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Vascular Biology 2023

October 15, 2023 1:00 PM - October 19, 2023 1:00 PM (EDT)


This is the annual meeting of the North American Vascular Biology Organization and we are pleased to welcome the Microcirculatory Society as a co-sponsor. Sessions will cover development & genetics, signaling, inflammation, matrix biology & bioengineering, microcirculation, imaging and translational research.

What to expect:

  • Award lectures by Miikka Vikkula (University of Louvain), Michael Potente (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research), and Akos Koller (Semmelweis University and New York College of Medicine)
  • Over 40 international experts presenting their most recent work
  • Eighteen concurrent sessions 
  • Joint sessions:
    • Vascular Plasticity
    • Vascular Malformations
    • Novel Insights from Spatiotemporal Calcium Imaging in the Microcirculation
  • 48 short talks from selected abstracts integrated into sessions
  • Travel awards, childcare grants, and reduced registration for trainees
  • Pre-Conference Meeting for Trainees
  • Career Development Forums
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Round Tables
  • Poster sessions
  • Nano-talks
  • Exhibit program
  • Networking opportunities during meals and receptions
  • Beautiful location - Newport, Rhode Island


There is a Pre-Conference Meeting for Trainees beginning at 1:00pm, October 15. The Opening Session featuring our keynote speaker, Luisa Iruela-Arispe, and the Benditt Awardee, Miikka Vikkula, will begin at 6:30pm. The meeting concludes on Thursday, October 19 at 1:00pm with a general session on Vascular Plasticity.


Your registration covers attendance at all sessions except the Pre-Conference Meeting for Trainees, poster sessions which include refreshments, and any of the Career Development and DEI roundtables.  It also covers coffee breaks, the welcome reception on Sunday, and lunch on Monday, October 16.  

Bringing your whole lab?  NAVBO regular members who bring 3 to 5 trainees receive a discount - contact office at (301) 760-7745 for more information.

Lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday are on your own, however, we are offering the option to buy your lunch through the conference, which may be more convenient if you are planning to attend one of the lunch-time round tables.  All dinners are on your own. 

You can also purchase bus service to and from the airport within your registration.  There is no public transportation from the airports to Newport and cabs and even ubers are very expensive.  One way to/from Logan is $60 and one way to/from T.F.Green is $45.

Contact Information

North American Vascular Biology Organization
Name: Bernadette Englert
Phone: (301) 760-7745

NAVBO and MCS members receive  discounted registration rates.  MCS members will need to apply a promocode provided to them by the MCS Secretary (any questions contact  NAVBO members will need to log in to obtain the member discount.

Bring your whole lab and save!  NAVBO members who are PIs can save money when bringing three or more trainees.  Look for "Lab" registration packets when registering - the PI must log in and handle the registration process.

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