Applications for this meeting must be submitted by February 18, 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.
Autophagy is a fundamental biological process that impacts nearly all facets of human health, including a number of age-related diseases, such as neurodegeneration, cancer, infection and immunity, inflammation and allergy, metabolic diseases and diabetes, muscle atrophy, as well as the aging process itself. The growing realization of the broad impact of autophagy in human health is in part the result of vigorous scientific exchange facilitated by previous Gordon Research Conferences on autophagy. The 2018 GRC meeting on autophagy will be instrumental in communicating the newest molecular insights of the role and regulation of autophagy in aging and age-related disorders, with the goal of facilitating translation of the presently acquired knowledge into drugs and novel treatments for such diseases.
This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Autophagy in Stress, Development & Disease" 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.
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 July 1, 2017. Please check back for updates.
Keynote Session: Lysosome Biology
Lysosomes: The Final Destination for the Autophagosome
Basic Mechanisms of Autophagosome Formation
Basic Biology of Autophagy
Inflammation and Immunity
Autophagy in Aging