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BSCR 2021 Autumn Meeting: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in cardiovascular disease

Start date: September 6, 2021 - End date: September 8, 2021

Location: Online


Main meeting: September 6-8th, 2021

Early career meeting: September 6th, 2021

Organising Committee (University of Bristol): Dr Andrew Bond, Dr Anita Thomas, Dr Elisa Avolio, Dr Michele Carrabba, Prof. Paolo Madeddu, Prof. Raimondo Ascione

Scientific Programme

The full programme can be found here. Highlights include:

  • Scientific Session: Tissue Engineering for Cardiovascular Application
  • Scientific Session: Cardiovascular repair
  • Scientific Session: Regenerative Medicine Therapies
  • Bernard and Joan Marshall Young Investigator Award presentations
  • Bernard and Joan Marshall Distinguished Lecture (Prof. Toshiharu Shinoka, Ohio State University, USA)
  • BSCR Keynote Lecture (Dr Nicola Smart, University of Oxford, UK)
  • Poster session and Early Career Symposium

Register for the meeting

Please click the following links to register (registration will also give access to the Early Career Symposium):

  • BSCR members (free): Register here
  • Non-member (£50): Register here
  • Invited speaker (free): Registration not required

Apply here for BSCR membership (£10 for students, £30 full member) to take advantage of free registration.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now open (deadline Friday 30th July).

Please email abstracts to [email protected] using the following guidelines.

Title: Maximum 200 characters typed in lower-case letters, except for abbreviations and study names.

Author List: Please note that the first author should be the abstract Presenter by default.

Abstract content: Abstracts should be 250 words max. We recommend you structure your abstract using the following headings:






The highest ranked abstracts will be selected for oral presentation over the three days of the meeting. All other accepted abstracts will be presented at the Tuesday and Wednesday poster sessions.

Notification of the outcome of your submission will be sent via e-mail in August 2021

Funding support and meeting sponsors











BSCR 2021 Early Career Research Symposium

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 13:30

Location: Online

BSCR 2021 Early Career Research Symposium:

 April 21st | 13:30 | Online (Zoom)

A dedicated symposium for Early Career Researchers (ECR). All speakers are ECR, with the exception of our keynote speaker, Prof. Shankar Srinivas (University of Oxford). Non-ECR are also welcome to register, to discover what advances are being made by the next generation of cardiovascular scientists. FREE to attend for BSCR members and non-members.

13:30-13:35     Introduction

13:35-14:00     Investigating the role of dysferlin in the heart

      Callum Quinn (University of Manchester)

14:00-14:25     Using optical technology in cardiovascular research

      Dr Caroline Muellenbroich (University of Glasgow)

14:25-14:50     Deciphering the mechanical code of cardiomyocytes – the role of DLC1

      Dr Ioannis Xanthis (Queen Mary University of London)

14:50-15:15     Break

15:15-15:40     Targeting MMPs activity in the fight against atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm

      Dr Karina Di Gregoli (University of Bristol)

15:40-16:05     The role of Glypican 1 in stiffness-mediated endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease

                        Dr Marwa Mahmoud (City College of New York)

16:05-16:45     Keynote lecture: Understanding the emergence of form and function in the heart at single cell resolution

      Prof. Shankar Srinivas (University of Oxford)

16:45-17:00     Discussion & Closing Remarks


For more information and to register:

BAS/BSCR at the BCS Annual Conference 2021

Start date: June 7, 2021 - End date: June 8, 2021

Location: Online

For abstract submission see here.

To register see here.

Full programme available here.

Michael Davies Early Career Award

This award is to honour researchers who have recently established themselves as independent investigators and who have made an outstanding contribution to cardiovascular science. The award is open for applications from clinicians and non-clinicians who have an affiliation with a UK institution.

