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Myelin (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Coming of Age: Exploring the Development and Function of Myelin Through Time and Space


March 17-18, 2018


Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA Site Information


Andrew V. Caprariello & Jennifer L. Orthmann-Murphy

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by February 17, 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.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by December 17, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Myelin gathers individuals from around the world training to become the next generation of scientists and clinicians dedicated to the study of myelin biology and pathophysiology. The focus of the 2018 Myelin GRS is to highlight the various dimensions through which the study of myelin has "come of age". Progress in understanding the dynamics of myelin development as well as adult remodeling and adaptation has benefited from pioneering technologies that increasingly allow one to visualize the physical structure of myelin with unprecedented resolution and clarity. Exciting progress in the basic science of myelin has opened new possibilities for understanding and treating both acquired and inherited disorders of white matter.

In keeping with the rich history of the Myelin GRS/GRC, we anticipate a highly-interactive and engaging meeting of scientific talks and poster presentations. Though the GRS is designed for junior scientists, it is carefully and deliberately guided by influential leaders in the field who seek to pass on the Myelin Gordon tradition of vibrant, collaborative, and impactful myelin research.

Application Instructions

The meeting 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 Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by December 17, 2017. 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 Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Myelin" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Meeting Program

The Conference Chair is currently developing an outline of the program components for this GRS. This information will be available by July 1, 2017. Please check back for updates.
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