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Meetings in the field of microcirculation and vascular biology & medicine
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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 >>

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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Social media trainee competition

Dear ILCM Members

Please share the following information with your trainees and with your colleagues so they may share it with their trainees. We would like trainees to post the WCM conference poster (attached) and then using their Facebook and or Twitter feeds collect shares/likes and retweets with the @WCM2018 or #WCM2018 tags. The most shares/like and retweets will win an Apple TV box!

Thank you for your help with spreading the word! Please also post the poster and share where you can, and forward to your societies.

The WCM Organizing Committee has just extended the abstract submission deadline to June 1. The social media trainee competition is still ongoing during this time too!


ESM Travel Award for Young Investigators to attend 11th World Congress for Microcirculation (WCM) 2018

Applications should be submitted to Akos Koller, Secretary General of ESM (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 6th July 2018.

ESM has allocated two Travel Awards of €400.00 each for young investigators (graduate students, postdoctoral researchers up to 8 years post-PhD,) to attend the World Congress for Microcirculation, 9th – 13th September 2018, being held at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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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 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

Additional information