INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL Vascular Cell Functions in Health and Diseases – SANTIAGO – CHILE

Dear Colleagues.

We are pleased to announce that Heidelberg University (Germany) in a joint effort with researchers from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile will run an International Summer School (ISS) for doctoral students in the topic of Vascular Cell Functions in Health and Diseases

Up to 25 outstanding doctoral students from selected universities in Europe and Latin America will be invited to participate in the ISS.

The objectives of this project are to strengthen academic collaboration between Asia, Europe and Latin America and to foster networks of young researchers from these regions. All costs (attendance fee, travel and accommodation) for doctoral students who have been awarded a scholarship will be covered by this program.

Please find enclosed the Official Call and Application Form for the ISS to be held at the HEIDELBERG CENTER LATIN-AMERICA in SANTIAGO DE CHILE, between October 7-19, 2018.

Doctoral supervisors can nominate their students for the summer school scholarship; however, self-nominations are also invited.

As part of the activities of the ISS, we are proud to make the First Call to participate as a presenter at the International Postgraduate Workshop 2018 (IPW 2018). IPW 2018 main topic is Human Pregnancy Complications in Diabesity and will run between October 17-18 (i.e., within the ISS) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago, Chile). IPW 2018 will include keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations and is open to applications from undergraduates, MSc, PhD, postdoctorals and researchers. Please send us a letter of intent to attend and presenting your results at the IPW 2018 in conjunction with the ISS.

Please let us know whether you need further information at:

J Kroll, 

G García-Rivas, 

L Sobrevia,

Looking forward to a positive reception to this call to participate of the ISS (and IPW 2018), best wishes,



Research Assistant Postgraduate Position in CHILE

The Cellular & Molecular Physiology Laboratory (CMPL) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is seeking applicants for a research assistant postgraduate position.

Project: Role of insulin receptors and adenosine receptors in prevention of fetoplacental endothelial dysfunction by insulin in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.

Position is expected to start on: March 1st, 2018.
Applicants must submit via e-mail an abbreviated CV (max. three pages) and two references (including e-mail address and telephone). Not a letter is required at this stage. Applicants will be interviewed (videoconference).

Contact: Professor Luis Sobrevia
Postal address: Marcoleta 391, Santiago 8330024, CHILE
E-mails: or


Confirmed Awards and Speakers

There has been some really interesting news for the IFPA & SLIMP 2019 meeting in the official website.

We previously announced that there was going to be several awards. Now we know that there will be awards based upon abstract or presentation for new investigators, with many awards on each category!
These awards aim to help the participation of new investigators in this or the next meeting.
Also, there will be recognition awards for investigators nominated by the community for their outstanding contributions to the field.
All conditions to participate and the prizes are available here.

Another important announce is the list of confirmed Speakers and Workshop, Symposia & Special Activities Organizers (available here). There a several renowned international speakers as well as many speakers from our society that have already confirmed their participation. We will publish the details of the activities soon.

Hope these news make you excited for the IFPA & SLIMP 2019.

Happy Holydays and Happy 2018!

Remember to save the date! 10-13 September 2019


Some news about the next meeting

As we already announced, IFPA and SLIMP 2019 will be held together. Now we can also confirm the location: it will be at the Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Futher more, all Latin America based Senior, Mid-career and New Investigators will be able to apply for a half price reduction in the registration rate.

There will be numerous possibilities for free registration fellowships for New Investigators, based on the abstract ranking. More than twenty of these fellowships will be specific for Latin America based researchers!

We are also glad to announce that there will be special sessions and activities for New Investigators. 

Start now planning the research to share at IFPA & SLIMP 2019!!

Save the date! 10-13 September 2019


IFPA – SLIMP 2019 official announcement!


It is our pleasure to announce the International Federation of
Placenta Associations 2019 (IFPA2019) to be held jointly with the 8th
Latin American Symposium on Maternal-Fetal Interaction and Placenta
(VIII SLIMP) in the exciting city of Buenos Aires, Argentina from
September 10th to 13th 2019.
The meeting has been designed to provide a great opportunity to reach
an overview of the lastest research developments in placenta and
maternal-fetal interaction.


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