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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
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  • Maastricht, a star among cities


ESM-EVBO 2019 - Registration open now

Registration for WCM 2018 is open

Meeting Dates: September 9-13, 2018
Meeting Title: 11th World Congress of Microcirculation (WCM2018)
Meeting Place: Sheraton Wall Center, Vancouver, Canada
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We are pleased to announce the release of early bird registration for the upcoming World Congress for Microcirculation. Early Bird Registration rates are in effect until the end of March: Member rate $625 US, Non-Member $700, Trainee member $350, Trainee non-member $400.
Speakers and chairs of symposia will register using a different link which will be released later this month. The abstract submission site will be released in the next 2-3 weeks.

Accommodation can now be reserved as well with a $300 US deposit. Full payment must be received by August 7. Note that if you stay at the host hotel a $100 US rebate will be applied to your hotel reservation. A variety of rooms are available at reduced rates. If trainees wish to share a twin room, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange this.

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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
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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).

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