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EVENT: GroPro Meeting 2024

EVENT: GroPro Meeting 2024

11-15 August 2024

Stirling Scotland


Supported by the Symposium Support Grant from the Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

About the meeting

From the GroPro meeting website:

Growth hormone and prolactin, basic and translational science

Announcing the formation of a new special interest group, supported by the Pituitary Society. The group’s origins are from the long-standing “Gordon Conference” on Prolactin, and the subsequent “FASEB SRC” on the GH/PRL Family in Health and Disease.  The group has decided to move to an independent conference format, under the auspices of the Pituitary Society.  The goal will be to hold scientific meetings every two years, focused on the fundamental biology of these two pituitary hormones and their complex range of targets.  The meetings will use a similar “all inclusive” residential format to previous meetings, but at a significantly reduced cost.  The meetings will include both basic science and how this can inform clinical research and its application. 

The first meeting of this new group will be held in Stirling, Scotland: 11th-15th August 2024, chaired by Paul Le Tissier (Edinburgh, UK) and Sebastian Neggers (Erasmus, NL). 

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Pituitary Society, we are able to offer significant assistance to students and early career researchers and speakers coming from developing economies.  We are also looking ahead to the next meeting, to be held in Mexico in 2026, chaired by Tatiana Fiordelisio Coll and Yazmin Macotela.

It's not too late to join!

A message from Paul Le Tissier and Dave Grattan:

It is not too late to join the GroPro Meeting. The original abstract submission deadline for the inaugural GroPro Group meeting has now passed (30th April, 2024). We have had a really good response, and now have an excellent range of submissions to consider for the program. However, we are still prepared to accept additional registrations, and abstracts (for poster presentation only). It is not too late to join us for what is shaping up to be an excellent meeting!

We have almost filled the original allocation of rooms in the hotel, but have negotiated with the Stirling Court to hold some extra rooms. The sooner you let us know, the more likely we can accommodate you.

We are also going well in securing sponsorship for the meeting, and hope to be able to announce up to 5 additional travel awards for “late-breaking” abstracts from trainees. Please get in touch to indicate your interest.

Please see the following website for information and registration: https://cvent.me/Ne79oy

We are operating on word of mouth advertising, so please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested, and encourage them to sign up for our mailing list.

As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions: Dave Grattan (dave.grattan@otago.ac.nz) or Paul Le Tissier (paul.letissier@ed.ac.uk)

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Scotland!

Best wishes, Dave and Paul