The Gordon Research Seminar on Lymphatics 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.
The 2020 Lymphatics GRS will focus on the role of the lymphatic system in health and disease with an emphasis on neglected lymphatic diseases. We will cover the topics of development, remodeling and maintenance of lymphatic vessels as well as parasite-/pathogen-host interaction in physiological and pathophysiological conditions including lymphedema, lipedema, infection, auto-immunity, rare diseases, as well as neglected tropical lymphatic diseases such as filariasis. This meeting will shine a light on these aspects of lymphatic research from a multi-disciplinary perspective including natural science, computer science and engineering, and human medicine.
The 2020 Lymphatics GRS intends to cross borders between different disciplines to understand and broaden our knowledge on poorly understood and neglected lymphatic diseases, and also aims to broaden the spectrum of participants. We strongly encourage young researchers from all countries and disciplines to contribute to this meeting.
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 November 29, 2019. 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.