The Gordon Research Seminar on Atherosclerosis is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists from different specializations and with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas in the field of atherosclerosis research.
This meeting will focus on recent insights into atherogenesis and underlying mechanisms including innate and adaptive immune responses, perturbed lipid metabolism and clearance, endothelial dysfunction, microbiota in atherosclerosis, new genetic risk factors, non-coding RNAs, and how new therapeutic strategies can be derived from these findings. Dr. Filip Swirski will give a scientific keynote lecture. A special mentorship session focusing on NIH funding opportunities and including insights about the grant writing and reviewing process specifically for new and early career investigators will conclude the meeting.
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 15, 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.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by April 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
Filip Swirski (Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA)
"Systemic Inflammatory Networks in Atherosclerosis"
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Anette Christ (Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn, Germany)
Maarten Hulsmans (Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard University, USA)
Jesse Williams (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Denuja Karunakaran (University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "Insights into Successfully Obtaining Grants"
Natalia Komissarova (Center for Scientific Review, NIH, USA)
Michelle Olive (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, USA)