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Lymphatics (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Organotypic Formation and Function of Lymphatic Vessels in Health and Disease


March 10-11, 2018


Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy Site Information


Maximilian Nitschke & Maike Frye

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by February 10, 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 10, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The GRS on Lymphatics is set out to create a unique atmosphere for graduate students, post-docs, or other scientists with similar levels of experience and education to facilitate the scientific dialogue. Young scientists present their novel, unpublished data, exchange cutting-edge ideas, and are enabled to ask abundant questions in a supportive environment.

The 2018 Lymphatics GRS will be organized by four chairs whose expertise span across different aspects of lymphatic research, creating a strong team promising to deliver an exciting and fruitful meeting. This meeting will focus on new advances in the formation and function of the lymphatic system in health and disease. We will cover the themes of organotypic origins of lymphatic endothelial cells, differences and similarities in formation and maintenance of lymphatic vascular beds and the role of lymphatic vasculature in physiological and pathophysiological processes in metabolism, immunity, cancer, and lymphatic diseases such as lymphedema. The program will be opened by a keynote lecture of leading scientist in the field who is chosen for their contribution to the field as well as their dedication to act as a mentor to discuss and give expert advice throughout the entire GRS and GRC will be opening the program. The GRS will be concluded with a methodology session, where novel and state-of-the-art methods will be introduced and the participants can exchange practical tips and tricks from their everyday laboratory work.

The small and more intimate setting of the GRS will help young researchers to network, discuss ideas, and nourish the lymphatic community of the future.

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 10, 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: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Dinner: 8:00 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 "Lymphatics" 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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