This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
The 2020 Cardiac Regulatory Mechanisms Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) is a two-day meeting aimed at bringing together a diverse group of cardiac scientists at early stages in their career. The GRS provides a unique forum for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young investigators from around the world to present and exchange new data and novel ideas in the cardiovascular field.
The goal of the 2020 GRS meeting is to provide an inclusive and stimulating setting for junior scientists to present and discuss unpublished work, network with peers, and develop collaborations. By covering a wide range of concepts and techniques, this meeting will provide and encourage an interdisciplinary framework for investigating cardiac physiology and disease. Topics will include: regulation of cardiovascular development and reprogramming, ion channels, calcium signaling, myocardial repair and regeneration, epigenetics, metabolism, myocyte/non-myocyte interactions in the heart, and the use of genome-wide data.
The 2020 GRS will feature a keynote talk presented by Prof. Johannes Backs, M.D. from the Heidelberg University Hospital. Prof. Backs' research focuses on how stressors, including neurohormonal activation, metabolic dysregulation, and inflammation, contribute to epigenetic regulation of cardiac disease. Prof. Backs is a well-established scientist whose achievements have been recognized by the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology. He will be available for questions and discussion throughout both the GRS and GRC programs.
In addition to outstanding poster and oral presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from a career mentoring panel. The panel will include: established investigators, as well as new investigators whom have recently started an independent lab, and representatives from other scientific career paths. The panel discussion will focus on: strategic career planning for the modern day scientist, scientific careers in academia, industry, and beyond, and how to translate basic science into medical advances.
We thank everyone for their assistance with organizing what we anticipate to be an outstanding conference, and look forward to seeing everyone in June 2020.
Christopher and Arica