The Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology (www.gfmvb.com) promotes the scientific exchange of information in the field of microcirculation and vascular biology in German-speaking countries. Aspects from theoretical and experimental basic research to clinical studies and from molecular and cellular investigations to integrative approaches are represented. The annual scientific conferences serve to discuss new findings and to support young scientists. Members of the society (annual fee: € 50, students € 20) automatically become members of the European Society for Microcirculation and are given free access to the Journal of Vascular Research. The GfMVB pays the membership fee to the ESM (€ 20, students € 5).