This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 inaugural Systems Aging Gordon Research Conference (GRC) will be held at Mount Snow (West Dover, Vermont, USA) on May 31 - June 5, 2020. The conference program is set around the theme of "Systemic Processes, Omics Approaches and Biomarkers in Aging". Aging is a complex and multifactorial process characterized by decreased function that is thought to be a side-effect of metabolism. Until recently, quantification of this process was not possible, but everything has changed several years ago, when the first reliable aging biomarkers and other innovative tools have been developed. Since then, the field has expanded, with many exciting advances involving quantitative and whole-organismal approaches to aging and age-related diseases. This includes the development of robust aging clocks and clinical biomarkers, advances in systemic rejuvenation, comparative and multi-omics approaches, applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence, better understanding of the molecular basis of aging, identification of longevity interventions in model organisms that may soon be translated to humans, and other advances. The talks and posters will accordingly reflect this diversity of this area. We hope Systems Aging meeting will help integrate and cross-pollinate recent advances, while bringing together established and junior scientists in the setting that stimulates thorough discussion and free exchange of ideas. The program will include speakers from diverse fields who are united in their pursuit of pioneering aging research. Additional talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. The 2020 Systems Biology GRC will set the stage for subsequent meetings and future development of this field, with the idea to ultimately help delay and reverse aging and age-related pathology.