ANZMS and AVBS Conference 2017



ANZMS and AVBS Conference 2017

19th ANZMS Meeting and Annual Scientific Meeting of the AVBS

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Vascular Biology Society will be held as a joint meeting with the 19th Australia and New Zealand Microcirculation Society Meeting. Together, the societies cover atherosclerosis, inflammation, thrombosis, angiogenesis, endothelial function, hypertension and diabetes and all aspects of microcirculation research.

The AVBS is an organization active throughout Australia and New Zealand which aims to foster research communication by scientists and clinicians from a broad range of disciplines but with a unifying interest in biology of the cardiovascular system. The Society holds annual scientific meetings and members contribute to a series of international vascular biology meetings as part of a group of similar organizations in Europe, Japan and North America. AVBS website


The ANZMS was founded in 1980 and since then has held premier biannual meetings for basic and clinical scientists passionate about microcirculation research and clinical translation. The ANZMS provides the forum for encouraging the exchange and dissemination of information on the microcirculation. ANZMS website




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Topics and Sessions

  • Permeability and Leukocyte Recruitment

  • Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis

  • Cerebrovascular Disease

  • Adaptations in Pregnancy, Perinatal Outcomes

  • Atherothrombosis and Platelet Biology

  • Oxidative Stress and Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Smooth Muscle Contractile Mechanisms

  • Extracellular Matrix and Remodelling

  • Immunology and Microvascular Endothelium


Confirmed Young Investigator Invited Speakers
(≤6 yrs since PhD)
  • Michael De Silva, La Trobe University

  • Sarah Marshall, Monash University

  • Maria Jelenic, The University of Melbourne

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

  • Mark Kahn, Philadelphia USA - Lymphatic and blood vascular biology

  • Sandra Davidge, Canada - Fetal origins of cardiovascular disease

  • Mark Miller, St. Louis USA - Imaging leukocyte recruitment

  • Rob Parton, Brisbane AUSTRALIA - Caveolae and cavins

  • Gemma Figtree, Sydney AUSTRALIA - Cardiovascular translation

Conference Organisers

  • Shaun Sandow

  • Ben Hogan

  • Peter Little

  • Smriti Krishna

  • Zhiyong Li

  • Marianne Tare

  • Fraser Russell



Program Overview

The conference covers 9 Topics and Sessions with 5 Plenary Speakers, Young Investigator invited speakers (less than 6 years since PhD), general presentations from abstracts and Poster Sessions.


ANZMS AVBS 2017 Schedule




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Details for presentations

Invited talks are 20 minutes in total = please allow maximum 17 minutes with 3 minutes for questions
Selected talks are 15 minutes in total = please allow maximum 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions


The timing for all talks is also indicated it the attached program.


We will be able to accommodate talks on Powerpoint or Keynote only. We prefer that you provide talks on a USB for transfer onto the meeting laptop, however if you have complex movies or issues with transfer you will also be able to use your own laptops.


Numbered poster boards will be supplied with Pins/Velcro to mount posters. Your poster number will be provided in the abstract booklet.  Please keep your posters to a standard size, within 1.2m X 1.2m.

You will also be provided with stickers to identify yourselves as students or postdocs to help our poster prize judges.

Conference Venue and Transportation

The conference will be held at the Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, 7 Venning St, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.


The Mantra Mooloolaba Beach is approximately 15 km south of the Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), at Marcoola. The trip is approximately 15 minutes by road and numerous transport options are avialable to and from the airport including taxis and shuttle bus services.


Mooloolaba is located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The Coast boasts a picture perfect coastline and beatifully lush hinterland. Surrounding Mooloolaba beach are many places to visit like the Glass House Mountains, Kings Beach, Alexandra Headland, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa, to name just a few.




Accommodation Booking

Accommodation is available at the conference venue, Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, 7 Venning St, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.


To book and receive 10% off the Mantra Daily Rate, click the button below to download the Mantra Booking Request Form and fax or email Mantra Mooloolaba (details on booking form).


For groups wanting to share accommodation, the Mantra offers a variety of room types. For room rates and number of guests per room refer to the booking request form.


*PLEASE NOTE: promo codes are only valid for bookings made via the booking request form; rooms are subject to availability & will require full prepayment. Note that there is a surcharge fo rany credit card payments. Bookings will also be subject to 2 night minimum stay. Online Terms and Conditions apply to these bookings. For full terms & conditions please visit MG Hotels. This is a booking request form only, your booking is not confirmed until Confirmation has been received from Mantra Mooloolaba Reservations. For booking enquiries call 07 5452 2600.



Mantra Accommodation Booking Request






Alternative Accommodation Options


A range of accommodation options covering a variety of budgets are located in Mooloolaba. The following are just some of the options located within walking distance of the conference venue and can be booked online.


Mooloolaba Backpackers


Mooloolaba Motel


Beach Club Resort


Twin Pines Motel


Beachside Mooloolaba


Nautilus Mooloolaba


Sandcastles Mooloolaba






Registration and Abstract Submission

Registration and abstract submissions will open 24th March 2017.

*A small number of travel bursaries will be awarded to students at the end of the meeting.


Registration Costs


Professional Registration $585.00


Student Registration $485.00


Conference Dinner $100.00


*Conference Dinner scheduled for 6.30 pm Friday 22 September 2017 at Fish on Parkyn, Mooloolaba.



Registration Payment





Abstract Guidelines


Abstracts are submitted at the time of registration payment. Abstracts are submitted as a single page Microsoft Word document using 12 pt Arial text.


To be selected for an oral or poster presentation, abstracts must be submitted before 1st August 2017.


Title (max 25 words)

Author list


Abstract (max 250 words)


Your complete abstract including title, author list, affiliations and abstract text should be no more than one A4 page.




Abstract Submission






ANZMS and AVBS Membership Application and Renewal

To join the Australia and New Zealand Microcirculation Society or the Australian Vascular Biology Society, or to renew your current membership, please complete the individual society applications below.


ANZMS Membership




AVBS Membership







A/Prof Ben Hogan


A/Prof Shaun Sandow




Conference Sponsors

We kindly thank our conference sponsors, Heart Research Institute, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Monash University, Fujifilm Visual SonicsLiving Systems Instrumentation, Randox, Lonza and PeproTech.