21 November 2018

Joint Dutch German Vascular Biology conference, 21-23 November 2018, Amsterdam

The second joint meeting between the German Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology, and the Dutch Endothelial Biology Society & Dutch Society for Microcirculation will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 21-23 November 2018.

The second joint meeting of the Dutch & German vascular biology societies will bring together investigators from all fields of vascular biology for the exchange of new concepts and discussions of outstanding questions in the field. Presentations of the latest discoveries will be provided by internationally recognized scientists and emerging young stars. The program consists of plenary sessions and poster sessions. Topics addressed include angiogenesis, angiocrine signaling, atherosclerosis and inflammation, lymphatics, mechanosensing, cytoskeleton dynamics, interactions at the neuro-vascular interface, revascularization strategies, hypoxia & metabolism, coronary metabolic adaptation, and non-coding RNAs as treatment modalities for ischemic CVD. In addition special lectures will address novel developments in the field of systems biology including the RNA tomograph, single cell sequencing, as well as iPS technologies and novel high-end imaging modalities for studying cellular behaviors. 

At present 33 speakers confirmed their contribution (see the attached flyer). Additional slots for oral presentations will be allocated based on selections from the submitted abstracts. Several travel grants will be made available to junior researchers submitting their abstract to the meeting. In addition, the Hermann Rein Award for excellent contributions to the field of experimental and clinical research in microcirculation and vascular biology will be awarded. This award is open to both the Dutch and German community and instructions on how to apply will follow in due time.

Amsterdam is the cultural capital of the Netherlands with many famous musea including the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. Together with Berlin, Amsterdam furthermore belongs to the most influential cities with respect to dance music. Besides science, we are therefore committed to organize an equally exciting social program aimed at promoting a warmhearted ambiance, accommodating initiation of collaborative efforts, exchange of ideas and cultural values.