This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGFs) in Development and Disease takes place biennially in conjunction with the Gordon Research Conference (GRC). It brings together graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to discuss the latest, cutting-edge data, exchange new ideas on future perspectives, and build a career network for the next generation of FGF researchers.
FGFs are important to development, physiologic maintenance, and repair and regeneration in a range of different tissues. Because of this, as well as the range of therapeutic options based on this essential signaling system, FGFs have attracted the attention of international researchers from different disciplines. The 2020 GRS focuses on the role of FGF signaling in development and disease, as well as translational clinical applications and the use of novel technologies in the FGF research. The program will include oral and poster presentations covering the latest science, a career mentorship panel, and networking opportunities. Our aim is to provide an interactive platform for early career researchers to present their ideas and shape the future of the FGF signaling field together.
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 February 9, 2020. 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.