The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Parkinson's Disease is a two-day meeting immediately preceding the main Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and brings together trainee scientists (graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience) across neuroscience disciplines and from varied backgrounds and positions around the common theme of Parkinson's disease research. This meeting will focus on creating connections across disciplines, between scientists from academic, government, and industry research groups. Although research interests are diverse at the Gordon Research Seminar, the intersecting research fields between young scientists and their mutual interest to advance medical research and understand the underlying disease processes brings together the best young scientists in the world. This conference is an important opportunity for graduate and post-doctoral trainees to interact and present their research at a cutting-edge conference in the field.
The 2019 GRS will be composed of trainee platforms, poster presentations, a Keynote presentation, and a career panel encompassing multiple sectors of the PD field (academia, industry, granting agencies, scientific journals, foundations). The scientific focus of this meeting will be to encompass novel etiological factors driving PD, pathological mechanisms of PD, and therapeutic interventions.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 22, 2019. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.