The Microcirculatory Society Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2016

April 2-6, 2016 - San Diego Convention Center


President's Symposium: Blood Cell-Microvessel Interactions
Chair: Rolando Rumbaut, Baylor College of Medicine
Saturday, April 2 - 9:30-11:30am; Room 23

Integrin activation in rolling neutrophils
     Klaus Ley, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
CD47 and its expanding role in innate and adaptive immune responses
     F. William Luscinskas, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Contributions of microvascular inflammation to wound healing
     Alan R. Burns, University of Houston
Selected abstracts:
In vivo imaging of Infection-induced coagulopathy
     Craig Jenne, University of Calgary
Reduced endothelial basal nitric oxide induces leukocyte adhesion through Src-dependent phosphorylation of constitutive intercellular adhesion molecule-1
     Brandon Lucke-Wold, West Virginia University School of Medicine

Signal Integration and Microcirculatory Blood Flow Control: Making parts whole using a network approach

Chairs: Dwayne Jackson, University of Western Ontario and Iain Lamb, University of Guelph
Saturday, April 2 - 1:00-3:00pm; Room 23

Distinct modes of excitation contraction coupling encode arteries with spatial properties
      Donald Welsh, University of Western Ontario
Potassium sensing by capillary Kir channels regulates cerebral blood flow
      Thomas Longden, University of Vermontes in Microvascular
Selected abstracts:
Propagation of Capillary-initiated Conducted Vasodilation in Skeletal Muscle –
A Novel Paracrine Signaling Pathway
     Nicole Novielli, University of Guelph
Distinct EC coupling mechanism drives spatial control of vascular tone in cerebral arteries
     Anil Zechariah, The University of Western Ontario

Advances in Microvascular Permeability/Glycocalyx
Chair:  Jerome Breslin, University of South Florida
Saturday, April 2 - 3:30-5:30pm

Functional significance of eNOS traffic
      Walter N. Duran, Rutgers University
Interactive roles of ROS, NO, and RNS in the regulation of micro vessel permeability
     Pingnian He, Pennsylvania State University
Selected abstracts:
Lymphatic Vascular Integrity is Disrupted in a Mouse Model of Diabetes: Dual Regulation by Nitric Oxide
     Joshua Scallan, University of South Florida
HS-FGF2-FGFR1 signaling contributes to pulmonary endothelial glycocalyx reconstitution
     Eric Schmidt, University of Colorado
Hydrogen Sulfide Metabolism Regulates Endothelial Permeability
     Shuai Yuan, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport


Special Events:

Reception and Poster Discussion
Saturday, April 2 - 6:00-8:00pm
Room 27 of the Convention Center       

Landis Award Lecture
Dr. Steven Segal, University of Missouri
How does blood flow know where to go?
Sunday, April 3 - 3:15-4:15pm
Room 23 of the Convention Center

Microcirculatory Society Membership Business Meeting
Sunday, April 3 - 4:30-5:30pm
Room 23 of the Convention Center

Gabor Kaley Lecture
Dr. Sussan Nourshargh, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Tuesday, April 5 - 8:00-10:00am
Room 26 of the Convention Center
Held in conjunction with the American Physiological Society

Additional information, including housing, registration, late-breaking abstracts, etc., can be found on the Experimental Biology 2016 web site:

 MCS Topic Categories:

1040-APS Angiogenesis/microvascular remodeling/injury & repair
1041-APS Atherosclerosis/thrombosis/platelets
1042-APS Inflammation/leukocyte-endothelium interactions
1043-APS Instrumentation, methodology, and experimental models
1044-APS Ischemia-reperfusion/free radical biology
1045-APS Lymphatic and venular function
1046-APS Microvascular cell signaling pathways
1047-APS Microvascular development and aging
1048-APS Microvascular flow regulation/oxygen delivery/networks
1049-APS Microvascular mechanics/hemodynamics/rheology
1050-APS Microvascular pathophysiology-pharmacology, therapeutics and translational aspects
1051-APS Pericytes and Stem Cells
1052-APS Permeability/fluid & solute exchange/glycocalyx
1053-APS Tissue-microvessel interactions/extracellular matrix
1054-APS Vasomotor control: endothelium/smooth muscle/nerves