This conference has been rescheduled to 2021
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 from the 2020 schedule and reschedule it to 2021. The 2021 conference will take place August 8-13, 2021 at Colby-Sawyer College, NH. 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 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. Cindy Parrish of GlaxoSmithKline 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 September and October 2019.
In addition to the general scientific sessions the conference will culminate with a "Late-Breaking Topics" session organized by Erin DiMauro of Merck. 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 Matt Bourbeau of Amgen.
This conference is typically full by early May. We encourage applications by April 1st and the submission of any poster abstracts by April 15th to facilitate the admissions process.
The 2020 Medicinal Chemistry GRC will continue a tradition of outstanding science presented in a relaxed atmosphere offering a variety of social activities. Vice-Chair Elect Mike Ellis of Celgene 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 2020 and on behalf of myself, the Vice Chair and the Vice-Chair Elect, we welcome your application and particularly encourage applications from those of diverse backgrounds and scientific perspectives.
Thank you for your interest in the Medicinal Chemistry Gordon Research Conference.
Chair, 2020 Medicinal Chemistry GRC