Friday, August 21, 2015

Translating Lung Biology to Respiratory Medicine

August 16-21, 2015
Proctor Academy
Andover, NH

Chair: Thomas Mariani

Thomas Mariani is a LungMAP investigator working with the Human Tissue Core at University of Rochester Medical Center.

Vice Chairs: Andreas Guenther & Jason Rock

The 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Lung Development, Injury and Repair will assemble and immerse a group of world-class investigators (and trainees) in translational scientific sessions that simultaneously address basic developmental and homeostatic lung biology mechanisms and their impact upon respiratory health and disease. The theme for the 2015 conference is "Translating Lung Biology to Respiratory Medicine" and will include sessions focused upon facilitating interaction between basic and clinician scientists. By bringing together a diverse and outstanding group of investigators, who will present cutting-edge scientific and technical advances in these related fields, we hope to encourage creative and multidisciplinary approaches necessary for the development of innovative and effective therapies.

Unique features of this conference include the breadth of concepts and mechanisms to be considered, spanning topics from respiratory infections to personalized medicine, with an emphasis upon controversies in the field and future research needs. Exceptional abstracts submissions will be considered for short platform presentations, providing a chance for new investigators to present their research. Furthermore, an associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will be held prior to the GRC. This venue is an outstanding and unique opportunity for a small number of trainees and junior professionals to interact, and to discuss their research, while under the stewardship of senior leaders in the field.

LungMAP Steering Committee Chair and LungMAP Principal Investigator Jeffrey Whitsett will give a presentation on Monday August 17: 

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Jeffrey Whitsett (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA)
"LungMAP: A Molecular Atlas for Lung Development"

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Lung Development, Injury & Repair" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.