The Bones and Teeth Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) - "Advances in the Understanding of Bone And Cartilage Development" will take place on July 11-12, 2009 at the University of New England. The GRS is to be held on the Saturday and Sunday preceding the 2009 Bones and Teeth Gordon Research Conference - and attendees of this conference are encouraged to attend both meetings. Please note there are separate application/registration processes for the two meetings.
The GRS is open to young scientists (graduate students and post-doctoral researchers) and will provide a unique forum for participants to present and exchange new data and ideas. The focus of this GRS will be on recent advances in understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating bone cell differentiation and development of the skeletal system. All oral presentations will be chosen from submitted abstracts and given by student or post-doc participants. The Saturday afternoon session will be led by Dr. Jack Martin of the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Sunday morning session will be led by Dr. Pamela Robey of the NIH (and the 2007 GRC Chair). The 2009 GRC Chair, Dr. Brendan Boyce and Vice-Chair, Dr. Bjorn Olsen will also attend. This GRS will provide an outstanding opportunity for trainees to present their work, receive constructive feedback, network with other trainees in the field and facilitate future collaborations. The GRS will also prepare students for the general meeting and create an atmosphere more conducive to higher levels of student participation and leadership throughout the subsequent Bones and Teeth GRC.