ConfometRx Research FoundationConfometrx & NUREKI Lab - UNIVERSITY Of Tokyo

Confometrx Research Foundation is a public non-profit foundation founded by Brian and Tong Sun Kobilka in 2009.

2023 GPCR WORKSHOP Jan 3 -6, 2023Kona, Hawaii


The specific purpose of the foundation is to bring together scientists from academia, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry to exchange ideas, disseminate information, and discuss challenges related to drug development for G protein-coupled receptors in order to facilitate the discovery of more effective and selective therapeutics for unmet medical needs.

Workshop Details


Goal

The goal of the seventh GPCR Workshop is to continue progress in understanding of how GPCRs work at a cellular and molecular level, and to facilitate new opportunities to understand relationships between cellular and molecular levels that underlie GPCR function in physiology and dysfunction in disease. Through this focus, we aim to bridge traditional research boundaries and inspire new therapeutic strategies. 

The first two Workshops (2010, 2011) focused heavily on structure-based drug discovery. In the 2013 workshop we expanded the scope of the Workshop to incorporate emerging challenges and opportunities in GPCR drug discovery, while the 2015 meeting brought in themes around novel signaling paradigms and translation. The key themes for the 2017 and 2019 Workshop were advances in structural understanding of GPCRs, novel signaling paradigms, the intersection of computational advances and chemical biology, biologics, and preclinical and clinical translation.

For the 2022 workshop there will be an emphasis on cutting edge basic science broadly in the GPCR field, primarily from academic groups. A key goal of the workshop will be to facilitate communication between groups of scientists working across different scales of GPCR science with the hope of fostering collaborations. Our vision is that this will eventually lead to more new, innovative approaches to drug discovery for GPCRs.

Format
The format for this workshop will be focus on the free flow of ideas centered around around GPCR biology, and a discussion of what different investigators have tried, what has worked, and what has failed. Morning sessions will consist of presentations from invited speakers covering a range of topics. Afternoon and evening poster and interactive sessions will provide a forum for attendees to present and discuss their latest research. The conference will follow the principles of the Gordon Research Conferences, where the participants will hold data and ideas discussed at the workshop in confidence. See the agenda.

Interactive Sessions

The GPCR Workshop will include two Interactive Discussion Sessions. These sessions are meant to be a forum to present new data that may be controversial or difficult to interpret. They are also an opportunity to seek help with technical challenges.

Interactive discussion “rules of engagement”:

  • Registrants wishing to participate in the evening interactive discussion sessions, with presentation of slides, need to discuss this with the session moderators.
  • All presentations for the evening interactive discussion sessions need to be vetted by the session moderators.
  • Presentations should be limited to key data using a minimal number of slides and a minimum number of mouse clicks.
  • Introductions must be limited to key contextual statements — your moderators will help eliminate unnecessary slides.
  • Participants are encouraged to meet with the moderators early within the meeting to help align common areas for discussion and also coordinate with the structured sessions of the meeting.
  • As these are “discussion” sessions, emphasis will be placed on time for discussion.

Anticipated Outcome

To foster a better understanding of problems faced in GPCR drug discovery, to develop more focused approaches to resolve these problems, and to establish long-term interactions between academics and industry.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Registration is now closed. Thank you all for your interest and amazing response.

WorkshopSponsorship and Conference Fees


Workshop Sponsorship

All contributions will be used to defray the cost of organizing and administering the event and to enable the attendance of participants from academic labs. Any amount of contribution will be much appreciated.

Tax deductible contributions entitle a company to send attendees registration free. The following stipulations apply:

  • $10,000.00 USD - one attendee, registration free. $8,500.00 is tax deductible.

Conference Fees

Industry registration is US $1500.00 per person. *
Academia registration fee is US $750.00 per person. *
Graduate student registration fee is $ 500.00 per person.*

*This fee allows you to participate in all sessions for the duration of the workshop; but not travel or lodging. The banquet is included for registrants; $150 for each guest.

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