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Lung Development, Injury & Repair (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Resolving Lung Injury - From Causes to Mechanisms to Treatments


August 19-20, 2017


Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH Site Information


Alexandra Noel & Poornima Mahavadi

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 22, 2017. 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 May 19, 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 Lung Development, Injury and Repair is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

This 2017 meeting will focus on new frontiers in pulmonary health and disease, highlighting in vitro, in vivo and clinical studies linking causes and mechanisms which are paving ways for new therapies and treatments. The GRS will also include a mentorship component on the various career opportunities in this research field.

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 May 19, 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 "Lung Development, Injury & Repair" 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.


Preliminary Program Outline

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by June 19, 2017. Please check back for updates.

Keynote Speaker

  • Gisli Jenkins (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)


  • Stephania Cormier (University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA)

Additional Speakers Will Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • Andreas Guenther (Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center, Germany)
  • Susan Guttentag (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Kent Pinkerton (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Jason Rock (University of California, San Francisco, USA)

Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

"Careers Opportunities with a PhD: Academia, Government and Industry"

  • Lois Lehman-McKeeman (Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA)
  • James Kiley (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, USA)
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