This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian Reproduction will be held at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, from August 9-14, 2020. This conference will feature the most recent scientific advances from across the spectrum of reproductive biology, to include gametogenesis, endocrine function, ovarian and testis biology, uterine function, placentation, developmental biology of the male and female reproductive tracts, and parturition. The science will highlight basic, translational, and clinical research that brings attention to the reproductive, life-long, and transgenerational health of humans and animals, including agriculturally important species. Work will feature use of in vitro, in vivo, and in silico research models. Scientific sessions will include multidisciplinary talks that center around a common theme, and whose chair will serve as a discussion leader that will promote interactive dialogue from the audience, with special consideration for supporting and encouraging trainee participation. Short talks selected from submitted abstracts will be presented, with an emphasis on junior investigators and trainees. All attendees are encouraged to participate in the "Power Hour", an informal, discussion-based gathering that addresses the challenges faced by women and all scientists at various stages of their careers. By incorporating group meals, unscheduled afternoons, and a fun social program, the GRC on Mammalian Reproduction offers unique opportunities for networking and scientific interactions among researchers of diverse and multi-disciplinary backgrounds who are at all stages of their careers.
Immediately preceding the GRC will be the Gordon Research Seminar, a unique forum organized by and designed for graduate students, postdocs, and other early stage scientists. The 2020 GRS on Mammalian Reproduction will offers a unique opportunity for future leaders of the field to plan, run, and present within a forum focused on their work. Trainees are encouraged to attend both the GRC and GRS.
Oral Presentations Selected from Abstracts: To be considered for an oral presentation, please submit abstracts no later than Friday May 8, 2020. Abstracts should be up to 300 words with a descriptive title, include the full names of authors, affiliations for each author, and should consist of new, unpublished data that has not been presented at other scientific conferences. Please indicate the presenting author with underlined font, and do not include figures or tables.