Vascular Biology 2023
October 15-19, 2023
Newport Harbor Island Resort (formerly Gurney's Resort and Marina)
Co-Sponsored with the Microcirculatory Society
Andreas Beyer, Medical College of Wisconsin
Erika Boerman, University of Missouri
Jason Fish, University Health Network - Toronto
Gabrielle Fredman, Albany Medical College
Guillermo García-Cardeña, Harvard Medical School/BWH
Miranda Good, Tufts University School of Medicine
Mark Majesky, University of Washington School of Medicine
Stefania Nicoli, Yale University Cardiovascular Research Center
Wayne Orr, LSU Health - Shreveport
Kristy Red-Horse, Stanford University
Arndt Siekmann, University of Pennsylvania
Ying Zheng, University of Washington
Vascular Biology 2023 will focus on these themes:
Developmental Vascular Biology and Genetics*
Matrix Biology and Bioengineering*
* these were commonly referred to as the NAVBO Workshops
The abstract submission site is now open!
Travel Awards - if you are a trainee (student, postdoc or equivalent) member of NAVBO or MCS you are eligible for a travel award if you are submitting an abstract. Please be sure to respond to the additional questions in the submission form specifically for the travel award application. More information about NAVBO's Travel Awards can be found here - click the Travel Awards-VB2023 tab. For information on trainee awards from The Microcirculatory Society click here.
Platform Sessions - each concurrent session will incorporate two to four abstracts. If you would like to be considered for a short talk (ten-minute presentation with five-minute Q&A), please be sure to submit your abstract to one of the topics listed below under Platform Sessions. You will be able to select a second choice if your abstract is appropriate for more than one session. Abstracts not chosen for oral sessions will be programmed as posters.
Instructions - clear instructions are included within the submission form. You will be able to enter and edit your abstract as often as you wish, but you must complete and submit it by August 1, 2023 at 5:00pmET. Your title should not be longer than 250 characters and the abstract has a 1,750 character limit (including spaces and punctuation). Although you can copy and paste from Word, some of your formatting maybe lost, so please review. We are using a new system that will provide you with a preview of your abstract (as it will appear in the mobile app) - be sure to use it to check for accuracy.
The meeting organizers reserve the right to reject any abstract. Abstracts are expected to pertain to an aspect of vascular biology and be of at least graduate school level (undergraduate students are eligible to submit abstracts).
|Oral Presentation||Poster Presentation|
|3D Imaging and Organotypic Vasculature|
Adv. Engineering Models & Imaging Techniques
Aging, Metabolism and the Vasculature
Blood Flow Regulation
Cardiovascular Cell Biology
Emerging Topics in Microcirculation
Hemogenic Endothelium/Endothelial Diversity
Inflammation in Cancer
Matrix in Vascular Patterning
Mechanical Forces and the Vasculature
Neurovascular Unit and Disease
Plasticity of the Vasculature
Resolution of Inflammation
Stem Cells/Organoids/In vitro models
Systemic Inflammatory Networks
Vascular Biomaterials and Bioengineering
Vascular Matrix Remodeling in Disease
Diseases (Vascular and Cardiovascular)
Endothelium in Health and Disease
Metabolism and Metabolic Diseases
Vascular Function in Health Disparities
Submit your abstract
Registration for Vascular Biology 2023 is now open!
NEW this year! - the Super Early Bird Discount saves you $20 over the Early Bird Discount so register super early!
Access to all general and concurrent sessions, round tables, poster sessions and exhibits (with light refreshments), the welcome reception on Sunday evening, coffee breaks, breakfasts and lunch on Monday.
Pre-Conference Meeting for Trainees ($25) - this session takes place Sunday, October 15 from 1:00-5:00pm, so make your travel plans accordingly
Lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday - lunch is on your own these two days, but you can opt to purchase one or both lunches if you plan to go to one of the lunch hour roundtables
Travel to/from the airport - we are currently working with a bus company to arrange for transportation to the hotel on Sunday and to the airport on Thursday. A price has not yet been set, but it will be less expensive than getting an Uber. More details will be under the Travel tab.
Super Early Bird Discount ends June 30, 2023
|NAVBO and MCS* Regular Members||$575USD|
|NAVBO Trainees and MCS* Students and Postdocs||$415USD|
*MCS members will need to enter a promocode in order to receive the member discounts. This promocode will be provided to you by MCS. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive the promocode.
Early Bird Discount from July 1 through August 31, 2023
|NAVBO and MCS Regular Members||$595USD|
|NAVBO Trainees and MCS Students and Postdocs||$435USD|
Regular Rates apply from September 1 through October 13, 2023
|NAVBO and MCS Regular Members||$645USD|
|NAVBO Trainees and MCS Students and Postdocs||$470USD|
Onsite registrations will be charged an additional $50 per person.
Vascular Biology 2023 will feature several themes that are relevant to the vascular biology community: development and genetics, imaging, inflammation, matrix biology and bioengineering, microcirculation, signaling and translational research. Join us in Newport, RI.
