This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
Declining fertility in humans together with unknown causes of reproductive disease, effects of environmental stressors, and threats to survival of endangered species, all call for the continual advancements in reproductive biology research. This trainee-led seminar will provide a unique forum for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and veterinary and medical residents/fellows to discuss their recent discoveries, cutting-edge technologies, and vision for the future while presenting original work pertinent to mammalian reproduction. This multi-disciplinary seminar welcomes research spanning from gamete development to parturition, including novel studies describing reproductive disease, fertility preservation, environmental trans-generational effects, and innovative contraceptive strategies. Trainees will have opportunities to network, collaborate, and receive insight from successful senior investigators offering inspiration in the pursuit of scientific careers amid the rapidly changing scientific culture.
Young researchers attending this Gordon Research Seminar have the valuable opportunity, and are strongly encouraged, to also attend the associated Gordon Research Conference. Furthermore, financial support may be available for selected presenters and/or exceptional attendees from abroad. Please contact the organizers for more details.
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 May 8, 2020. 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.