Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 22, 2013. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by April 20, 2013. Please refer to the Application Instructions section below for more details (if available).
The Elastin, Elastic Fibers & Microfibrils Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Elastin, Elastic Fibers & Microfibrils Gordon Research Conference
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Please refer to the Elastin, Elastic Fibers & Microfibrils GRC web page for more information.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Elastin, Elastic Fibers & Microfibrils is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to bring together young scientists at the forefront of elastic fiber-related research to discuss ideas among peers and a selected group of established scientific mentors. The latest advances in elastic fiber and microfibril research, including the biology of the elastin-associated matrix, fiber assembly, disease mechanisms, and applications in regenerative medicine will be discussed. There will be strong emphasis on mentoring, including a panel discussion about finding a job in elastic fiber-related research and ample opportunities for networking. The following sessions are planned:
- Elastic Fibers - Past and Future
- Panel Discussion: "Where to find a job and how to be successful in it"
- Elastin Associated Proteins and Microfibrils
- Elastin, Elastic fibers and Microfibrils in Regenerative Medicine
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 20, 2013. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Elastic Fibers - Past and Future|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Keynote Speaker: Elaine Davis (McGill, Montreal, Canada)|
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Elastin|
|Discussion Leaders: Robert Mecham (Washington University, Seattle, USA) and Kristin Kumashiro (University of Hawai, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||TBA (Junior Speaker)|
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||TBA (Junior Speaker)|
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||TBA (Junior Speaker)|
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||TBA (Junior Speaker)|
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Panel Discussion: "Where to find a job and how to be successful in it"|
|Abhay Pandit (NUI Galway, Ireland), Tony Weiss (Sydney, Australia), Frank Fischer (Beiersdorf AG, Germany), Todd McDevitt (Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA)
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Elastin Associated Proteins and Microfibrils|
|Discussion Leaders: Brigida Bochicchio (University of Basilicata, Italy) and Hiromi Yanasigawa (UTSW, USA)
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||TBA (Junior Speaker)|
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||TBA (Junior Speaker)|
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Elastin, Elastic fibers and Microfibrils in Regenerative Medicine|
|Discussion Leaders: Rich Pierce (Washington University Saint Louis, USA) and Gerhard Sengle (Germany)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||TBA (Junior Speaker)|
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||TBA (Junior Speaker)|
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL1120348-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Last Updated: December 6, 2012