Remembering Professor Tomoh Masaki

Tomoh Masaki, MD PhD (1934-2020)

Welcome to the official website of the
International Conferences on Endothelin. Established in 1988, this global biomedical conference has now entered its fourth decade. Professor Masaki, who discovered endothelin and endothelin receptors at the University of Tsukuba in 1987, recently passed away after a long illness. The research and new patient treatments that have resulted from Professor Masaki's discovery have been summarized in the article «Endothelin - 30 years from discovery to therapy» and the obituary «In memoriam: Tomoh Masaki».

The endothelin conferences are held biannually in a rotating fashion in America, Europe, and Asia, presenting the latest in basic and clinical science on endothelin and endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs). The conference is organized by the Endothelin International Advisory Board (ET-IAB). This website offers information about endothelin science history and past and upcoming and endothelin conferences. Videos of lectures and presentations from previous conferences are also available.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the «Seventeenth International Conference on Endothelin» (ET-17), will be held October 4-7, 2021 as a virtual conference and will be co-chaired by Michelle Gumz, University of Florida and Kelly Hyndman, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Official website of ET conferences since 1988