11-14 November, online & in person & live where possible.
Web site http://twins2021.org/.html & Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Budapest-2021-The-19th-International-Congress-on-Twin-Studies-106579768404486
For all twin researchers, twin & higher order multiple advocates, & twin-curious.
Free registration for ISTS members; non-members can join here https://www.twinstudies.org/membership/ Full: AUD180, ~EUR115, ~USD130; Student: AUD100, ~EUR65, ~USD75; Non-professional/retired: AUD140, ~EUR90, ~USD105. Free to undergraduates.
Seven pre-conference workshops over 2 days: Microbiome, Epigenetics, Management of twin registries & studies, Twin statistics, Twin birth cohorts, Imaging, Twin systematic reviews
Eight 90-minute main sessions over 2 days: The Biology of Twinning, COVID-19, Longitudinal twin birth cohorts, New twin registries & studies, Psychological, Biological & Social Perspectives, Cognition & neurodevelopmental disorders, Clinical trials, Chronic Diseases & Cancer
Three discussion sessions: Recent & Forthcoming Books on Twins, Participant engagement & user involvement in twin research, Controversial topics in twin research.
Deadlines: Abstract submission: 20 October 2021; Registration: 5 November 2021.
Keynote Speaker: L Scott Forbes ‘The evolutionary biology of twinning in humans’
Cash prizes for awards: Best student oral presentation – AUD1,000/500; Best poster talk – AUD1,000/500; Best research paper from an Early Career Researcher – AUD1,000.
Sponsorship from Cambridge Journals, DynaTrek, ISTS & International Council of Multiple Birth Organisations (ICOMBO)
Other benefits of ISTS membership: Low annual membership fees; Subscription to Twin Research & Human Genetics (H-index 82, increasing impact factor, low publication costs, regular special issues); News of future conferences & events).