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Past Meetings

BSMB Spring Meeting "Stroma, Niche and Repair"

April 8, 2019

On April the 8th and 9th 2019 the BSMB held it's Spring Meeting at the University of Liverpool in Conjunction with Matrix Biology Ireland. The conference, organsied by Prof George Bou-Gharios was attended by over 150 delegates from across the world and focused on the them 'Stroma, Niche and Repair'. A highlight of this meeting was the inaugural awrad of the BSMB medal to Professor Ken Yamada. To see the conference booklet click here.


BSMB Autumn Meeting 'Cell Adhesion Networks in Health and Disease'

Sept. 9, 2019

On September the 9th and 10th, 2019 the BSMB held it's Autumn Meeting at the University of East Anglia. The conference, organsied by Dr Stephen Robinson was focused on the them 'Cell adhesion networks in health and disease'. A highlight of this meeting was the announcement of this years BSMB youn investigator awardee who was Dr Slavatore Santamaria. To see the conference booklet click here.

The Fatty Matrix: Biochemistry and Clinical Relevance of Lipid/Matrix Interactions

April 6, 2020

BSMB Spring Meeting, April 06 and 07, 2020
University of Surrey campus Guildford

Meeting cancellation

With very great regret, I am announcing that the BSMB Spring Meeting is cancelled with immediate effect. As you know, concerns regarding the coronavirus have been with us for some time and show no signs of abating. There are implications for travel, university access and group meetings both here in the UK and abroad. With four weeks until the meeting, we felt it necessary to provide certainty and clarity, with little choice but to cancel our meeting.
I apologise to all registrants and speakers who were due to attend our meeting, we shall be contacting every one of you individually. I especially wish to thank Giovanna Nalesso who has worked tirelessly for the success of the meeting and who, naturally, is disappointed that it will not now take place. Kim Midwood and I have had continuing discussions with Giovanna and once the current situation resolves, we shall work with the BSMB Committee to decide whether it will be feasible to hold this meeting at a future date. 
I would like to stress that this decision does not impact our autumn meeting in any way. Plans are well advanced to hold this meeting on August 31/September 01 in Glasgow, with Tom van Agtmael as the meeting organiser working alongside Rachael Lennon and Fabio Quandamatteo. We hope that in the course of the spring and summer the situation improves and we can continue as normal. 
Finally I would like to thank my colleagues in the BSMB and everyone for their understanding and support. 

John Couchman
Chairman, BSMB
March 09, 2020

Basement Membranes in Health and Disease

Sept. 1, 2020

The BSMB Autumn meeting will took place online. The theme was Basement Mebranes In Health and Disease. The Meeting took place on the 1st to 3rd of September 2020.

To see the program Click Here

For a look back at the graphical abstracts from this meeting click here and for a video click here

Inflammation, Fibrosis, Resolution and the Matrix

April 12, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the BSMB spring meeting will take place on line on the 12th and13th of April, 2021.

The theme will be 'Inflammation, Fibrosis, Resoultion and the Matrix'.

The meeting is hosted by Prof Stephanie Dakin from the University of Oxford.

To register click here

The program is available here

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