Plan now to exhibit at this premiere event in the field of vascular biology. Meet with colleagues from around the world (on average 20-25% of our attendees are international) and display your latest technology, supplies and equipment to professionals in the fields of vascular and cardiovascular biology.
Vascular Biology 2023 will provide in-depth, cross-disciplinary approaches to subject matter. This meeting brings together leading scientists in cell biology, signal transduction, microcirculation, neurobiology, developmental biology, immunology, cardiology, molecular biology, as well as pathology and physiology who have an underlying interest in vascular biology. We expect 400 participants and approximately 200 abstracts. Usually half of the attendees are senior investigators and about 25% are postdoctoral fellows. The remainder of the attendees are a mix of graduate students and clinician-scientists.
We are joined this year by The Microcirculatory Society, whose focus will help to broaden the scope of our meeting program.
The meeting will feature prominent speakers, abstract presentations, poster presentations, round tables on Career Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and exhibits.
The research of our members covers the vast field of
vascular biology with focus on angiogenesis, development, vascular disease, vascular regeneration, endothelial and smooth muscle cell biology, stem/progenitor cells, cell signaling, vascular remodeling in disease, bioengineering, vascular matrix biology, inflammation, atherosclerosis, hypertension, endothelial-leukocyte interactions, vessel calcification, lymphatic biology – to name a few.
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|Exhibitor Benefits & Promotion Included with your Contract |
Visibility within the Meeting Mobile App and Web Site
Integrated with the Posters (and coffee breaks)Scientific poster presentations and exhibits will be co-mingled and located adjacent to session rooms in order to provide exhibitors with the most traffic. Different posters will be presented on each evening.
Virtual Conference Bag
Exhibit Booth Set up
Installation of Exhibits
Exhibit Dates and Hours
Additional Opportunities to meet with attendees -
Dismantling of Exhibits
If applicable, schedule pick up of equipment, etc. for
Exhibits must be kept intact until the closing of the exhibits. All aisles must remain clear for public passage.
|Exhibitor Rules and Regulations|
Promotional Items and Activities
No soliciting of registrants is permitted in the aisles, in other exhibitor booths, or in any other area reserved for this meeting. No distribution of literature or other promotional items at hotel guest rooms, or in any other public or private area of the conference center or hotel is permitted.
Subletting Exhibit Space
Advertise in the Summer Newsletter
Place an Ad in the Mobile App
Splash Screen $750
Banner Ad $275
Insertion Orders and Materials
Send materials to:
Vascular Biology 2023 will feature several themes that are relevant to the vascular biology community: development and genetics, imaging, inflammation, matrix biology and bioengineering, microcirculation, signaling and translational research. This is your opportunity to reach scientists in a variety of disciplines: cell biology, bioengineering, signal transduction, developmental biology, matrix biology, physiology, cardiology, pathology, molecular biology, to name a few, and gain added visibility for your organization by choosing from our wide array of support opportunities.
Diamond Partner Host the Welcome Reception on October 15, for a contribution of $20,000. In addition to the benefits received by our Strategic Partners (see below), your organization will receive complimentary exhibit space (up to two booths), will be featured on the opening splash screen of our mobile event app, receive acknowledgement on exclusive signage at the Reception, and a complimentary full page ad on the inside cover of the Summer Newsletter.
Platinum Partner (contribution of $15,000) will be named as the sponsor of one of our poster session receptions and will receive all the benefits received by our Strategic Partners plus a complimentary exhibit booth, a splash screen in our mobile app, a full page ad in our upcoming Newsletter, and additional signage at the meeting.
Gold Partner (contribution $10,000 to $14,999) will obtain the benefits associated with a Strategic Partner, plus a full-page ad in our upcoming Newsletter, a splash screen in our mobile app, and be listed as a Gold Partner on meeting signage. In addition, a Gold Partner may choose to support a particular session and be recognized as a Supporter of the session in the meeting program (mobile app).
Strategic Partner (contribution $5,000 to $9,999) will receive acknowledgement on all promotional materials, newsletters and the meeting web site, and at the meeting in signage, slides, and a banner ad on the mobile app.* You will also receive a complimentary half-page ad in an upcoming Newsletter. A Strategic Partner may choose to support a particular refreshment/coffee break and be acknowledged for this onsite. You may add a pdf insert to our “virtual conference bag.”
Event Partner (contribution $2,500-$4,999) will receive acknowledgement on promotional materials, the web site, the mobile app, signage, and the newsletter.* You may add a pdf insert to our “virtual conference bag.”
Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Partners may choose to reserve complimentary exhibit space in the poster sessions for exhibiting products or literature. NAVBO staff can set up and maintain your booth. If a representative is sent to man the space, his/her registration fee will be waived; however, all travel and lodging expenses will be the responsibility of the “partner.” This representative will be permitted to attend all sessions, breaks and receptions.
