The Gordon Research Seminar on Fragile X and Autism-Related Disorders is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is the convergence and disparities of Fragile X Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders, such as but not limited to, Tuberous Sclerosis, Rett Syndrome, SYNGAP haploinsufficiency, and Angelman syndrome. Through this meeting, we will bring together early stage scientists from multiple fields to discuss and compare mechanisms in ASDs from genetics to human disease, with the goal of fostering new ideas and collaborations that will ultimately advance ASD research.
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 29, 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.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by March 30, 2020. Please check back for updates.
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Pernille Buelow (Emory University, USA)
Troy McDiarmid (University of British Columbia, Canada)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "Career Development Discussion"