The Salivary Glands and Exocrine Biology GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) is a prelude before the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Salivary Glands and Exocrine Biology. This seminar offers a relaxed environment allowing for networking and social interactions between trainees in the field of exocrine biology. The GRS’ informal setting encourages collaborations before the GRC by allowing junior scientists from academia, industry and government opportunities to discuss unpublished research during talks and posters. Our sessions will discuss exocrine gland biology and development, tissue regeneration and bioengineering approaches. Moreover, we will discuss new insights into conditions that affect secretory functions in exocrine glands including but not limited to aging, head and neck radiation treatments and autoimmune diseases. Our speakers come from a diverse pool regarding ethnicity, gender and career stages which will allow career paths discussions in a mentoring panel. Each speaker’s talk will put emphasis on presenting unpublished research findings that push the field forward and focus on clinical applications. The overall goal of this meeting is to disseminate the latest research findings from multiple laboratories across the world, foster scientific exchanges and ignite research collaborations in the area of salivary glands and exocrine biology towards improving knowledge and human health.
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 October 23, 2022. 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.