This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 on Liquid Biopsy for Cancer brings together graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early-career investigators with a focus on cutting edge research and innovative technologies.
The seminar will promote an interactive and collaborative scientific environment, with opportunities to present and to discuss unpublished data on a broad range of liquid biopsy-related topics that span basic, translational, and clinical cancer research. To promote a scientifically diverse meeting, we encourage abstract submissions from a wide range of cancer-related topics that incorporate circulating tumor cells, cfDNA, extracellular vesicles, and other biological fluid components for biomarker discovery and basic research.
We envision that the GRS Liquid Biopsy for Cancer will be an open forum where early career scientists are encouraged to discuss ongoing challenges, new opportunities and emerging paradigms in using liquid biopsy to investigate any and all aspects of tumor biology. In addition, the meeting will include a professional development session, with a panel of scientists from a variety of science career paths.
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 March 20, 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.