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Basal Ganglia (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Advances in Understanding Basal Banglia Circuitry and Function


March 10-11, 2018


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


Arif Hamid & Nick G. Hollon

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 Gordon Research Seminar on Basal Ganglia will provide a unique platform for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to connect and share new, unpublished data and provocative ideas. This seminar is meant to provide a low-pressure environment for pre- and post-doctoral investigators to facilitate a rigorous discussion of the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and theory of basal ganglia. This meeting will additionally provide a career development session, with lively panelists from academia, scientific publishing, biomedical industry and a funding agency.

The meeting will feature 10-12 trainee talks and 2 poster sessions. GRS applicants should submit an abstract, and are expected to participate either by giving an oral presentation or poster presentation. The Chairs will select speakers from submitted abstracts based on novelty of research, quality of data, and clarity of the abstract.

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: 3:30 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 "Basal Ganglia" 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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