This conference has been withdrawn from the 2021 conference schedule.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the GRC Board of Trustees and staff have been assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on our 2021 conference season. As always, our priority is to support and preserve our conference communities and their health and safety while continuing GRC's 90-year tradition of advancing the frontiers of science. In light of the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the GRC Board of Trustees surveyed your conference chair(s) to determine their preference to postpone the meeting to 2023 or reschedule to a date later in the 2021 season. Per the chair's request, the Board has deferred the meeting and removed it from the 2021 schedule. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope you will be able to attend this conference in 2023.
The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Tropical Infectious Diseases is a unique forum for young scientists to receive mentoring, develop networking skills and exchange their data and cutting-edge ideas on basic and translational research in tropical infectious diseases.
We encourage scientists, specially from endemic disease countries, to present and share their research and ideas with their peers and to interact closely with selected senior scientist mentors. The emphasis of this edition will include disease-focused sessions highlighting transdisciplinary approaches towards the development of innovative health technologies for the detection, prevention and treatment of tropical infectious and emerging diseases. Young scientists will have the opportunity to showcase their research projects in oral or poster presentations. The GRS will conclude with an interactive, diverse career panel to discuss traditional and non-traditional career options as well as funding options in biomedical research. Additionally, discussions will take place on the importance of effective communication of science as a powerful instrument to avoid the spreading of wrong and misleading information, especially concerning tropical infectious disease treatments. Following the GRS, participants are highly encouraged to apply and attend the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Tropical Infectious Diseases, which will highlight transdisciplinary approaches to advance in tropical infectious diseases health technologies.
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 December 13, 2020. 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.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.