The award of £1500 and a certificate, is made at the Annual Conference. Unsuccessful applicants from previous years are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications will close at 17:00, 31st March

Application form

ISHR 2021

Start date: June 29, 2021 - End date: July 1, 2021

Location: Online

ISHR-ES 2021

36th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Heart Research European Section

Online | 29 June - 1 July 2021

Top 5 reasons to attend:
1. Three afternoons of Scientific Excellence
2. An extra ECI pre-symposium for young scientists
3. Low fees for all ISHR members
4. One-year membership to ISHR-ES for regular registrants
5. Awards for best posters and Young Investigator Awards


For more information, a programme and registration visit here

71st Annual British Microcirculation and Vascular Biology Society Conference

Start date: April 15, 2021 - End date: April 16, 2021

Location: Online


Translational benefits of targeting the microcirculation

April 15 - 16 2021, Virtual Event


The 71st Annual British Microcirculation and Vascular Biology Society (BMVBS) conference will be held over two days (15th and 16th April 2021) and will bring together renowned speakers from Europe and the USA to inform delegates about recent research into a broad range of topics in the field of the microcirculation and the vasculature.

Blood vessels play fundamental roles in the development of a variety of diseases including cancer, dementia and osteoporosis; as well as physiological responses such as exercise and metabolism.  The sessions will focus on how we could target the vasculature to provide therapeutic benefit.

As a society BMVBS aims to encourage the advancement and involvement of younger researchers. This conference will promote this by providing opportunities for early carer researchers to present their research selected from submitted abstracts, flanked by excellent plenary speakers.  Themed poster sessions will provide another opportunity for presentations and networking.

The BMVBS conference will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their research in an multidisciplinary and friendly environment, despite the ongoing restrictions.

We hope to virtually see you in April.

Dr Paul Meakin and Professor Stuart Egginton

(Conference Organising Committee)


For detailed information, abstract submission and registration see here

89th EAS Congress

Start date: May 30, 2021 - End date: June 2, 2021

Location: Helsinki

On behalf of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) and the Finnish Atherosclerosis Society we invite you to the 89th EAS Congress in Helsinki, Finland.

During the meeting we will explore the latest developments in research into the causes of atherosclerosis and related vascular disease, and how these may affect the clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. One of the features of EAS Congress is the high-level interdisciplinary exchange between clinicians and basic researchers. With many world-leading experts already confirmed, the EAS 2021 scientific programme will offer a bench-to-bedside overview of the latest current research in the field - including the award-winning Anitschkow Lecture, outstanding Keynote Lectures, state-of-the-art Plenary Sessions, and focused Workshops and Advance Clinical Seminars. We firmly believe that presenting and discussing one’s work with others and sparking ideas from others’ work is the key to progress in science. We encourage you to join us – to ask questions and share ideas during the Science at a Glance and Poster Sessions.

EAS supports young scientists in progressing their careers through Young Investigator Fellowships. This important initiative offers early-career scientists the opportunity to take part in the Congress, to learn through presenting their own research, attending the scientific programme, and getting to know others in the field. Information about Fellowships can be found on the Society website, and we welcome abstract submissions from young scientists.

We are extremely happy to invite you to attend the EAS 2021 Congress on May 30-June 2, 2021. We welcome clinicians and basic researchers studying atherosclerosis and related vascular disease to present their findings to the international scientific community. You are sure to gain new friends, new ideas, and inspiration to take your studies of atherosclerosis and related vascular disease to new levels!

Scientific topics

Abstract submission

Abstract submission deadline: January 12, 2021.


Black in Cardio Week

Start date: October 19, 2020 - End date: October 25, 2020

Location: Online

NEW BlackInCardio Calendar (Poster Size)


Start date: November 26, 2020 - End date: November 27, 2020

Location: Online


The BSH Annual Meeting will cover the latest scientific research, data and the best clinical practice in heart failure care. The conference will be taking place virtually using cutting edge technology bringing you multimedia content from a specialist, internationally renowned faculty.      This event will cover core areas of interest to all health professionals responsible for the care of heart failure patients.



For more information and to register visit:

BSCR online autumn symposium 2020 | Coronavirus and the cardiovascular system

Date: September 8, 2020

Time: 13:30 - 17:00

Location: Online


Online Symposium

Tuesday 8th September 2020

Coronavirus and the cardiovascular system

As our regular autumn meeting was postponed due to COVID-19, the BSCR have organised this highly topical online symposium.

