71st Annual British Microcirculation and Vascular Biology Society Conference

Translational benefits of targeting the microcirculation

April 15 - 16 2021, Virtual Event



The 71st Annual British Microcirculation and Vascular Biology Society (BMVBS) conference will be held over two days (15th and 16th April 2021) and will bring together renowned speakers from Europe and the USA to inform delegates about recent research into a broad range of topics in the field of the microcirculation and the vasculature.

Blood vessels play fundamental roles in the development of a variety of diseases including cancer, dementia and osteoporosis; as well as physiological responses such as exercise and metabolism.  The sessions will focus on how we could target the vasculature to provide therapeutic benefit.

As a society BMVBS aims to encourage the advancement and involvement of younger researchers. This conference will promote this by providing opportunities for early carer researchers to present their research selected from submitted abstracts, flanked by excellent plenary speakers.  Themed poster sessions will provide another opportunity for presentations and networking.

The BMVBS conference will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their research in an multidisciplinary and friendly environment, despite the ongoing restrictions.

We hope to virtually see you in April.

Dr Paul Meakin and Professor Stuart Egginton

(Conference Organising Committee)



Professor Ralf Adams - Max Planck Institute, Germany

Dr Claire Clarkin - University of Southampton, UK

Professor Katrien De Bock - ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Professor Ylva Hellsten - University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Costantino Iadecola - Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA

Dr Georgia Mavria - University of Leeds, UK

Dr Katerina Rohlenova - Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Professor Joanna Wardlaw - University of Edinburgh, UK



Registration for the 2 day virtual conference is complimentary and we encourgae registration from members and non-members alike. Please use the link below to register.


Key Dates

25 January - Abstract Submission and Registration Opens

5 March - Abstract Submission Closes

26 March - Notification of Acceptance

15 - 16 April - Virtual Conference

Poster Presentations

Please use the link below to access the posters for BMVBS 2021. You will need your email address you used to register and your reference number contained in your confirmation email. If you are a poster presenter please submit your poster to confadmin@leeds.ac.uk


Please direct all registration and abstract submission queries to confadmin@leeds.ac.uk




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Kindly supported by a Small Meeting Grant (SM/21/240027)