The Gordon Research Seminar on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms 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.
Disorders of heart rhythm are leading causes of sudden death and stroke. Recent progress in elucidating molecular, cellular, and systems level mechanisms have promoted new concepts that are inspiring more effective treatment strategies. The 2021 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms will emphasize the multiscale nature of current challenges in understanding arrhythmia biology, and highlight emerging multidisciplinary investigational and therapeutic approaches in this important field.
The meeting provides a forum and fosters the development of trainees in focused discussions on the latest discoveries in cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms. Trainees will present their research findings, as well as in a panel discussion with mentors on matters of career pathways and professional development.
Highlights of the 2021 conference will include new applications of cutting edge technologies, genetic and genomic mechanisms, complex mechanisms regulating heart rhythm, and the future trajectory of antiarrhythmic therapies. Speakers/discussion leaders will be selected to present cutting-edge work that is mostly unpublished. Poster sessions will provide additional opportunity for collegial interactions.
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 12, 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.