The Gordon Research Seminar on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Related Motor Neuron Diseases 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. This is great opportunity to connect and interact with peers in a quickly expanding field.
The main goal of this inaugural seminar is to provide an enriching environment for trainees to exchange ideas, present unpublished data and receive feedback, and network in the expanding field of motor neuron disease biology. Our focus is to attract a diverse group of trainees that includes not only neuroscientists but also RNA biologists, basic cellular biologists, biophysicists, and others. The GRS format is unique and inherently collaborative. Formal talks and discussions will only take place during the two science sessions per day, with time set aside specifically for poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by presenting a poster or giving an oral presentation, which will be selected from the abstracts. In addition, the GRS attendees will have the distinctive opportunity to interact with a select panel of established scientists and other non-academic scientists during an organized career panel session on Sunday, July 21st.
The seminar 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 seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 20, 2019. 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 Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.