(UPDATE : 2007.02.28)


Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the Japanese Society for Microcirculation, I would like to ask you to nominate a candidate researcher for The Nishimaru Award. Since the first award was sent to Professor Robert S. McCuskey in 1987, the Society awarded distinguished researchers who greatly contributed to advances of basic and clinical microvascular researches. List of the researchers awarded in previous World Congress are as follows:

  1. 4th World Congress in Tokyo
    Robert S McCuskey (Department of Anatomy, University of Arizona)
    Hepatic Microvascular heterogeneity and functional units
  2. 5th World Congress in Louisville
    Terence J Ryan (Department of Dermatology, The Slade Hospital, Oxford)
    Immunology and the vascular system
  3. 6th World Congress in Munich
    David H Lewis (University Hospital, Linkoping)
    Microcirculation in Europe: Is its future as promising as its past ?
  4. 7th World Congress in Sydney
    Konrad Messmer (Institute for Surgical Research, Klinikum Grosshardern, Munich)
    Microangiodynamics in hemodilution

As you know, our society is characterized by a mixture of both basic and clinical microvascular researchers who are greatly interested in organ microcirculation. The Society has thus awarded distinguished scientists who revealed mechanistic views of regulatory mechanisms for organ microcirculation or cutting-edge application of the technologies, engineering and clinical interventions to microvascular researches.

Until now, the Japanese Society has chosen list of candidates through activities of Executive Committee. On this occasion for the 8th World Congress, our society has decided to recruit possible candidates for the Award in a more global manner as “Nishimaru-Tsuchiya International Award” renamed after the late Professor Masaharu Tsuchiya (The former President of the Society, passed away on April 7, 2001) who emphasized importance of organ microvascular researches in the 4th World Congress. Requirements for recruitment are as follows.

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Lists of Publications (Check 5 important articles and send these reprints)
  3. A letter of recommendation by a microvascular researcher who can properly validate a quality of his or her works (free form).

Send these materials together with one electric file (either MS word or PDF is acceptable) through e-mail to js-micro@imic.or.jp no later than March 31, 2007.

Hiromasa Ishii, MD, PhD
The Japanese Society for Microcirculation