Consortium on Individual Development


19 - 21 April 2018

Fourth SAB meeting, CID symposium and first CID retreat

It is time for our fourth CID symposium! And we are honoured that four members of our Scientific Advisory Board will join us: Jay Belsky (Davis, USA), BJ Casey (New York, USA), Mark Johnson (London, UK), and Nick Martin (Queensland, Australia). Everyone interested or involved in CID is more than welcome to join. The first three editions of our symposium were good for around 100 participants and we hope for just as a successful edition this year.

We are aiming at an interactive program with inspiring talks and discussions on a wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from genetics all the way to ethical aspects of DNA research. There will also be plenty of time to meet all our experts during lunch and our concluding high tea.

On 19 and 20 April 2018 the next Scientific Advisory Board meeting and CID symposium will take place. Furthermore, following the CID symposium on 20 April, CID PIs and researchers will enjoy our first CID retreat. The preliminary programme is as follows:


Thursday 19 April 2018

12:30-21.00        Scientific Advisory Board meeting with Steering Committee, including dinner


Friday 20 April 2018, Paushuize Utrecht

9.30-10.00           Welcome and registration

10.00-11.00        Postdoc presentations and panel discussion

Discussants: Susan Branje and René Kager

11.00-12.00        Postdoc presentations and panel discussion

Discussants: Nick Martin and Jay Belsky

12.00-13.30        Lunch (partly organized lunch rotations with SAB members/PIs)

13.30-14.15        Ethical aspects of DNA research

Roel Wouters

14.15-15.15        Postdoc presentations and panel discussion

Discussants: BJ Casey and Mark Johnson

15.15                     High tea

16.30                     CID retreat for PIs and CID researchers

Bus transfer to Hotel Woudschoten, Zeist

17.00                     Check-in Hotel Woudschoten

18.00                     Welcome drinks & dinner

20.30                     Cabaret performance | Neil Robinson

21.30                     Drinks


Saturday 21 April 2018, Woudschoten Zeist

8.00                       Breakfast

9.00-10.00           Successful in science in 2018: what does it take and how to get there

Meet-the-expert on application

10.00-10.30        Break

10.30-12.00        Workshop Business flirting and

Ethics ‘Lagerhuis’

12.00-13.00        Lunch

13.00                     Bus transfer to Utrecht Central Station