Annual Society Meeting Sessions


(9:30 – 11:30 AM; ROOM W315)

MCS President's Symposium: Clinical Perspectives on the Microcirculation

Chairs: Shayn Peirce-Cottler (University of Virginia) and Asher Mendelson (University of Western Ontario)

  • Why the Microcirculation Matters in Critical Illness - Fong Lam (Baylor College of Medicine)
  • The Cognitive Consequences of Systemic Microcirculatory Injury in Sepsis - Eric Schmidt (UC-Denver)
  • Human Adipose Derived Stems Cells and Therapy - Adam Katz (University of Florida)
  • Microcirculatory Failure as a Common Mechanism of Injury after Stroke-Clinical Insights from Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Large Vessel Occlusion - Yash Kalani (University of Virginia)


(1:00 – 3:00 PM; ROOM W315)

Microcirculation`s Contribution to Organ Failure

Chairs: Andreas Beyer (Medical College of Wisconsin) and Carmen Halabi (Washington University in St. Louis)

  • The Role of Coronary Microcirculation in Development of Cardiomyopathies - Vahagn Ohanyan (Northeast Ohio Medical University)
  • Abstract 4729: The Adenosine Kinase Inhibitor ABT-702 Improves Coronary Vasodilator and Left Ventricle Diastolic Dysfunction in Obese ZSF1 Rats - Alec Davila, Yanna Tian, Istvan Czikora, Zsolt Bagi (Augusta University)
  • Therapeutic Use of Telomerase for Cardioprotection - Christiane Baer (University of Hannover)
  • Abstract 2712: Integrative Effects of Autophagy and Telomerase on Arteriolar Flow-Mediated Dilation in Health and Coronary Artery Disease - William E Hughes, Andreas M Beyer, David D Gutterman (Medical College of Wisconsin)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide is Not Like NO in the Microcirculation - Nancy L. Kanagy University of New Mexico)
  • Abstract 5934: Age-related Peripheral Vascular Dysfunction Predicts Cognitive Decline in Healthy Individuals - Tamas Csipo, Gabor Aron Fulop, Agnes Lipecz, Stefano Tarantini, Rachel Hand, Bich-Thy Ngo, Mikita Dzialendzik, Priya Balasubramanian, Tamas Kiss, Valeriya Yabluchanska, Anna Csiszar, Zoltan Ungvari, Andriy Yabluchanskiy (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
  • Abstract 5263: Peroxynitrite Impairs Caveolin-1-TRPV4 Channel Sgnaling in Pulmonary Hypertension - Corina Marziano, Kwangseok Hong, Eric L Cope, Matteo Ottolini, Swapnil K Sonkusare (University of Virginia)
  • Abstract 3962: Childhood Sirt1 Is a Predictor of Microvascular Function in Adulthood - Paula Rodriguez Miguelez, Jeffrey Thomas, Jacob Looney, Gregory Harshfield, Jennifer S Pollock, Ryan Harris (Augusta University, University of Alabama at Birmingham)


(3:30 – 5:30 PM; ROOM W315)

Emerging Topics: Adaptation of Microvessels and Lymphatics

Chairs: Jerry Breslin (University of South Florida) and Feilim Mac Gabhann (Johns Hopkins University)

  • Endothelial Calcium Signaling in the Microcirculation in Vascular Disorders - Swapnil Sonkusar (University of Virginia)
  • TRP Channels and Vascular Control - Scott Earley (University of Nevada-Reno)
  • Electrical Signaling in the Cerebral Microcirculation: Insights from Mathematical Models - Nikoloas Tsoukias (Florida International University)
  • Activation of Ano1 by SR Ca2+ Release Underlies the Pressure Dependent Pacemaking of Murine Lymphatic Collecting Vessels - (Scott Zawieja, University of Missouri)
  • The Blood-Brain Barrier and Its Modulation by Trans-Cranial Current Stimulation - Bingmei Fu (The City College of New York)
  • Cerebral Parenchymal Arteriolar Dilation and Cognitive Function in Hypertension - Anne Dorrance (Michigan State University)
  • Therapeutic Vascularization for Tissue Regeneration - (Sara Nunes de Vasconcelos, University of Toronto)
  • Gonadal Hormone Loss and Obesity-Induced Lymphatic Leakage: Epigenetic Mechanisms - Flavia Souza-Smith (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans)


(6:00 – 8:00 PM; ROOM W308AB)

MCS Poster Reception



(8:30 – 10:00 AM; ROOM W308AB)

Kaley Award Featured Topic: The Microcirculation and Its Many Cells that Contribute to Tissue RepairPaul Kubes (University of Calgary)


(3:30 – 4:30 PM; ROOM W308AB)

MCS Landis Award Lecture: Arteriolar Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells: Mechanotransducers in a Complex Environment - Mike Hill (University of Missouri)