The 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Lymphatics will bring together leading international scientists and clinicians working across all aspects of lymphatic vessel biology to discuss the latest advances in this exciting and dynamic field. The meeting will feature cutting edge expertise in disciplines including developmental biology, genetics, physiology, immunology, metabolism, mechanotransduction and human disease. The lymphatic vasculature has garnered immense attention over the last decade, fueled by advances in our ability to recognize and manipulate lymphatic vessels, together with discoveries that have illuminated key roles for the lymphatic vasculature in human health and disease. This meeting will serve as a forum to communicate the latest research advances in this field as well as providing the opportunity to build collaborative partnerships between scientists, clinicians, disciplines, industry and philanthropy. Ample opportunities for the presentation of research by early career investigators will be provided. Building on the success of previous years, the 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Lymphatics will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar on Lymphatics, themed "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Lymphatic Function in Neglected Diseases" and organized by Elizabeth Haining and Rene Haegerling. We invite you to join us in Ventura, CA, in March 2020 for the preeminent lymphatic vessel meeting of the year!
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by July 1, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Engineering and Therapeutics for the Lymphatic System
- Lymphatics at the Barriers
- Building the Lymphatic Vasculature
- The Mechanics of Lymphatics, Inside and Out
- Lymphatic Vessel Heterogeneity in the Era of Single Cell Analysis
- Lymphangiogenesis in Overdrive: Inflammation and Cancer
- Metabolism of Lymphatic Endothelial Cells
- Genetics and Pathophysiology of Rare Lymphatic Diseases
- Immune Cell Navigation to and from Lymphatics