Biomedical and Translational Informatics Laboratory

EDGE Conference 2014

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 February 5th -7th, 2014

Key West, Florida

Our Meeting is in Salon B. 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 Suzy at the Registration table! Meals are on the Terrace across from Salon B, and Cocktail Hours are Poolside!

Check the Rooming list for your confirmation number!

Keynote Speakers: Please fill out/sign this form and email it to Suzy! 

Hotel Shuttle Information:  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)(305) 296-8100 is the hotel number. However, please keep in mind that the majority of our 32 attendees are arriving on Wednesday so there may be a wait for the hotel shuttle. There will be numerous taxi's available at the airport as well.

Agenda     :     Hotel Information     :     Local Resturants

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Trudy F. C. Mackay
Professor of Genetics and Associate Member of Entomology
North Carolina State University

Dr. Kristel Van Steen
University of Liège, Montefiore Institute

Dr. Joan Bailey-Wilson
Head, Statistical Genetics Section
National Institutes of Health


Special Guest:
James Malley (NIH)
Presentation Slides | Supporting Material


AGENDA:  (printable version here)

 Wednesday, February 5, 2014


5:00 pm            Poolside Cocktail Hour (optional)

7:00 pm            Dinner on your own


Thursday, February 6, 2014

8:30 am            Breakfast – Terrace

8:55 am            Jason Moore – introduction and welcome

9:00-9:30          Jason Moore

9:30-9:45          Discussion

9:45-10:15        Trudy Mackay

10:15-10:30      Discussion        

10:30-11:00      Break

11:00-12:00      Open discussion

12:00-1:00        Catered lunch - Terrace

1:00-1:45          Open discussion

1:45-2:15          Kristel VanSteen

2:15-2:30          Discussion

2:30-3:00          Break

3:00-3:30          Joan Bailey-Wilson    

3:30-3:45          Discussion

3:45-4:15          Poster Presentations: Emily Holzinger & Qing Li

4:15-4:30          Discussion

4:30 pm -          Adjourn for the day (Dinner on your own)

Friday, February 7, 2014

 8:30 am            Breakfast - Terrace

 9:00-9:30          James Malley

 9:30-9:45          Discussion

 9:45-10:15        Marylyn Ritchie

 10:15-10:30      Discussion

 10:30 am          Break

 11:00-11:30      Folkert Asselbergs

 11:30-11:45      Discussion

 11:45-12:00      Open discussion

 12:00 pm          Catered lunch - Terrace

 1:00-1:30          Scott Williams

 1:30-1:45          Discussion

 1:45-3:00          Open discussion (workshop deliverables, EDGE 2015)

 3:00 pm            Workshop Concludes

 4:00 pm –         Poolside Cocktail Hour

 6:00 pm -          Dinner on your own


Saturday, February 8th, 2014


Hotel Information:

 Marriott Key West Beachside Hotel

 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL

 (305) 296-8100 

 Rooming List is here:


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.