WCM 2018 - Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

We cordially invite you and your colleagues in the European Society for Microcirculation to the 11th World Congress for Microcirculation being held in Vancouver BC Canada September 9th – 13th, 2018. The congress brings together leading researchers and trainees to share the latest discoveries and advances in microvascular physiology, pathophysiology, and therapeutic interventions. We expect rich discussions of the microcirculation and how disease progression is intimately tied to microcirculatory dysfunction.

The WCM2018 is the only research forum that brings together investigators from around the world to advance an understanding of microcirculatory biology in normal and diseased tissues. Major contributors to the field will be overwhelmingly in attendance, thus ensuring that the presentations and discussions include the most significant developments in the field. Our meeting schedule is designed to support collegial interactions within a research area that spans genetics, cell and molecular biology, biological physics and engineering, animal physiology, and human experimentation and translation. This environment of open exchange is expected to foster the academic development of young investigators, women and minorities and help create collaborative ties with industry.

The full program, speaker list and biographies are available online at www.wcm2018.org. Keynote speakers Dr Sussan Nourshargh and Dr David Kleinfeld headline this multifaceted research congress. The theme is “Microcirculation in health and disease: Emerging research and technologies” and cover the following general topics:
  - Angiogenesis & Remodeling
  - Bioengineering, Computation and Instrumentation
  - Imaging of the microcirculation
  - Inflammation, injury, stress and immunology
  - Lymphatics, cell surface and permeability
  - Tone, blood flow, and oxygen
  - And Emerging areas

Early bird registration is now open until March 30. With rates scheduled to rise on March 31, we encourage you to register today! There is a $100 US accommodation credit for all delegates who stay at the conference hotel. Trainee rates have been subsidized to encourage young investigator participation.
You are welcome to submit abstracts at this time too. The program has been arranged for the selection of abstracts to be included in the oral presentations. Abstracts selected for the oral program will also be included in the poster presentations. Young investigators will be involved in a poster competition with 5 prizes awarded per day.
Accommodation reservations are encouraged due to limited availability – reduced rates have been negotiated across all room categories. Trainees can arrange to share a double room. A deposit is required with full payment a month prior to the congress.
As part of the event, we will host society awards and have designed 3 “Catalyst” forums which will be stakeholder engagement events. A trainee social and 2 trainee career development events provide additional trainee engagement opportunities.
A speaker list and program are attached for you information.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Don Welsh
Chair, WCM2018 Local Organizing Committee

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