The British Microcirculation Society

The British Microcirculation Society was founded in July 1963 "to advance the study of circulation of the blood and other tissue fluids especially, though not exclusively, in the small vessels and of matters relating thereto". The membership of more than 250 is drawn largely from the medical sciences - anatomy, biophysics, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and clinical medicine and surgery - but the pharmaceutical industry and the veterinary and physical sciences and mathematics are also represented.

BMS 2016 - University of Newcastle

We are delighted to welcome you all to the 66th annual meeting of the BMS.  This meeting will focus on "Microvessels of the Heart".  In particular, there will be sessions on Cardiac Angiogenesis and Heart Repair and Cardiac Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury.  We welcome attendees from a range of backgrounds (development and application, scientific and clinical) in order to facilitate greater understanding in this area of exciting research.  The conference dinner will be held at the River Terrace Baltic Art Gallery.  The conference webpage with details on registration and abstract submission can be found here.  A range of financial support to help early career investigators attend this meeting can be found in our Grants and Awards section.  This includes discounted registration, Student Assistance Scheme awards, and Early Career Investigator Prizes for best presentations.

** Abstract Deadline** 30th January 2016 **Early Registration** 28th February 2016

In Memoriam Aubrey E Taylor (1933-2015)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Aubrey Taylor who died December 23rd 2015 at the age of 82. Dr. Taylor’s distinguished career as a Physiologist spanned more than 40 years. His interests were diverse and involved a number of organ systems, but the major focus of his contributions was  determining the mechanisms regulating trans-capillary fluid and solute exchange in the lung. The research and scholarly contributions culminated in more than 700 original publications, reviews, books and book chapters.  Dr. Taylor held numerous scientific leadership positions both nationally and internationally during his career including the Microcirculatory Society (MCS), the American Physiological  Society (APS), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). His awards and honours were numerous, including the Cannon Award (APS), the Landis Award (MCS), the Classics in Physiology Award (ATS) and the Wiggars Award from the cardiovascular section of APS, in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding research. Further details of this exceptional  career can be found in a tribute written for the American Physiological Society written by Neil Granger and Mary Townsley -  Dr Taylor was a warm, kind, generous, gracious, and deeply caring man who was always so supportive and thoughtful towards all who knew him as a scientist, teacher, friend and mentor.  Prof. Laurence Smaje writes 'Aubrey certainly was a force to be reckoned with – a big man with a big presence and personality to match.’   Dr Robert Gore writes ‘I will continue to think of Aubrey as the John Wayne of Physiology. A big man with a big heart.  He had that special, unique Texas sparkle. He cared deeply for people and always worked for the greater good.’  Prof Nicola Brown - President - British Microcirculation Society

Upcoming Meetings




66th Annual Meeting of the British Microcirculation Society

**Abstract Submission and Registration Now Open** 

Dedicated Symposiums on 'Cardiac Angiogenesis and Heart Repair' and 'Cardiac Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury'.

A dedicated conference website can be found by clicking on the above link.  Information on speakers, venue, accommodation, registration costs can be found on the conference website.  You will be informed when registration and abstract submission is open. 

The meeting will take place in the Herschel Building, with the conference dinner in the Riverside Terrace of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, overlooking the Millenium Bridge on the the south banks of the River Tyne.


**Abstract Submission and Registration Now Open **

7th-8th April, 2016

University of Newcastle