The Gordon Research Seminar will be held the day prior to the GRC and provides a unique forum for graduate students, postgraduate students and scientists to present their work to discuss cutting edge aspects of their research and build collaborative relationships with their colleagues in the field of mechanically assisted circulation. The seminar begins with a keynote addressed by a senior scientist followed by selected young investigator presentations based upon their original research followed by peer-facilitated discussions and commentary by senior mentors.
The motto of the seminar is 'Hic Sunt Leones,' which was used in the past to indicate uncharted geographical territories; here it recalls the need to explore new research areas in the field of mechanically assisted circulation. The scientific focus of the meeting is to present novel research and foster discussion about the development and engineering of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices, as well as all aspects of clinical management of patients who require them. From a variety of voices, including those of engineers, clinical providers, and LVAD specialists, we will discuss a broad range of topics charting the future of MCS, from LVAD design and materials to impact on physiology to modifications geared towards minimizing clinical complications.
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 March 8, 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.