"Coronavirus and the cardiovascular system" is free to attend for BSCR members and non-members. We have three excellent speakers (see below). The symposium will be followed by the BSCR AGM for members only.

While membership is not required to attend the symposium, we encourage non-members to visit our homepage ( Here you can learn more about the BSCR, advantages of membership and how to become a member.


To register for this symposium click here 


You should receive a confirmatory email shortly after registering. It may go to your junk folder. If it doesn't arrive contact [email protected]



1.30: Welcome Karen Porter, BSCR Chair


1.40 – 2.25: Anda Bularga, University of Edinburgh

COVID-HEART: Direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on acute cardiac care


2.25 – 3.10: Anthony Davenport, University of Cambridge

ACE2, the viral entry ‘receptor’ for SARS-CoV-2 in the human cardiovascular system.


3.10 - 3.55: Tomasz Guzik, University of Glasgow

Immunopathology of cardiovascular disease as contributor to greater risk of COVID-19.

3.55: Concluding remarks Karen Porter


4.15: Annual General Meeting of the BSCR for BSCR members only.

Joint BAS/BSCR Late Spring Meeting 2020

Start date: June 1, 2020 - End date: June 2, 2020

Location: Manchester Central, Manchester, UK


Abstracts (Deadline 2nd March)

Preliminary Programme

Further Information on BCS website

Symposium Title: Novel Insights into Cardiovascular comorbidities

Monday 1st June 2020, 10.45-12.15

Chairs – Andy Sage, Rhian Touyz

Jose Fuster, CNIC Madrid – Clonal hematopoiesis – links to atherosclerotic disease

Ian Bruce, University of Manchester – Rheumatological diseases – a cardiovascular risk factor

Antony Vidal-Puig, University of Cambridge – Obesity and Adipose dysfunction in cardiovascular risk

Rhian Touyz, University of Glasgow – Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease: Clinical Insights and Vascular Mechanisms

Symposium Title: Neuroimmune Modulation of Cardiovascular Function

Monday 1st June 2020, 13.45-15.15

Chairs – Pasquale Maffia, Tomasz Guzik

Peder Olofsson – Neuronal control of inflammation and bioelectronic medicine

Prof Partha Dutta – Sympathetic Neuronal Activation Triggers Myeloid Progenitor Proliferation and Differentiation

Prof Daniela Carnevale – Neuroimmune Control of Cardiac and Vascular Remodelling in Hypertension

Dr Giuseppe D’Agostino – Control of Peripheral Metabolism via Genetic Modulation of Brain Circuits

Symposium Title: A decade of genome-wide association studies

Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 8.30-10.00

Chairs – Manuel Mayr, Sanjay Sinha

Jeanette Erdmann, Luebeck, Germany – What have we learnt for coronary artery disease?

Aroon Hingorani, UCL – Mendelian randomisation – causal analysis and drug development

Gerard Pasterkamp, Utrect, Netherlands – Fine-tuning the definition of the atherosclerotic plaque at risk, the value of bulk and single cell RNA sequencing of human plaques.

Hugh Watkins, Oxford – The impact of common variants on rare/inherited disease phenotypes

Other Sessions

Joint BCS/BAS/BSCR Young Investigator Prize

Deadlines to be announced shortly

Combined BCS/BAS/BSCR with the top 5 applications being selected for oral presentation on Tuesday lunchtime with a first prize of £1,000. Open to basic scientists who are no more than 5 years post-PhD and clinicians who have not attained consultant status. Application requires submission of a brief communication (1,000 words with up to 5 tables/figures). Please note that if your submission for the Young Investigator Prize is not shortlisted for presentation, it is not automatically entered as a standard poster abstract submission. To do this you will need to separately submit your abstract following the normal submission process and you are encouraged to do this – if your application for the Young Investigator Prize is subsequently shortlisted then you will have the option of withdrawing your standard poster abstract.

John French Lecture – tbc

Poster sessions

Hot Topics – Insights into novel techniques and approaches in cardiovascular science from leading practitioners