This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
The 2020 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) "Microbial Toxins and Pathogenicity" and its companion Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will feature research on the fundamental mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis. This biennial international conference is regarded by the microbial pathogenesis community as our premier venue for intellectual exchange. To be held July 12-17 at the Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire, the Conference is led by Chair Heran Darwin, PhD and Vice-chair Mary O'Riordan, PhD. Nine sessions will feature over 30 invited speakers, ranging in career stage, nationality, and discipline. Topics will include bacterial toxins, virulence regulation, pathogen evolution and physiology, and immune detection and responses to invading microbes. Poster sessions will promote extended discussions between colleagues within and across disciplines. To integrate and develop the next generation of scientists in our field, the GRC will be preceded by a GRS. Together the GRS and GRC promise to provide an exceptional forum for a diverse population of scientists to learn about cutting edge discoveries in the field, and consider and challenge the current paradigms, barriers and opportunities to advancing knowledge of molecular mechanisms of microbial infection.
To promote diversity among participants (ethnic diversity; inclusion of international participants or participants from smaller schools) a limited number of travel fellowships will be available to attend the meeting. To apply for the fellowship you must first apply and be accepted to the GRC, then apply to the meeting Chair for the fellowship (send CV and short note of how you would contribute to diversity).