This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 Heterocyclic Compounds GRC, established in 1964, is one of the longest running Gordon Research Conferences and due to its popularity is always over-subscribed. This annual meeting continues a long-standing tradition of gathering together young scientists, established academics, experienced government researchers and industrial experts from across the planet to engage in a week long discussion of largely unpublished work. The setting is informal and limited to 200 attendees to maximize opportunities for social interactions with fellow conferees outside the scheduled lectures, and includes multiple poster sessions, a GRC-sponsored Power Hour and a wine tasting event held on the last evening of the conference.
Heterocycles are of immense importance to mankind, as they are found in the majority of marketed pharmaceutical agents, agricultural products, and in many types of consumer and industrially important materials. They are key components for communication in the natural world, and many isolated natural product heterocycles are the inspiration for countless research directions for the good of humanity.
The 2020 conference will offering a scientific program highlighting contemporary topics in the synthesis and applications of heterocyclic compounds presented by scientists ranging from renowned international experts to pre-tenure academics and researchers from primarily undergraduate institutions. Lectures will include topics covering the latest developments in new reaction strategies for the synthesis of heterocycles and their applications in total synthesis, advances in front-line laboratory synthesis technologies, innovations using heterocycles in molecular biology, and translation of ideas into practical outcomes in both medicinal chemistry and process development research programs.
Poster Sessions: A significant element of the conference is the sharing of research findings in poster sessions, which provides an opportunity for all conference participants to make connections with others having similar research interests. Poster presenters will therefore be given preference for acceptance into the meeting, and scientists from groups under-represented in the scientific community are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition, several speakers will be selected from the pool of submitted poster abstracts received by May 15th 2020 to present "Short Talks" on their research during the week.