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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

British Society for Heart Failure Autumn Meeting

Start date: November 28, 2019 - End date: November 29, 2019

Location: QEII Conference Centre, London, UK

Improving quality and reducing inequality in heart failure

Key dates

Young Investigators’ Award abstract submission deadline: 16 September
Early Bird rate registration deadline: 11 October

Visit the conference website at for details on abstract submission, registration and the scientific programme.

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biomedicine

Start date: April 23, 2020 - End date: April 26, 2020

Location: Budapest, Hungary


Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biomedicine

6th Congress of the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science


Important Dates

25th October 2019: Abstract submission deadline

10th February 2020: Early registration fee deadline

16th March 2020: Late registration fee deadline


Please see the conference website for more details



Pharmacology 2019 | Detecting endothelial cell dysfunction towards the identification of novel therapeutic targets

Start date: December 15, 2019 - End date: December 17, 2019

Location: Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland, UK

As in previous years, the BSCR is delighted to have been selected to organise a themed session at Pharmacology 2019.

Endothelial dysfunction is an early predictor of vascular disease and associated risk factors and co-morbidities, including hypertension, diabetes, dementia and aging. It is hallmarked by an imbalance in the release of mediators, due to a number of mechanisms including oxidative stress and elevated levels of reactive oxygen species. There is a drive for the early detection of endothelial dysfunction to enable targeted delivery of novel therapies that will prevent or slow disease progression. This symposium will discuss efforts to identify novel targets and emerging pharmacological intervention strategies, towards treatment and the restoration of vascular health and function

Session Details:  
Sunday 15th December (11.45 - 13.30)

Dr May Azzawi, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 
Dr Stephen White, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

The role of Cystathionine γ Lyase Sulfhydrates in the preservation of endothelial cell function
Dr Iris Bibli, Goethe University, Germany

Cerebrovascular protective effects of the GH/GF-1 system in ageing
Dr Anna Csiszar, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA

Endothelial derived C-type Natriuretic peptide in vascular homeostasis
Professor Adrian Hobbs, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Resveratrol potentiates vasorelaxation, via interaction with multiple dilator pathways
Dr May Azzawi, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Investigating BACE1 inhibition as a novel therapeutic approach for endothelial dysfunction associated with type 2 diabetes
Dr Paul Meakin, University of Leeds, UK

Conference Registration & Abstract Submission

Registration is now open and discounted for BSCR members. BSCR members are encouraged to submit abstracts for the main meeting (deadline 13th September 2019). Please visit the British Pharmacological Society meeting website for further details:

BSCR Autumn Meeting | Heart Failure – new therapeutic strategies

Start date: September 9, 2019 - End date: September 10, 2019

Location: Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

Scientific Programme

The full programme can be found here. Highlights include:

  • Scientific Session: Pathobiology and management of heart failure
  • Scientific Session: Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering for Heart Failure
  • Scientific Session: The Academia-Industry Interface in Heart Failure
  • Bernard and Joan Marshall Young Investigator Award presentations
  • Bernard and Joan Marshall Distinguished Lecture (Professor Joseph Wu, Stanford University; Cardiac repair and regeneration)
  • BSCR Keynote Lecture (Professor Ajay Shah, King’s College London; ROS, NO and heart failure)
  • Poster session and Early Career Symposium

Submit an abstract

The abstract submission system is now closed (deadline Monday 22nd July)

The top 6 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation over the two days of the Meeting. All other accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the poster session on Monday evening (posters will be available to view throughout the meeting). Notification of the outcome of your submission will be sent via e-mail in August 2019.

Register for the meeting

Standard registration fees (after July 22nd 2019)

  • BSCR student member (£35)
  • BSCR ordinary member (£80)
  • Non-member (£150)
  • Commercial (£150)
  • Invited speaker (free)

Please complete the registration form to attend the main meeting and ECR symposium (free). The conference dinner, which will take place at Emmanuel College, can also be booked here along with accommodation. Registration deadline: Monday 2nd September 2019

Apply here for membership to take advantage of reduced registration rates

Accommodation at Emmanuel College

The following
accommodation is available on-site at Emmanuel College:

  • Standard single room (£45) – note these rooms do not have en suite facilities
  • Single room with en-suite (£65)
  • Twin room with en-suite (£95)

Accommodation can be booked as part of the registration

More about Emmanuel College accommodation can be found here

Getting to Emmanuel College

The easiest way to travel to the conference is by rail. Emmanuel College is located within walking distance from Cambridge Station (~20 min walk), or alternatively, a taxi rank can be found just outside the station. A map of the college can be found here

Parking: There are no parking facilities available on-site. Delegates are strongly advised to travel by other means. For those delegates who need to travel by car, the nearest parking facility is located at the Queen Anne Terrace Car Park, Parkers Piece (CB1 1ND).

Student Travel Grants

The BSCR will consider awarding travel grants of up to £200 to bona fide students who are BSCR members towards the cost of attending this meeting. Awards are made at the discretion of the BSCR Treasurer, whose decision will be final. The aim of the scheme is to encourage PhD and DPhil students to attend and contribute to the meeting


  • The applicant must be registered for a PhD or DPhil in an institution in the United Kingdom.
  • The applicant must be a member of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research at the time of application.
  • The applicant must be the presenting author of an abstract accepted for communication at the meeting.
  • Students may only make one application per calendar year.
  • The applicant must state the mode of travel (e.g. rail, car, etc.) and claims must be based on the most economical mode and class of travel up to a maximum of £150.
  • Hotel accommodation must be no more than 3* or equivalent.
  • The cost of meals may not be included in the claim

Apply for a travel grant here

Deadline for application: Monday 26th August


The BSCR is grateful to the following companies for sponsoring the meeting:

Physiology 2019 Satellite Symposium | Cellular Mechanisms of anti-cancer induced cardiotoxicity

Date: July 7, 2019

Location: Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, UK


Deadline for abstract submission: 15th April 2019

For more details on the symposium programme and abstract submission please click here



Susan Currie (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Margaret Cunningham (University of Strathclyde, UK)