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ESM Malpighi Award winner 2019

It is our great pleasure and honour to announce that the ESM Malpighi Award Committee has voted for Prof. Ákos Koller to be the 2019 ESM Malpighi Award winner. The award winner will receive the Gold Malpighi Medal and a life-long membership of the ESM, and deliver the prestigious Malpighi Lecture at the forthcoming ESM meeting in Maastricht, NL, 15-18 April 2019. This lecture is scheduled on Thursday, 18 April at 11:00h.

ESM Malpighi Award Committee

Servier Award in Microcirculation

This award is offered by SERVIER in partnership with the European Society for Microcirculation for an outstanding publication on microcirculation / vascular biology in basic or clinical research. The proposed publication must be original research, of international relevance and impact and be consistent with the main objectives of the ESM.

Dear Applicants,

It is my great honor to announce that the winner of the Servier Award in Microcirculation is
Tamara Girbl Ph.D., (London, UK, and Klosterneuburg, Austria) based on the paper:
Girbl et al, Immunity 2018: 49, 1062–1076. Distinct compartmentalization of the chemokines CXCL1 and CXCL2 and the atypical receptor ACKR1 determine discrete stages of neutrophil diapedesis.

Let’s congratulate to her and her colleagues. She will receive the award on Thursday, April 18.
The level of competition was very high because all nominated papers/scientists were excellent, thus the decision was very difficult. In the end, the paper of T. Girbl received most of the #1 ranking.
ESM and Servier greatly appreciate the excellent quality of research in microcirculation as shown by this competition.
We are looking forward to seeing you all, in Maastricht!

Sincerely yours,
Akos Koller
ESM Secretary-General

XII. International Conference on Hemorheology and Microcirculation

1-3 July 2019, Yaroslavl, Russia

The Organizing Committee invites you to attend the 12th International Conference on Hemorheology and Microcirculation that will be held on 1-3 July, 2019 in the center of Russia, in the ancient Russian town Yaroslavl situated on the bank of the great river Volga and is part of the cities of the "Golden Ring of Russia".

Deadline for abstract submission is 31th May 2019.

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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 >>

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