Gordon Research Conference “Infections of the Nervous System: Pathogenesis and Worldwide Impact”

7-12 July 2013, Hong Kong (Application Deadline 9 June 2013)


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This Gordon Research Conference on "Infections of the Nervous System: Pathogenesis and Worldwide Impact" will offer a top program with an international collection of world-leading scientists engaged in research on infectious diseases such as cerebral Malaria, Sleeping Sickness, Viral Encephalitis, Bacterial Meningitis, Cerebral Tuberculosis, HIV-associated Neurocognitive disorders, HTLV1-induced Tropical spastic paraparesis, and rabies.


Date: July 7-12, 2013


Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


Website: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=infectnerv


Application deadline: Applications and Abstracts for Poster sessions for this meeting must be submitted by June 9, 2013. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline.


Chair: Roberto BRUZZONE (HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Centre of Influenza Research, School of Public Health, HKU)


Vice Chair: Lisa FP. NG (Singapore Immunology Network, SIGN)


Travel fellowships:

  • 15 travel fellowships (1000 USD each) to overseas PDF/students/team leaders (presenting authors of posters) and speakers selected for short talks (from submitted abstracts).

  • 10 travel fellowships (1000 USD each) to students/medical trainees regardless of whether they submit an abstract.

  • 2-3 grants to support PhD/Postdocs from US-based labs (1500-2000 USD each).

  • 15 travel fellowships (400 USD each) to PDF/students/team leaders (presenting authors of posters) and speakers selected for short talks (from submitted abstracts) working in Asia (except HK, for whom we have special funds).

The format of GRC (community-based, small audience, focus on unpublished material) is ideal to create a multidisciplinary dialogue that will involve both clinicians and scientists studying disease mechanisms and host genetics, the molecular make-up of neurotropic infectious agents, and the innate and adaptive immune response to neurotropic pathogens. In addition, groups working on developing new technologies for diagnosis and prognosis will be included. This new series will bring together renowned clinicians and scientists, who investigate clinical disease manifestations and the molecular mechanisms underlying worldwide infections of the nervous system in humans.


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