Gordon Research Conference

AAOM would like to announce the Gordon Research Conference, entitled "Mucosal Health and Disease", to be held at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts, USA, from 9 to 14 June 2013.

The goal of this first-in-kind Gordon Research Conference is to delineate and promote innovative multidisciplinary research that could ultimately lead to new models for management of human mucosal disease. The science and impact of oral and gastrointestinal mucositis caused by cancer therapies will be highlighted.

Mucosal disease in humans can have profound clinical and economic impact. The diseases can affect single or multiple mucosal sites, including oral and gastrointestinal, conjunctival, genitourinary and respiratory tracts. Etiopathogenesis can be complex, with causation associated with autoimmune, allergic, infection, genetic dysregulation and/or treatment-induced mechanisms. In some cases, causes are unknown.

"Mucosal Health and Disease" will capitalize on inclusion of the diverse realm of the biologic, physical, computational and clinical state-of-the-sciences in order to address these issues. There will also be high emphasis on inclusion of Young Investigators throughout the Conference, in order to enhance development of the next generation of clinician scientists and basic researchers.

Strategically innovative approaches are needed to either prevent mucosal disease, or enhance individual patient’s response to therapeutic interventions. The Conference is designed to advance this field of science in fundamentally new directions, by integrating the contemporary biologic, physical, computational and clinical sciences in these realms.

More information and registration can be accessed at the conference website.