The Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Disease GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
This GRC will bring together engineers, biologists, and clinicians who study biomechanics in cardiovascular biology and disease. This GRC meeting will significantly broaden and consolidate smaller scale symposium activities in Biomechanics and Cardiovascular Disease that our biomechanics community has held in Europe and North America since 2005. Leaders and diverse groups representing women and underrepresented investigators, from trainees to young and established faculty members, will have opportunities to present and network at the Meeting. Speakers for the Early-Career Investigators Session will be selected from submitted abstracts. In addition, poster sessions will be led by the leaders to feature “Meet the Young Investigators” to facilitate networking. To promote inclusion and diversity and to address the challenges facing women and underrepresented groups in STEM, the GRC Power Hour Session will be led by our rising leader, Dr. Eno Ebong, who will lead the forum.
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. The preliminary program will be available by November 9, 2022. Please check back for updates.