This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 GRC/GRS on Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health and Disease is subtitled "Understanding Endothelial Cell Diversity: Regulation and Regenerative Potential". The unique feature of this meeting is its focus on the endothelial cell compartment of the vasculature, and the inherent heterogeneity within this compartment, because it is crucial for blood and lymphatic vessel development, function and regeneration. The conference will bring together researchers who study different aspects of blood or lymphatic endothelial cell heterogeneity to better understand fundamental mechanisms of vascular specialization and to determine the role of endothelial cell phenotypes in maintaining health and enabling regeneration. The conference will include scientists who study the molecular regulation of endothelial cell heterogeneity as well as vascular disease to catalyze the cross-discipline communication that is necessary to develop effective clinical therapies.