This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
Our vision for this 2020 GRC on Membrane Transporter Proteins is to link molecular and mechanistic insights on clinically important membrane transporters, including carriers, ion channels and pumps, to physiological function and disease-related malfunction. Sessions will include emerging research on transporter structure, computational and biophysical approaches, including single-molecule techniques, to tackle questions about the trafficking and functioning of these proteins in health and disease.
The unique format of this 5-day conference is designed to maximize productive interaction and discussion between scientists. First, the chairs select attendees from the pool of applicants in order to ensure the very highest caliber of participants, and the attendance is capped at 200. Second, the meetings are held at small, non-urban and fairly isolated locations to minimize distractions and transportation issues. Third, only unpublished research at the absolute frontier of knowledge is presented (both orally and in poster sessions), with an emphasis on extended discussion. To promote the discussion of cutting-edge research, Gordon Research Conferences are officially "off-the-record", and ample time is provided between sessions for informal discussions with fellow attendees and socializing.