We are very pleased to inform you that the 21st Annual Meeting of Vascular Societies of Switzerland will be held as on on-site meeting in beautiful Interlaken on December 1 - 3, 2021.

Like previous editions, the 4th Swiss Vascular Research Symposium of the SSMVR will be an integral part of this meeting. Given the absence of on-site meetings in the past year, we expect many abstracts from SSMVR members. To accommodate more than usual oral presentations of PhD students and young Postdoc, we have dedicated both Free Communication sessions to selected abstracts. In total 8 slots for oral presentations are available. With the poster abstract submission, you also have the chance to win a poster prize. A guided poster tour will be organized as in the previous years.

Please submit your abstract before September 14th, 2021, at and don’t miss the early bird fees for SSMVR members and free registration for students valid until September 30th. A Covid-19 certificate might be compulsory for participants.

Since the SSMVR represents the presidency for the 21st Annual Meeting of Vascular Societies of Switzerland, the complete 3-day program is very attractive for members of our society. You will find the complete program at Key events of this meeting are

  • December 1st, 5.00 pm: The opening ceremony and key note lecture
    • Prof. Kari Alitalo (Helsinki, Finland)
      “Translational insights into vascular endothelial growth factors”
  • December 3rd, 12.15 am: The closing key note lecture
    • Prof. Philippe Arbeille (Tours, France)
      “Vascular medicine on the way to Mars”
  • December 2nd, 9.00 am – 10.00 pm, SSMVR symposium and social event


09.00 am – 09.30 am Board meeting of SSMVR (only Board members)

09.30 am – 10.30 am Poster presentation (& coffee)

10.30 am – 11.30 am Free communication 1: 4 oral presentations selected from submitted poster abstracts YOUR chance to give an oral presentation

11.30 am – 01.30 pm Poster walk (& lunch)

01.30 pm – 03.00 pm SSMVR Plenary session:
Mariona Graupera (Barcelona, Spain) Oncogenic PI3K signaling in endothelial cellsPipsa Saharinen (Helsinki, Finland) Adhesion signaling in vascular stability

03.00 pm – 03.30 pm Coffee break

03.30 pm – 04.30 pm Free communication 2: 4 oral presentations selected from submitted poster abstracts YOUR chance to give an oral presentation

04.30 pm – 06.00 pm General assembly and Apéro (all SSMVR members)

07.00 pm – 10.00 pm Social evening of the Vascular Societies of Switzerland  


We look forward to seeing you all in Interlaken!

Ruth Lyck

President of the 21st Annual Meeting of Vascular Societies of Switzerland

SSMVR Board Member


Swiss Vascular Research Online-Meeting and (delayed) Annual General Assembly 2020 of the SSMVR

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have missed meeting each other in November 2020 in Interlaken at our Annual Meeting. To catch up on our business issues and on science we would like to cordially invite you to a Swiss Vascular Research Meeting combined with our (delayed) Annual General Assembly 2020.

This meeting  will take place on February 10th, 2021 from 2pm to 6 pm and will be held online via Zoom. Please find the agenda here. We ask all members of the SSMVR to complete the registration form, even if you cannot attend. There, you find separate registration questions to the Research Meeting and to the General Assembly. Link to the form: Deadline for registration and abstract submission is January 15, 2021.


The 4th Swiss Vascular Research Symposium as part of the 21st Symposium of the Union of Vascular Societies in Switzerland ( will take place in Interlaken on November 4 and 5, 2020. Due to the pandemic this meeting is cancelled, further details will be published on the SSMVR website.


The 3rd Swiss Vascular Research Symposium will take place in Lucerne on November 14, 2019. This one-day event is embedded into the 20th Symposium of the Union of Vascular Societies in Switzerland ( Confirmed Keynote speakers of the Vascular Research Symposium will be

- Stéphanie Hugues, Geneva, CH
- Holger Gerhardt, Berlin, DE

4 invited speakers (Louise Ince, Caroline Pot, Steven Proulx and Martin Ehrbar), a poster session and selected speakers from poster abstracts will form an inspiring day of science in the field of microcirculation and vascular research. Safe the date and spread the word. Please also feel free to forward and post the flyer of the Symposium.

Abstract submission via Deadline for submission has been extended to the 31st of July, 2019. No further extension can be expected.

All members of the SSMVR are cordially invited to participate at the general assembly and Apéro that will be from 4.30 pm.