Chair:Mark R. Opp
Vice Chair: H. Craig Heller
Organizing Committee: Derk-Jan Dijk, Marcos Frank, Paul Franken, Jim Krueger, Paul Shaw
We are pleased to announce that the inaugural Gordon Research Conference on Sleep Regulation and Function will be held March 16 – 21, 2014, in Galveston, TX.
Sleep research is being advanced by efforts of investigators who possess diverse skill sets. The multidisciplinary approach to sleep research incorporates epidemiology, physiology, neurobiology, genetics, cell biology, biophysics, and computational biology. This conference meets a need to establish a focused meeting that incorporates intensive discussion in support of the rapid developments that are being made in sleep research. The conference will feature a Plenary Session, Topic Sessions, and Poster Sessions. Topic Sessions will be thematically linked and speakers will be acknowledged leaders in their respective fields.
Gordon Research Conferences is a non-profit organization managed by and for the benefit of the scientific community. Gordon Research Conferences are recognized as the world’s premier scientific conferences and provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of research at the frontiers of science. Although the first Gordon Research Conference was held in 1931, there has never been a Gordon Research Conference devoted to sleep. As such, this timely meeting provides a new venue in which sleep researchers can discuss their latest work in a uniquely informal and interactive format.
Gordon Research Conferences has designated the Galvez Hotel in Galveston, TX as the site for the first conference. Galveston is located on the Texas Gulf Coast, approximately 40 miles south of Houston. The Hotel Galvez is a historic structure that has served as a destination vacation spot for generations. Houston is centrally located in the US and is served by a major international airport, with many flights connecting major cities in the US and Europe. It is anticipated that future Gordon Research Conferences on Sleep Regulation and Function will be held at sites in Europe and Asia. More information will follow as the meeting date gets closer. If you have questions, or would like some additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mark R. Opp, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research
UW Medicine Research & Education Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington