This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 Glycosphingolipid and Sphingolipid GRC will provide a holistic approach to glycosphingolipid (GSL) and sphingolipid (SL) biology by having thematic sessions where, for example, a lipid class relevant to the community is discussed in depth. Individual sessions will have talks relating to biophysics, biochemistry, cell biology and relevance to disease/therapy in one cohesive session. The aim is to take a more integrated approach and create the space for in-depth discussions to advance the field. This will also help make the topics more accessible to newcomers to the field and to the GRS participants. Gender equality is also a primary aim and we will include a balance of talks from investigators spanning all career stages and those from outside the field who have recently become interested in this area through novel developments in their research. This will give a dynamic, vibrant and cross-generational feel to the meeting with the showcasing of female role models from all career stages.