The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Salivary Glands and Exocrine Biology will continue the sequence of multi-disciplinary conferences providing a forum for presentation of cutting-edge unpublished discoveries in the field of exocrine tissue biology. Sessions will include discussions on exocrine gland development and physiology, secretory glycobiology, immunology, autoimmune disease, regeneration and repair, genomics, emerging treatments for exocrinopathies and the latest advanced technologies. Invited speakers for the GRC will include eminent scientists from academia, industry and government. The conference will serve as a venue to promote the work of young scientists through oral and poster presentations. Just prior to the GRC, a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will be held, for presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral associates from a wide variety of laboratories worldwide. We hope to have funds available to defray the registration/travel costs for some selected students and postdoctoral fellows, based on the quality of their submitted abstracts and availability of funds. The overall goals of these two meetings are to disseminate the latest findings, foster scientific exchanges and engender research collaborations in exocrine biology, advancing the field to improve human health.
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 April 30, 2020. Please check back for updates.
- New Therapies for Exocrine Gland Dysfunction
- Genomics and Biomarkers of Exocrine Glands Diseases
- Keynote Session: Resolution of Inflammation
- Keynote Session: Systems Biology and Stem Cells: From Aging to Cancer
- Diseases of the Duct: From Cell Fate to Functionality
- Salivary Protein Secretion and Glycobiology
- The Immune System: Sjögren's Syndrome Pathogenesis
- Salivary Gland Regeneration and Tissue Repair: From Cells to Organs
- Use of Emerging Technologies in Salivary Glands