The Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms GRS 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scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of early career stages.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 two 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 early career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
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 2023 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 long-term objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for junior investigators to engage in focused discussion on the latest discoveries in the field of cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms. The meeting especially fosters the development of trainees as they 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 2023 seminar will include emerging technologies relevant to the field; implications of COVID for cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmia; ionic underpinnings of arrhythmogenesis; and reproducibility, ethics, and transparency in arrhythmia research and therapy. The program includes current and emerging thought leaders in arrhythmia biology, investigators from complementary scientific disciplines, and many early stage investigators with promising careers. 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 November 20, 2022. 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.