We wish to welcome you, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career investigators, to the first ever Gordon Research Seminar on IGF and Insulin System in Physiology and Disease. We invite you to this stimulating environment to exchange new ideas, learn about cutting-edge science and engage with colleagues from around the world. More importantly, the line-up of scientific talks will be spearheaded by our own young investigators, who are intimately involved in this research. Please share your exciting and innovative unpublished research on IGF and Insulin System in Physiology and Disease, as it pertains to basic and clinical research in metabolism, cancer and disease, aging, and healthy living. Our goal is to impart you with new knowledge, establish new collaborations and form life-long friendships. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!