Biomedical and Translational Informatics Laboratory

3rd Annual Epistasis Discovery in Genetics and Epidemiology (EDGE) Conference

 February 4-7, 2015
Marriott Beach Side - Key West, Florida
Find your hotel confirmation number here!
Meeting Basics: 
Our Meeting is in Salon B again! Head to the main building where you checked in, and take the stair case on your right when you walk into the building. We are on the second floor in the center meeting room. Look for the Registration table! 
Meals are on the Terrace across from Salon B, and the Friday post conference Cocktail Hour is Poolside!
Keynote speakers:                                                                  Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Brett A. McKinney, University of Tulsa                                     Dr. Trudy F. C. Mackay, North Carolina State University
Dr. Gregory W. Carter, The Jackson Laboratory
Dr. Brendan Keating, The University of Pennsylvania
Dr. James Malley, National Institutes of Health (Supporting Material)
Hotel Information:
Marriott Key West Beachside Hotel
3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL
(305) 296-8100 
Hotel Shuttle Information: 
From the airport: If you call the hotel once you have arrived at the airport, have your bags and are ready to go, they will send a shuttle for you (it’s a very short drive, and the van is commonly on location at the airport) (305) 296-8100 is the hotel number. There are also numerous taxi's available at the airport as well. 
To/From Downtown: 
The Shuttle leaves the hotel on the hour, every hour between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm and drops off downtown at Margaritaville.
Picks up at Margaritaville at 20 past the hour every hour between 8:20 am and 11:20 pm.
 Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

8:30 am - Breakfast & Registration– Terrace

9:00 am – Welcome and scientific remarks: Jason Moore

9:30 am – Gregory Carter - Invited Guest

10:00am - discussion

10:30 am - Break

10:45 am – Ryan Urbanowicz - Moore Lab

11:15 am – John Wallace/Molly Hall - Ritchie Lab

11:45 am - discussion

12:00 pm - Catered lunch - Terrace

1:00 pm – Brett McKinney - Invited Guest

1:30 pm – Scott Williams (or someone from his group)

2:00 pm - discussion

2:30 pm - Break

2:45 pm – Jim Malley - Invited Guest

3:15 pm - Brendan Keating - Invited Guest

3:45 pm - discussion

4:00 pm - Adjourn for the day (Dinner on your own)


Friday, February 6, 2015

8:30 am Breakfast – Terrace

9:00 am – Trudy Mackay - Invited Guest

9:30 am – Will/Alex - Bush Lab

10:00am - discussion

10:30 am - Break

10:45 am – Elizabeth Piette - Moore Lab

11:15 am – Jing Li - Moore Lab

11:45 am - discussion

12:00 pm - Catered lunch - Terrace

1:00 pm – group discussion

3:00 pm - Workshop Concludes

4:00 pm – Poolside Cocktail Hour

6:00 pm - Dinner on your own
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Local Favorite Restaurants:
Tavern and Town – Key West Marriott Beachside Resort –Key West’s premiere restaurant, delicious, imaginative dishes, perfect steaks and seafood.  Tapas specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Ambrosia Japanese Restaurant –1401 Simonton St. Outstanding sushi and innovative dishes served in their new home in the brand new Santa Maria Suites.  Lunch and Dinner daily.
Mangia Mangia – 900 Southard – Mouthwatering pasta made fresh every day.  Nestled in an old town neighborhood.
Michael’s – 532 Margaret –  famous for it’s steaks, but everything on the menu is wonderful.  The locals favorite steak house.
Square One – 1075 Duval in Duval Square – Fine Dining Elegant American
Alfonso  –700 Front St. – Beautiful harbor view, great steaks and seafood,Maine lobster.
La Trattoria/Virgilio’s  524 Duval– Northern Italian, another local favorite with a great nightclub, Virgilio’s Martini Bar – that has music, dancing.
Antonia’s 615 Duval St – Southern Italian Excellent homemade pasta and fine wines an excellent choice.
El Meson De Pepe’s  410 Wall Street- Real Cuban- Conch Cuisine with Latin Music Nightly located just offMallory Square
Grand Café 314 Duval St American Cuisine with Global Influences Fresh seafood and Steak
Commodores white table cloths fine dinning excellent, one second floor on boardwalk
Nine One Five 915 Duval St Tapas style dinning
CASUAL Dinning
Half Shell Raw Bar Lands endMarina end ofMargaret St, sandwiches, fresh seafood, on the water
BO’s Fish Wagon Carolyn andWilliam St small but very good and very casual
Conch Republic Seafood Restaurant 631 Green St Causal open air on the docks
Boathouse on the boardwalk under Commodores Restaurant, great happy hour and food.