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Metals in Medicine
Gordon Research Conference

The Indispensable Role of Metals in Medical Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Beyond


June 24-29, 2018


Proctor Academy
Andover, NH Site Information


Seth M. Cohen & Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo

Vice Chairs:
Edith (Phoebe) P. Glazer & Angela Casini

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 27, 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

Metals in Medicine is a cross-cutting field that incorporates scientific advances in inorganic chemistry, cell and molecular biology, advanced spectroscopy and biophysics, nuclear medicine, medicinal chemistry, clinical medicine, and other disciplines in ways that leverage knowledge of metals to prevent, diagnose, and treat human disease. Recent discoveries in the field have advanced our collective understanding of the role of metals in medicine, bioinorganic chemistry, and imaging technologies, which in turn enhances the potential for the development of metal-based drugs and drugs that act on metallobiological targets.

The objectives of the 2018 Metals in Medicine GRC: The Indispensable Role of Metals in Medical Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Beyond are reflected in the following specific aims: 1) Leverage the properties intrinsic to metals and inorganic materials to develop transformative new chemical and nanoscale entities for use in the diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of disease; 2) Understand the roles of metals in the pathological basis for disease and medical treatments through the development of new systems and optimization of existing technologies; 3) Provide a stimulating and dynamic gathering to engage and inspire young scientists.

Importantly, the program provides a very strong clinical and translational focus for this rapidly developing field. This will be facilitated by the assembly of scientists with expertise ranging from fundamental inorganic principles to clinical application, continuing the development of a strong, collaborative, interdisciplinary community of researchers dedicated to advances in human health. The meeting also provides a unique opportunity for leading researchers and early-stage investigators to discuss their latest research results in an open forum that will foster productive discussions and provide opportunities to create new collaborations.


Gordon Research Conferences
Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sessler Family Charitable Trust

American Chemical Society - Division of Inorganic Chemistry

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.

  • From Chemistry to Clinic
  • Recent Developments in Metallodrugs
  • Inorganic Nanomaterials in Medicine
  • Metal Homeostasis in Health and Disease
  • Metalloglycomics
  • New Agents for Imaging Applications
  • Case Studies in Translational Research
  • Analytical Techniques for Metals in Biological Systems
  • Young Investigator Presentations
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