Thapar

Professor, CBE FRCPsych FMedSci FLSW

Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Title - Depression: dissecting heterogeneity

  • Thursday afternoon, June 27th

Dobzhansky Award Memorial Presentation for Professor Peter McGuffin

A memorial talk will be given by Professor Anita Thapar, and a 15-minute concert by the Heath String Quartet performing the world premiere of a quartet composed by Professor McGuffin

  • Friday morning, June 28th

Professor Karoline Kuchenbäcker

Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Mental Health Neuroscience, Division of Psychiatry, University College London

Scientific Lead for Diverse Data, Genomics England

Title - Equity in genomic research

  • Saturday morning, June 29th

Professor Neil Davies

Professor of Medical Statistics at the Division of Psychiatry, and the Department of Statistical Sciences, University College London

Title - How can molecular genetic family-based studies help behavioural geneticists?


  • Saturday evening