The Gordon Research Seminar on Lung Development, Injury and Repair is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas.
Respiration involves a complex interplay of the airway epithelium, alveoli, vasculature and underlying mesenchyme. Lung diseases such as COPD, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis, and pathogens compromise respiration, resulting in a global health and economic burden. This conference aims to highlight in vitro, in vivo, and clinical studies in lung biology and how this knowledge is being translated into the development of new drugs or therapeutic strategies for the treatment of lung disease. In particular, it will provide a platform for trainees in the lung biology field to present cutting-edge research in the areas of lung development, disease and therapeutics. In addition to the scientific sessions, this meeting will offer trainees opportunities to network with peers and will include a mentorship panel to explore career options both within and outside of academia.
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 August 6, 2021. 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.