Invitation to the ESM-EVBO joint meeting 2017

May 29-June 1st 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Most diseases are related to the function of the microvasculature, and ‘vessels’ are involved in more than half of human deaths in western countries. Indeed, vessels are tightly linked to numerous pathologies, including atherosclerosis and related cardiovascular diseases (e.g., myocardial infarct, stroke), hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancer progression, metastasis, and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Blood vessels are also at the base of tissue regeneration and wound healing and thus, represent a key element after surgical intervention.

Geneva has a long tradition as a venue for major meetings and is a host city to many international organizations. It has been a cultural center for many centuries and is home to many creative spirits in the fields of science and art. The University of Geneva is one of seven Swiss centers conducting research in all vascular biology fields of clinical and basic sciences. Geneva amalgamates all the advantages of a small town with the facilities and services usually only found in much larger cities! It provides a unique environment to meet with colleagues in a relaxing atmosphere. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we look forward to introducing you to the smallest of the big capitals. We are sure it will offer the ideal environment to discuss cutting edge in vascular biology, as well as to explore new scientific frontiers that are relevant to the various societal challenges facing the 21st century.

Beat A. Imhof – Chairperson
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