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Hormone-Dependent Cancers (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Mechanisms of Drug Resistance and Innovative Therapeutic Strategies


August 5-6, 2017


Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Newry, ME Site Information


Jenny G. Parvani & Alicia M. Blessing

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 8, 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 5, 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 Hormone-Dependent Cancers is a 2-day conference that is specifically geared towards supporting graduate students, postdocs, and other scientists with comparable levels of education. This meeting enables trainees the ability to share their research, freely ask questions and engage their peers, and meet leaders within their field.

The focus of this meeting is twofold: to understand the basic mechanisms of drug resistance across breast (all subtypes), prostate, ovarian, and other hormone-dependent cancers, and to highlight innovative therapeutic strategies that could offer additional and alternative therapeutic options for these diseases. In this unique forum, participants are able to a) present unpublished data in a friendly and safe environment that will foster scientific discussions and collaborations b) focus on career development via a keynote presentation and diverse career panel consisting of various leaders from academia, industry, and other areas and c) engage and network with senior scientists and mentors.

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 5, 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 "Hormone-Dependent Cancers" 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 5, 2017. Please check back for updates.

Keynote Speaker

  • Pepper Schedin (Oregon Health and Science University, USA)


  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

"Career Panel"

  • Nicola Caria (Pfizer, USA)
  • Jessica Monteith (ETHOS Health Communications, Inc., USA)
  • Kristine Sikora (University of Colorado Denver, USA)
  • Matthew Sikora (University of Colorado Denver, USA)
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