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Welcome to the homepage of Korean Society for Vascular Biology and Medicine (KVBM)!

Blood vessels, the channel through which blood and oxygen are supplied to human tissues are very important for maintaining the life and health. With the life style changes including diet and longevity, it becomes more frequent these days to see many blood vessel-related diseases around us. In fact, major intractable diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke, cancer, retinopathy, angiopathy, and heart failure are directly or indirectly caused by problems in the blood vessels.

The Korean Society for Vascular Biology and Medicine was founded from the Vascular Research Society in 2000, where national scientists gathered to actively catch up with the latest advances in the field of vascular research, promote mutual exchange and cooperation research between domestic and foreign researchers, and to nurture professional experts. Based on this momentum, we’ve planted our platform for vascular biology research in Korea by actively engaging in academic and research activities at Science Research Center (SRC) of Kangwon National University, Korea-Japan Joint Symposium, and the Institute for Basic Science Center for Vascular Research Institute (IBS). With these activities, the Korean Society for Vascular Biology and Medicine was established in 2014. Since then we’ve been producing and utilizing the cutting edge research in the field and accomplishing major global achievements. Among them, we’re holding International Vascular Biology Meeting (IVBM) 2020 in Seoul. IVBM is biennial international conference joining 30 countries with 1,000 researchers world-wide, sharing their latest results and establishing global network of collaborations. This year, IVBM 2020 will be held at Conrad hotel in Seoul. It wouldn’t have been possible without members of the society. Hosting such a big international conference would be an honor of serving as a key player among international groups of vascular biology societies.

Like the essential role that blood vessels function in our body, the Korean Society for Vascular Biology and Medicine will continue to serve as a healthy and efficient channel for members-academia-research-medical institutions-industry-political institutions. We will build strong network among national and international researchers to advance the academic development in the vascular biology field, which will ultimately improve the welfare and quality of life of patients.

I would like to ask your warm support, encouragement, participation, and advice so that the Korean Society for Vascular Biology and Medicine can serve as the platform in the field of blood vessels both at home and abroad.

Thank you.

March 1, 2020

President, the Korean Society for Vascular Biology and Medicine

Goo Taeg Oh, D.V.M., Ph.D