It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 18th International Vascular Biology Meeting 2014 (IVBM 2014) held at Miyakomesse in Kyoto, Japan. This is the second world congress of the IVBM held in Japan since 2002. Here, we will assemble and integrate the many fields of vascular biology and medicine to make this congress the premier vascular biology meeting in 2014. Researchers from the fields of basic sciences and clinical medicine will gather to present their achievements in a program consisting of 14 plenary talks and 28 scientific sessions in addition to poster presentations. The IVBM 2014 will provide an opportunity for all participants to learn and discuss together, and to renew old and establish new friendships with hopes of future international cooperation.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Kyoto in April 2014.
Issei Komuro (Chief), Kohei Miyazono, Yasufumi Sato, Ryuichi Morishita
Chairs of the 18th International Vascular Biology Meeting (IVBM 2014)