On behalf of the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM) and the European Vascular Biology Organisation (EVBO), we are pleased to announce that our two societies will hold a joint meeting under the auspices of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) conference in Birmingham International Conference Centre from July 21-26, 2013. The Physiological Society will be responsible for management of the IUPS conference, including site hire, organisation of the professional trade exhibition, online submission of symposia and abstracts, registration, accommodation and advertising.
ESM and EVBO members submitted a total of 52 symposia for ranking by a joint ESM/EVBO Scientific Programme Committee and, based on these rankings, we submitted 28 symposia for consideration by the IUPS scientific committee. Almost 300 proposals were submitted for consideration by the IUPS International Scientific Programme Committee (ISPC) at its meeting in Birmingham in March 2012. Giovanni Mann (ESM President 2013), Jeremy Pearson (EVBO Council member) and Ulrich Pohl (Past ESM President) represented ESM/EVBO interests on the IUPS Scientific Programme Committee.
We are pleased to have secured 18 internationally competitive symposia which will be funded by the Physiological Society and clearly identified as ESM/EVBO led symposia.
Please disseminate the news that ESM will have a great joint meeting with EVBO in July 2013. We encourage everyone to attend and hope to see you at the 27th ESM Congress and 7th EVBO Congress at the 37th IUPS Conference in 2013 in Birmingham!
In the meantime, should you require any additional information concerning the Joint ESM/EVBO Meeting at IUPS in Birmingham, please do hesitate to contact either of us.
Giovanni E. Mann, ESM President 2013
Jeremy Pearson, EVBO Representative