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The 2013 FRAXA meeting took place September 29-October 2 at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center in Southbridge, MA. Three days packed with presentations of new information by researchers funded by FRAXA as well as others in the field, from universities around the world. Scientists from nine pharmaceutical companies were there, with most presenting information about their investigational new drugs. Between presentations and posters, participants discussed, debated, and formed new collaborations.
Because scientists present new unpublished data at meetings such as this one, much of the information presented is confidential. Top scientific journals refuse to publish information that has already been published elsewhere. However there were some highlights to report:
Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. The Gordon conferences in Fragile X and Autsim are held in even years (2012, 2014, etc.) and FRAXA Investigators Meetings are planned bi-annually in 2013, 2015, etc.June 1-6, 2014 Mount Snow Resort West Dover, VT Chair: Jennifer C. Darnell and Vice Chair: Michael R. Tranfaglia
Immediately preceeding each Gordon Research Conferences will be a bi-annual Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Fragile X and Autism. This is a forum for graduate students and post-docs to present and discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. The small size and focus on young investigators provide an ideal interactive and welcoming atmosphere.
May 31 - June 1, 2014 Mount Snow Resort West Dover, VT Chair: Aditi Bhattacharya
More details about the 2014 conferences at the Gordon Conferences website