This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
Leading experts in synaptic, cellular, and circuit-level neuroscience come together to explore neural network synchronization defects due to genetic and acquired causes, unravel mechanisms of seizure generation, and design future therapies to improve the lives of individuals with epilepsy. The Epilepsy GRC will feature talks using cutting-edge technologies to advance epilepsy research. The program will focus on building a usable framework that embraces the emerging molecular, cellular, and circuit-level complexity underlying neuronal synchronization disorders. Simple models of excitation and inhibition, for example, no longer leverage our growing knowledge of the complexity of synaptic communication, cellular heterogeneity, dense neuronal connectivity, metabolic modulation of brain activity, and how they evolve during brain development. At the 2020 GRC, we will discuss the most recent advances integrating molecular, synaptic, and circuit diversity and consider how expanding our approach to network instability will accelerate the development of new treatments. A dynamic group of speakers will join other participants in talks and poster sessions over four days to help ignite the field with new ideas. The Gordon Conference offers an outstanding networking opportunity to students and senior investigators alike and the organizers are committed to fostering a diverse, welcoming, and safe community. Please join us next year in Spain for this exciting meeting!