The 2019 Medicinal Chemistry Gordon Research Conference will feature talks on the cutting edge of the discipline that include new innovations, technologies and compounds that advance the science. Janeta Popovici-Muller of Decibel Therapeutics will be responsible for the scientific program; please see the planned topic areas below and contact the Chairs if you would like to submit a talk proposal. The program of speakers will be developed between August and November, 2018.
In addition to the general scientific sessions the conference will culminate with a "Late-Breaking Topics" session organized by Matthew Volgraf of Genentech. This session comprises late-breaking results on important clinical candidates across therapeutic areas. Finally, the conference will wrap up on Thursday evening with the Keynote address organized by the Chair.
We strongly encourage attendees to submit poster presentations on any aspect of Medicinal Chemistry. These poster sessions have been an essential outlet for thoughtful discussion and interaction among the conferees. This year, the poster sessions will be organized by Michael Ellis of Celgene.
This conference is typically full by early May. We encourage application by April 1st and the submission of any poster abstracts by April 15th to facilitate the admissions process.
The 2019 Medicinal Chemistry GRC will continue a tradition of outstanding science presented in a relaxed atmosphere offering a variety of social activities. Vice-Chair Elect Cynthia Parrish of GlaxoSmithKline will organize social events for the week including hikes of Mt. Kearsarge and Mt. Cardigan, the Philbrick-Cricenti bog walk, frisbee golf, volleyball, softball, soccer, a golf scramble and a charity poker tournament.
We look forward to yet another outstanding conference in 2019 and on behalf of myself, the Vice Chair and the Vice-Chair elect, we welcome your application and particularly encourage the application from those of diverse scientific backgrounds.
Thank you for your interest in the Medicinal Chemistry Gordon Research Conference.
Chair, 2019 Medicinal Chemistry GRC
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 October 15, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- Recent Advances in Screening Approaches to Lead Identification
- The Role of Residence Time in Drug Design
- Human Dose Prediction Case Studies
- Medicinal Chemistry Approaches Targeting Hepatitis B
- Targeting Cellular Stress Response in Cancer
- Novel Approaches to Intracellular Drug Delivery and Tissue Targeting
- Synthesis Applications in Drug Discovery
- Late-Breaking Topics: First Disclosures of Clinical Candidates
- Keynote Session: Exploring the Future of Drug Discovery