The Bones and Teeth 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scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages.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.
Bones and teeth are dynamic mineralized tissues that have many developmental and homeostatic similarities. Over the past few years, powerful new approaches have revealed unexpected complexities regarding the sources and differentiation of cells that create and maintain these tissues. The goal of the 2024 Bones and Teeth GRC is to bring together investigators and trainees focused on these areas of research to discuss and evaluate the latest findings. A broad range of areas will be highlighted, including identification of stem and progenitor cells that participate in hard tissue development, maintenance, and disease. We will also discuss recent advances in rare diseases that affect the skeleton, how bones and teeth respond to mechanical loads, and how cells in these tissues communicate under physiological and pathological conditions. Our program will include a diverse set of speakers from all career stages. In addition to the invited presentations, 10-15 short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts. As in the past, this conference will prioritize participation of trainees and promote their interaction with established leaders in the field with the goal of building productive and lasting collaborations.
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 May 3, 2023. Please check back for updates.