The 2021 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Alcohol-Induced End Organ Diseases will provide a unique forum to bring together a diverse range of young and established scientists who are studying alcohol-related organ damage. This Gordon Research Conference exclusively addresses alcohol-induced end organ disorders and will cover a broad range of studies at the molecular, cellular, systems and organismal level, with particular emphasis on translational and therapeutic approaches.
This GRC will 1) provide an international forum that promotes open discussion of cutting edge research at the forefront of alcohol-induced tissue injury, 2) foster the development of the next generation of investigators to study alcohol-induced organ damage, 3) promote interaction between young and senior investigators, 4) facilitate the exchange of ideas that will shape the future directions of the alcohol and tissue injury community and 5) introduce breakthrough techniques that facilitate the understanding of mechanisms driving alcohol-induced tissue injury. This conference will address questions centered on the basic mechanisms that contribute to alcohol-induced organ damage, translational studies and therapeutic opportunities for patients with alcohol-associated organ damage.
The format will provide ample time for formal and informal discussions and emphasize the presentation of unpublished data, thus ensuring that the newest and most exciting developments in the field are discussed. Poster presentations will take place on each day of the meeting, allowing for widespread participation of conference attendees at all career stages. Speakers will also be selected from submitted abstracts for "late-breaking topic" talks by young investigators. Participation by young investigators will be strongly encouraged.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Keynote Session: Hepatic Inflammation and Genetics of Fatty Liver Disease
- Alcohol and the Metabolic Syndrome
- Alcohol and Lifespan
- Microbiome and Intestine-Derived Molecules
- Immunity and Infections: Implications for Diseases Associated with Alcohol
- Alcohol-Mediated Changes in Organ Metabolism
- Cancer Stem Cells and Alcohol-Associated Cancer
- Discovery of Mechanism-Based Biomarkers
- Therapeutic Concepts for Alcohol-Associated Organ Diseases