Contributor For educational grants up to $2,499, an organization will be recognized as a “Contributor” and will be
acknowledged as such on promotional materials, the meeting web site, the mobile app, and in the newsletter.*
Literature Table ($500 for one 6’ draped classroom table, no signage provided)
Displays will be set up near the session area and are available to non-profit organizations, government agencies and academic or medical institutions only.
For all contributors and partners:
If you choose, your organization’s logo, in addition to its name, may be included on above mentioned promotional materials. Names (or logos) of partners will have a link to the organization’s web site from our web site.
No sponsor or partner may have influence in the programming of this meeting.
* Acknowledgement is contingent upon funding being received prior to production of any printed piece and must be confirmed by October 1, 2023, to assure recognition in the final Program.
If you have any questions, please contact Bernadette Englert at (301) 760-7745 or via email at email@example.com
Please complete the form - Thank you for your support
The meeting will be held at:
Newport Harbor Island Resort
One Goat Island
Newport, RI 02840-1570
Reserve your room: https://navbo.org/vb2023-get-a-room
NAVBO's group rate is $219 per night plus taxes and fees for single and double occupancy. There is a $25 charge per person per day for additional guests.
You can reserve a bus (or van) through the meeting registration process from either Logan or T.F. Green airports. We know that cab and uber rides from Logan were approximately $100 one way in 2018 (when we last met at this hotel), so we are making an effort to save our meeting participants money.
One way from or to Logan is $60
One way from or to T.F. Green is $45
Choose your bus service in the registration process, then complete the order form concerning your flight(s) information (you'll find a link in the registration process).
For International Travelers to NAVBO Meetings
NAVBO is happy to help you in acquiring a Visa in order to facilitate your attendance at one of our meetings by issuing a letter of invitation, however, the following is required:
Prior to receiving a letter of invitation, each individual requesting an invitation letter must first register and pay for the conference. Conference registration fees are refundable (less the designated processing fee) if the visa application is denied. The refund request must be received in writing.
Once the payment has been received, requests for Letters of Invitation should be addressed by email directly to Bernadette Englert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that each individual requesting an invitation letter must email a separate request.
A letter of invitation is issued solely for the purpose of assisting participants with visa applications. Such a letter does not imply any financial obligation on the part of NAVBO. All expenses incurred in relation to the meeting are the sole responsibility of the attendee(s).
Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa. The decision to grant visas is at the sole discretion of the Embassy or Consulate offices. NAVBO will not be able to contact or intervene with Embassy or Consulate offices on your behalf. NAVBO cannot change the decision of the Embassy or Consulate offices should your application be denied.
The following information is required before a letter of invitation can be issued:
Your CV (curriculum vitae or resume)
Name as it appears on your passport
Title/Position (Professor, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, etc.)
City, Province, Country, Postal Code
Personal Street Address
City, Province, Country, Postal Code
Date of issuance
Date of expiration
Place of issue
Date of Birth
Place of birth
You should also indicate briefly why you want to attend the conference.
All letters of invitation are generic in nature and will be signed and sent in PDF format that can be printed by the requester(s). No mailed (postal) letters of invitation will be sent. Due to the costs involved, we cannot send letters of invitation via express mail services.
It is the traveler's responsibility to check and confirm current visa requirements to enter the United States. To see if you require a visa, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/wizard.html. NAVBO cannot be held responsible for travelers who do not confirm their visa requirements or who do not obtain the appropriate paperwork for travel to the conference.
For additional information regarding traveling in the United States, consult https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html or http://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/visit-united-states.
Another helpful page is https://www.insuremytrip.com/research/us-travel-visa-information/ - please note we are NOT endorsing the services of Insure My Trip.
This procedure is intended to assist participants who need to obtain a visa to attend the conference and is not an official invitation covering fees and/or any other expenses or financial support for attendance. NAVBO does not assume responsibility for the outcome of your visa application.
Meeting Child Care Grants
Applying for a Grant
Small grants up to $500 per family are available for meeting attendees who are bringing young children to a meeting or who incur extra expenses for childcare during the meeting. Grants are available for Vascular Biology 2023.
To apply, complete the online childcare grant application by the deadline.
Deadline to apply is August 15, 2023
- Child care expenses at the site of the meeting*
- Extra child/dependent care expenses at home incurred because the primary caregiver was attending the meeting (such as overtime at a child care center, cost of a sitter, etc.)
- Expenses incurred in bringing a caregiver and/or dependent
Receipts will be required for all reimbursement.
*NAVBO does not provide or recommend child care providers and does not assume responsibility or liability for child care services of any sort. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s) to thoroughly investigate all child care providers.
- Regular home-based child/dependent care expenses
- Travel or other expenses related to the attendee’s participation in the meeting (including meeting registration, meals, travel to the meeting, or other expenses the attendee would already be incurring by attending the meeting)
- Tickets to local museums, amusement parks, etc.
If the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers.
NAVBO reserves the right to deny funds to applicants who misrepresent their funding needs.
Changes in Circumstances
If the need for your grant changes between when you applied and the date of the Meeting, you must notify NAVBO to explain. You will be notified if your need is still eligible for funding.