Pre-Conference Workshops

Flux is pleased to offer three pre-conference workshops.  These will take place on September 6th at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country.  Delegates can attend a variety of workshops and can register for these sessions during conference registration.  As space is limited in all three workshops, we ask that labs limit participation to 1 - 2 members per lab in order to allow more labs to participate.

Workshops 1 & 2 - Longitudinal Modelling Preconference Workshop

Please note, delegates interested in attending both longitudinal modelling sessions must register for both

Organizer: Dr. Ethan McCormick

Workshop Description: The longitudinal modeling preconference workshop will equip early-career investigators with a foundation in longitudinal model topics and provide additional training for more-experienced researchers who have a base of knowledge but are looking to hone their skills further. Registration for the sessions will be filled separately, and prospective attendees can indicate their interests in one or both sessions when submitting their interest form. The morning session will be limited to 75 slots, and the afternoon limited to 50 slots to facilitate opportunities for open-ended discussion and questions.

Workshop 1:  Longitudinal Modelling

Morning Session 9:00am – 12:00pm

During the morning session (9:00 – noon), we will cover the basics of longitudinal analyses, including an introduction to the major analytic frameworks commonly used in developmental cognitive neuroscience applications, data organization, and software implementation of common models for change (primarily in R – other software options of interest will be mentioned). This session will be ideal for researchers – especially early-career trainees – who are just getting started with longitudinal data analysis. While attendees are encouraged to bring their own data, example datasets will be made available for attendees as needed.

Cost: $40 per person

Workshop 2: Longitudinal Modelling Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session 1:00pm – 5:00pm

During the afternoon session (13:00 – 17:00), we will peel back the often-opaque layer of equations and jargon common to the methodological literature to delve into several advanced topics related to longitudinal modeling. The goal of the session is to highlight several recent developments in longitudinal modeling that are unfamiliar to the majority of applied users, but may be of significant interest for formulating new theoretical questions or avoiding various pitfalls. Topics in this session will include methods for predicting future outcomes, novel parameter transformations, issues with including various time-varying covariates, and others as time allows.

Cost: $40 per person

Workshop 3 - Framing the Developmental Neuroscience of Adolescence

Organizer: Meghan Forder

Afternoon Session 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A workshop presented by members of the UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent and FrameWorks Institute on how we can more effectively communicate the neuroscience of adolescent development to promote understanding, and to help influence programs, policies, and legislation in ways that can positively impact youth.

Cost: $40 per person