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Gordon Research Conference: Risk and Regulation in a Multi-Toxin Exposure World

7 Nov 2018

Deciphering Biotoxin Production, Cell Mechanisms and Mitigation in a Changing Environment

June 15 - 16, 2019

Website :   https://www.grc.org/mycotoxins-and-phycotoxins-grs-conference/2019/

 

Chairs:   Carol Verheecke-Vaessen and Zacharias J. Smith

Stonehill College

320 Washington Street

Easton, MA, US

 

Application Information

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 18, 2019. 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 March 15, 2019. Please refer to the application instructions in the Conference Description section below for more details (if available).

Conference Description

The 2019 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins will provide a lively forum for academic, government and private sector scientists to exchange ideas on harnessing advances in biology, chemistry, ecology, plant pathology, epidemiology, toxicology and risk assessment to address the problems associated with the increasing occurrence of these natural toxins. This conference will bring together a wide range of outstanding senior scientists, early career scientists, and students to address the very practical task of ensuring the safety of food and water supplies. Podium presentations will include a mixture of established and junior scientists, with a view to establishing networks and ideas to understand and mitigate these complex threats. A critical component will be dedicated and guided discussions after each presentation, with discussion leaders recognized for their expertise in each particular area. Poster sessions will be organized every day for 2 hours; they will provide an opportunity for fertile cross-disciplinary interactions. The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS), immediately preceding the GRC, will be organized and conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral scientists from the many disciplines involved in advancing mycotoxin and phycotoxin research. Junior scientists will present their work in a formal, oral format and engage in discussion with their peers. The environment will be welcoming and collegial and will provide an unmatched opportunity for future researchers to interact with established scientists. Two leading students from this seminar will additionally present within the GRS.

Application Instructions

The seminar 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 seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 15, 2019. 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 Information section above.

Program Format

Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.

Conference Program

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar 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 April 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.

Speakers

  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

  • "How to Define and Achieve Your Career Path"
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