The Salivary Glands and Exocrine Biology GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
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Biology will continue the sequence of multi-disciplinary conferences providing a forum for presentation of cutting-edge unpublished discoveries in the field of exocrine tissue biology.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.
The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include 9 sessions and the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Keynote Session: Systems Biology and Stem Cells: From Aging to Cancer
- Virus Infection of the Salivary Glands
- Salivary Protein Secretion and Glycobiology
- The Immune System: Sjögren’s Disease Pathogenesis
- Salivary Gland Regeneration and Tissue Repair: From Cells to Organs
- Use of Emerging Technologies in Salivary Glands
- Advances in the Clinic: New Therapies for Exocrine Gland Dysfunction
- Genomics and Biomarkers of Exocrine Gland Diseases
- Keynote Session: Resolution of Inflammation