Welcome to GPCR Retreat 2018!                   #GPCRRetreat2018


You are invited to the 19th Annual GPCR Retreat that will be held jointly with Great Lakes GPCR Retreat and Club des Récepteurs à Sept Domaines Transmembranaires du Québec. This year’s meeting will take place on the 25th–27th of October, 2018, at the Atheneum Suites Hotel in Detroit.


The meeting is the oldest of its kind, focusing on the pharmacology, biochemistry, structural biology, and developmental biology of G protein-coupled receptors. It attracts 200-225 enthusiastic and diverse researchers and trainees.


The meeting will be launched on Thursday with a Trainee Symposium. The trainee talks will be selected from the abstracts, and this provides an outstanding opportunity for trainees to present their work to an expert audience. This session will be followed by the Hyman Niznik lecture by Mark von Zastrow (UCSF).


On Friday we will host symposia on Opioid signaling, GPCR signaling from intracellular sites, Structural biology of GPCR signaling, and Peptide-activated GPCRs.


Saturday will house a symposium on G protein signaling, followed by the Hubert Van Tol Symposium on Animal Models/Physiology, and finally the John F. Macdonald Lecture presented by Roger Cone (LSI, U Michigan).


The weekend of science is an intimate and interactive experience. This provides an excellent training environment for students and post-doctoral fellows.


We welcome you to Detroit for this outstanding meeting!

Registration is now open.

The early registrants will take advantage of discounted registration fees and will have the best choice of accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you in Detroit in October 2018.

Sincerely, the local organizing committee:

Alan Smrcka, Greg Tall, Manoj Puthenveedu.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Meeting history

This unique International meeting is comprised of invited speakers that are experts in the field of G protein-coupled receptor signaling from across North America, Europe, and Asia. This meeting is run as a joint meeting with The Great Lakes GPCR Retreat founded by Dr. Stephen Ferguson and the Club des Récepteurs à Sept Domaines Transmembranaires du Québec founded by Dr. Richard Leduc.  The meeting attracts interest from more than 200 participants, 1/3 faculty, 2/3 students and postdoctoral fellows in academic and industrial laboratories from across Canada, the United States, and now Europe and Asia.  This meeting has received phenomenal support from the best researchers in the GPCR field and outstanding support from the pharmaceutical industry. The GPCR Retreat not only serves as a forum for the dissemination of scientific information but also provides an outstanding venue to showcase the excellence of Canadian science beyond our borders. The meeting is now a yearly international event that circulates between Quebec, Ontario and the United States.



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Note: All abstracts are automatically accepted to the poster sessions. Those also selected for the trainee symposium or short talks will be notified separately, and will stil participate in the poster session. 


Poster Size

Please prepare posters no larger than 36'' (height) X 48'' (width), horizontal orientation.


Program Summary

2018 GPCR Program

Please check for a final program closer to the conference date. 

October 25-27 2018

Atheneum Hotel
1000 Brush Street
Detroit, Michigan
United States, 48226

January 6, 2018 16:00 EST to October 5, 2018 18:00 EDT
January 6, 2018 16:57 EST to October 5, 2018 18:00 EDT
Poster - consider for oral (Trainee Symposium)
January 6, 2018 08:00 EST to October 5, 2018 18:00 EDT
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