The European Vascular Biology Organisation (EVBO) was launched in 2006, after discussion between European vascular biologists who recognised that there is a need for a democratic society to provide a united focus and forum for vascular biologists in Europe, primarily by organising conferences but also by maintaining and enhancing an interactive network of researchers; evolving from the experience of the previous European Vascular Biology Association and building on the achievements of the FP6 European Vascular Genomics Network (EVGN).
European Vascular Biology Organisation (EVBO) membership
Membership is open to all European non-clinical and clinical scientists with an interest in vascular biology. The founding membership (around 200) was augmented to 450 by recruitment at the 4th European Meeting on Vascular Biology and Medicine (EMVBM) in Bristol in 2007 and more recently at the 5th EMVBM to 500 members. We have recently introduced a small fee of 50 euros for new members: anyone who wishes to join should email the secretary (benedetta.bussolati @unito.it).
EVBO is directed by a Council elected by the membership. Several new members have recently been elected to council with the retirement of ten members who are now listed as ex-officio.