The Lung Development, Injury and Repair GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
Proper lung function is paramount to human health, a fact underscored by the COVID pandemic. Aside from respiratory viral infection, there are many other causes for lung diseases, including genetic predisposition, pollutant, allergen, bacterial infection and prematurity. It is well established that the adult lung re-activates developmental programs to repair the lung in response to injury. However, in pathological conditions, dysplastic remodeling sets the foundation for chronic lung diseases. Research is being conducted to comprehensively define the molecular progression of lung development on multiple scales, to draw parallels between lung development and regeneration, and to uncover distinctions between normal repair and dysplastic remodeling. It is exciting time in the study of lung biology. The latest discoveries in the field of Lung Development, Injury and Repair will be presented, debated, and translated into more effective clinical practice at the 2023 Gordon Research Conference.
The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include 9 sessions and the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.