NEWS & president's Welcome

Updated January 2015 -

Welcome to the official website of the Australia and New Zealand Microcirculation Society (ANZMS).  The ANZMS was founded in 1980 and since then has held premier biannual meetings for basic and clinical scientists passionate about microcirculation research and clinical translation.

Disturbances to the function of the microcirculation are central to many diseases leading to sickness, suffering and premature death. Understanding the fundamental mechanisms regulating the microcirculation from the molecular through to the whole tissue and body levels will facilitate the development of new and more effective treatment strategies. The broad interest areas of the ANZMS covers all aspects of microcirculation research  including molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology, biophysics, clinical and veterinary medicine and surgery, anatomy, genetics, biochemistry, pathology and mathematical modelling.

The ANZMS provides the forum for encouraging the exchange and dissemination of information on the microcirculation in a most convivial atmosphere! There is great comradery amongst our members, and many a new collaboration fostered at our meetings has spawned publications in the leading international cardiovascular and microcirculation journals……all the more reason to join the ANZMS! The ANZMS warmly welcomes new members and especially the rising stars to take our field into the future, namely, the student and young investigators.

We warmly invite you to the 18th meeting of the ANZMS to be held in Leura located in the iconic Blue Mountains in New South Wales in Australia, 29th April-2nd May, 2015. Abstract deadline is the 13th of February 2015 and early registration closes the 13th of March 2015. The scientific sessions will cover areas including:

Omics and the microvasculature,
Lymphangiogenesis/angiogenesis in cancer,
Tissue engineering and wound healing,
Regulation of vascular tone
Inflammation and microparticles,
Pregnancy and the neonatal period,
Ageing and mural cells

The local organiser for this meeting is Dr Anthony Ashton <> from the University of Sydney and the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, NSW. Prepare yourselves for spectacular science in a stunning location!