The Gordon Research Seminar on Assisted Circulation 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 translational focus of the seminar emphasizes the existing interdisciplinary gap between bench-top engineering research and the widespread clinical adoption of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) technology. The overarching goal of the meeting is to broaden and optimize MCS technology for women, children, patients in developing countries, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and ambulatory heart failure patients. The major scientific emphasis is to present research and foster discussion on (1) Basic science research that could inspire device design, (2) Novel engineering and clinical developments intended to broaden and optimize MCS application, (3) Clinical and health economics strategies aimed at augmenting the public health impact of MCS.
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 February 28, 2021. 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.