To include an Early Career Symposium on 7th September.
Location: Wills Memorial Building (TBC), Bristol, UK
Further Information on BCS website
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
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
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
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
Hot Topics – Insights into novel techniques and approaches in cardiovascular science from leading practitioners
Young Investigators’ Award abstract submission deadline: 16 September
Early Bird rate registration deadline: 11 October
Visit the conference website at www.bsh.org.uk/meetings/bsh-future-meetings for details on abstract submission, registration and the scientific programme.
6th Congress of the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science
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
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
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: https://www.bps.ac.uk/news-events/events/2019/pharmacology-2019
The full programme can be found here. Highlights include:
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.
Standard registration fees (after July 22nd 2019)
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 is available on-site at Emmanuel College:
Accommodation can be booked as part of the registration
More about Emmanuel College accommodation can be found here
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).
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
Apply for a travel grant here
Deadline for application: Monday 26th August
The BSCR is grateful to the following companies for sponsoring the meeting:
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)
Bench to Bedside: scientific frontiers of electrophysiology
What has basic science ever done for me, a clinician?
Matt Daniels, Oxford, UK
Why do athletes get arrhythmias, and what can we do (apart from burn them)?
Luis Mont, Barcelona, Spain
Data, AI and the android electrophysiologist: Machine learning for you, your patients and your job
Blanca Rodriguez, Oxford, UK
The organisers invite submission of abstracts from BSCR members to present at this session
The deadline for submission is 31st May 2019.
If your abstract is selected, the presenting author will be eligible to register for the congress at the abstract presenter rate. Successful abstracts will be published in peer reviewed EP Europace journal. For details on submission please go to the conference abstract page
For more details on the conference and for the full programme please click here
Topic(s): Cardiac Biology and Physiology; Myocardial Disease
The joint meeting of the ESC Working Groups on Myocardial Function and Cellular Biology of the Heart has become a traditional meeting held every two years and presenting the cutting-edge of scientific outcomes in dedicated fields. It offers the opportunity to network and allows scientific exchanges in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, between early career researchers and outstanding international speakers.
Deadline to submit abstract: 1 April 2019
For more information please click here
A line-up of internationally recognised speakers including:
Full programme is available here
Abstract submissions are invited by healthcare professionals on any topic relating to cholesterol and related conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis
Abstract submission: 23:59 hrs - Monday 11 March
Abstract authors notified of outcome: Latest Friday 5 April
Rianna Wingett award deadline: 23:59 hrs – Monday 8 April
Early bird registration deadline: 23:59 hrs – Monday 13 May
Deadline for registration refunds or cancellations (non negotiable): 23:59 hrs – Monday 10 June
A limited number of Travel Grants are available
Travel grant deadline: 23:59 hrs – Monday 8 April
Travel grant applicants notified of outcome: Monday 15 April
Who should attend?
includes - Consultants, SpRs, Chemical Pathologists, Clinical Lipidologists, Geneticists, Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Cardiovascular Radiologists, General Practitioners, GPs with Specialist Interest in CVD, Physicians, Diabetologists, Scientists and researchers in cardiovascular diseases
Specialist FH nurses, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Ancillary health professionals, Caring Professionals, Community Pharmacists, Directors of Public Health, Healthcare Commissioners