This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 Gordon Research Conference on Cell Biology of the Neuron will be held in Waterville Valley, NH, during the week of June 28-July 3, 2020. The meeting will cover the latest developments in fundamental neuronal cell biology, with a focus on transport machinery and structural organization in axons and synapses, mechanisms controlling neuronal shape, size and repair, translation and protein homeostasis as well as neuron-glia interaction and communication. The meeting program will examine these themes by bringing together speakers form diverse fields, background and career states. The agenda reflects a convergence of topics that are timely, influential, and mechanistic for understanding brain development, function, and plasticity at the cellular level. Importantly we will also bring scientists to discuss new technologies that are transforming research capabilities in neuronal cell biology. This meeting will bring together the multiple disciplines required for accelerating discussion and progress in neuronal cell function and for understanding how the unique cell biological properties of neurons may lead to improved strategies for addressing neuronal diseases. The Cell Biology of the Neuron has been a critical venue for bringing together leaders in these fields who approach these questions through different experimental systems.
We aim at attracting neuroscientists interested in axonal transport, neuronal injury and repair, neuron-glia communication, synaptic transmission, protein homeostasis and trafficking, gene regulation and phase transition, RNA metabolism and intracellular transport, and cytoskeleton dynamics. The international list of invitees and presentations from scientists at different stages of their career will make the meeting highly interactive and inspiring for junior scientists. To ensure that the latest and most exciting results are presented, some poster presenters will be selected for short talks.
Our venue fosters informal interactions and information exchange. The Waterville Valley Resort accommodates all participants on-site in a lovely setting where participants will spend free time together. The organizers will strive for strong participation by younger scientists (students, postdocs, new faculty) and underrepresented minorities and women in presentations and discussions.