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Hemostasis
Gordon Research Conference

Defining the Interactions Between Blood, Cells, and Vessels in Hemostasis and Disease

Dates

July 29 - August 3, 2018

Location

Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley, NH Site Information

Organizers

Chair:
Alisa S. Wolberg

Vice Chairs:
Sidney W. Whiteheart & Alan E. Mast

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 1, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

First organized by hemostasis pioneers Earl W. Davie and Oscar Ratnoff in 1973, the Hemostasis Gordon Research Conference (GRC) is considered the premiere small-format scientific meeting on the topics of blood coagulation, platelet biology, anticoagulant pathways, and associated diseases. The Hemostasis GRC brings together a community of scientists interested in the biology, biochemistry, and genetics of platelets and coagulation proteins; physicians involved in the treatment of bleeding and thrombotic diseases; and investigators from small and large pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies developing new therapeutics and diagnostics for disorders of the hemostatic system. Topics include novel and emerging aspects of hemostasis and thrombosis, as well as newly-identified roles for coagulation proteins, cells, and biophysical mechanisms in human disease.

The 2018 Hemostasis GRC will be held July 29-Aug 3 at the Waterville Valley Conference Center, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. The conference site provides a comfortable and inviting location for all participants, including a spacious conference center surrounded by the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The conference center has ~15,000 square feet of flexible, highly-functional space. Numerous recreational activities are available to participants including biking, hiking, golf, tennis, boating, swimming, scenic chair lift ride, and the Waterville Valley Recreation Center. Waterville Valley is only two hours north of Boston, making travel to and from this location convenient for attendees from the United States, Canada, and abroad. All accommodations are accessible to people with disabilities.

A primary goal of the conference is for every attendee to participate as a speaker, discussion leader, or poster presenter. All applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at one of the four scheduled poster sessions and consideration for an oral presentation at the Late-Breaking Topics session. Poster sessions are always well attended and provide a dedicated and highly-interactive forum for conversations among junior and senior investigators in the field. Afternoons are open for informal discussion among attendees, as well as leisure activities that enhance interactions, intellectual exchange, and foster new collaborations – a traditional and unique component of the Hemostasis GRC.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Hemostasis" 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.

Contributors

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Enzyme Research Laboratories
Green Mountain Antibodies
Hart Innovations Ltd

Session Titles

The Conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by November 15, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Initiating Events in Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Contributions from the Blood and Vasculature
  • Molecular Interactions Between Blood and Platelets
  • Cellular Contributions to Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Advanced Models of Coagulation
  • New and Emerging Therapeutic Targets
  • Late-Breaking Topics in Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Coagulation Mechanisms Beyond Hemostasis
  • Keynote Session: Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Today and Tomorrow
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