The Central Nervous System Injury and Repair 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.
This Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on “Central Nervous System Injury and Repair”, together with the accompanying Gordon Research Conference (GRC), provides a forum for early career investigators to exchange the most exciting and cutting-edge scientific data and novel ideas in the rapidly advancing fields of injury, regeneration, and repair of the central nervous system (CNS), with particular emphasis on spinal cord injury.
This GRS will foster collaboration, stimulate scientific creativity, and help early-career investigators (including researchers and trainees from undergraduate to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early assistant professors), to expand their networks alongside peers with shared interests and diverse experiences. Over the two days of the seminar, this meeting will be held in an intimate, intellectually stimulating setting to discuss the most current and innovative topics of CNS injury and repair during the poster session as well as with selected talks from the participants. We greatly encourage the attendance of early career scientists with an interest in CNS injury and repair for both the GRS as well as the accompanying GRC.
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 April 2, 2023. 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.