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Meetings in the field of microcirculation and vascular biology & medicine
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Abstract submission is now open - ESM-EVBO 2019

  • Early bird registration until Jan 1st, 2019
  • For the preliminary program click here
  • Young investigators: Top 10 things to do
  • Many travel / poster awards
  • Budget accommodation for young investigators
  • Check the confirmed speakers
  • Maastricht, a star among cities


WCM 2018 Travel Award winners


The winners of the ESM Travel Award for Young Investigators to attend 11th World Congress for Microcirculation (WCM) 2018, in Vancouver, Canada (€400.00 each) are:

  • Nicole A.M. Dekker MD, PhD student, Department of Anesthesiology, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Mohamad M. Almedawar, PhD Student, Dresden International PhD Program, Institute for vascular endothelium and microcirculation, Medizinisch-Theoretisches Zentrum, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany


Akos Koller,
Secretary General, ESM.

1st ESM/EVBO Summer School for young scientists in Dresden

Henning Morawietz, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Division of Vascular Endothelium and Microcirculation, Department of Medicine III, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany; Tel: +49 351 458 6625, Fax: +49 351 458 6354, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
Richard Siow, King’s College London, Vice-Dean (International), Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, UK, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,


Cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of death in Europe. The European Society for Microcirculation (ESM) and the European Vascular Biology Organization (EVBO) have the aim to support the experimental and clinical cardiovascular research in the fields of microcirculation and vascular biology. Important areas of research are the pathogenesis of arteriosclerosis as cause of heart attack and stroke, the development of new blood vessels and impaired blood flow in the microcirculation in vascular diseases and diabetes.

From July 1-5, 2018, leading experts and young cardiovascular scientists from all over Europe were meeting at the University Hospital of the TU Dresden. The Summer School was organized by Henning Morawietz from the Division of Vascular Endothelium and Microcirculation of the Department of Medicine III at the University Hospital and Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus of the TU Dresden in collaboration with Richard Siow from King’s College London. The TU Dresden and the King’s College London are strategic partners in the TransCampus. The 1st European ESM/EVBO Summer School was substantially supported by TU Dresden’s Internationalisation Strategy.

More details, 1st ESM/EVBO Summer School report >>

30th European Society for Microcirculation and 10th European Vascular Biology meeting, joint in Maastricht, 2019

Meeting Dates: April 15-18, 2019
Venue: MECC Conference Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Information: Website (
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Summary:  Improving vascular health is an important goal to pursue, as cardiovascular diseases account for almost half of all deaths in Europe. Disturbances in normal (micro)vascular biology are at the basis of many diseases. From classical cardiovascular diseases, like myocardial infarction and stroke, to cardiometabolic diseases, like dementia, cognitive decline, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, and to cancer, post-surgical tissue regeneration, and wound healing. This broad range of diseases clearly underlines the need to expand our knowledge on the basic mechanisms underlying the disturbances in normal (micro)vascular biology. With this conference we aim to address many aspects of these mechanisms and implications for clinical practice through state-of-the-art symposia and workshops.

From April 15 to 18, 2019 we welcome you to Maastricht, one of the oldest and certainly most beautiful cities of the Netherlands. Maastricht has for many years a strong basis in cardiovascular research in the CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, which is one of the largest cardiovascular research institutes in Europe.
This, together with the warm and hospitable atmosphere of Maastricht will ensure an exciting and fruitful stay. Detailed information as to the plenary lecturers, symposia speakers, poster sessions and early career engagement can be found on the website  ( You can also follow our updates on Facebook  ( and Twitter (@ESMEVBO2019).

ESM-EVBO 2019 - Registration open now

Hermann Rein Award 2018

Servier Award for Microcirculation

The German Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology invites scientists to apply for the Hermann Rein Award for excellent contributions to the field of experimental and clinical research in microcirculation and vascular biology sponsored by Servier Deutschland GmbH.

This prize of 2.000 € will be awarded at the upcoming Second Joint Meeting between the German Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology and the Dutch Endothelial Biology Society & Dutch Society for Microcirculation held 21-23 November 2018 in Amsterdam. The awardee will be chosen by a panel of referees from three selected finalists, which present their work in a special Hermann Rein Award session at the meeting.

We accept individual applications and nominations by colleagues.
All applications should be sent by email until July 15, 2018 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Documents for individual application:
- One original research paper published or accepted for publication (pdf file) as single or first author (written consent of co-authors is necessary).
- If an excellent study has been published by equal contribution of 2 scientists, a joint application is possible.
- The date of publication should not be more than 2 years before the application deadline.
- CV, areas of research, publication list (pdf file).

If the potential awardee is nominated by colleagues (nominations should include author(s) and article), the corresponding documents will be requested by the award committee from the suggested candidates.

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