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BSCR Autumn Meeting | Heart Failure – new therapeutic strategies

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

Location: Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

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)

Heart Rhythm Congress 2019

Start date: October 6, 2019 - End date: October 9, 2019

Location: The ICC, Birmingham, UK

BSCR Session | Tuesday 8 October, 08:30-10:00

Bench to Bedside: scientific frontiers of electrophysiology

Preliminary programme
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

ESC Myocardial Function & Cellular Biology of the Heart Meeting

Start date: May 9, 2019 - End date: May 11, 2019

Location: Naples, Italy

Biennial Meeting
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

Dyslipidaemias | HEART UK 33rd Annual Medical & Scientific Conference

Start date: July 3, 2019 - End date: July 5, 2019

Location: Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Dyslipidaemias | HEART UK 33rd Annual Medical & Scientific Conference


A line-up of internationally recognised speakers including:

  • Professor Stephen O'Rahilly (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr David Unwin (Norwood Surgery, Southport)
  • Ms Michaela Nuttall (Director for Smart Health Solutions)
  • Professor Charalambos Antoniades (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Maggie Williams (Bristol Genetics Lab)
  • Dr Jen Unwin (Consultant Clinical Health Pyschologist)

Full programme is available here

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions are invited by healthcare professionals on any topic relating to cholesterol and related conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis

Submit an Abstract

Abstract submission:  23:59 hrs - Monday 11 March  

Abstract authors notified of outcome:  Latest Friday 5 April

Key deadline dates 2019:

Rianna Wingett award deadline:  23:59 hrs – Monday 8 April

Early bird registration deadline23:59 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

Apply for a Travel Grant

Travel grant deadline23:59 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

BAS/BSCR Spring Meeting 2019

Start date: June 3, 2019 - End date: June 4, 2019

Location: Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester, M2 3GX

BAS/BSCR Spring Meeting 2019


Sessions include

  • Basic Science Hot Topics Session
  • Young Investigator Prize
  • Poster sessions
  • John French Lecture
  • Spotlight on BHF Fellows
  • Bioengineering strategies for cardiovascular applications
  • Endothelial dysfunction in heart failure
  • Molecular imaging of cardiovascular inflammation
  • BHF Bench-to-Bedside: Towards new treatments and biomarkers

For more details on the conference programme please click here


Travel Grants

The BSCR will consider awarding travel grants of up to £200 to bona fide students who are BSCR members and are presenting an abstract at the meeting.



Registration is free for BSCR members who should ensure that they register using the “BAS/BSCR Joint Meeting” tab.

Please click here to open the Meeting registration page.

The conference dinner will be held on Monday evening at Dukes 92, with a reduced rate for student delegates.



Will be available for booking as part of the registration process.


Abstract Submission

Poster abstract sessions - the top 10 abstracts will be selected for presentation as moderated posters on Monday afternoon whilst other accepted abstracts will be presented and judged on Tuesday afternoon

Young Investigator Prize

Combined BCS/BAS/BSCR competition 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

Abstract deadline has closed (deadline March 1st 2019)


Meeting Organisers

Endre Kiss-Toth, Claudia Monaco, Melanie Madhani, David Grieve

The 14th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular biology and Cardiovascular Disease

Start date: April 11, 2019 - End date: April 12, 2019

Location: Imperial College London, UK

The 14th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular biology and Cardiovascular Disease

We are delighted to announce the 14th international symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease, which will be held in London, UK, on April 11-12 2019.

Over the years, the symposium was successful in bridging the gap between biomechanics, vascular biology and clinical research.

This year, the scientific program of the symposium will not only cover aspects of vascular biology and clinical research related to biomechanics, but will be structured around Controversies in Science. Scientific discussions are the best way to generate new ideas, and we would like to focus on this aspect more strongly. To meet our goal, each session will bring together at least two internationally renowned scientists, each with controversial ideas around the topic. The oral sessions will be complemented with a selection from submitted abstracts. Furthermore, a poster session will be organised and there will be a Young Investigators Award.

We hope to welcome you to London in 2019 for an inspiring 14th symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease.

Please do put the dates in your diary and come to London:

Summer School on Basic Cardiovascular Science

Start date: June 16, 2019 - End date: June 20, 2019

Location: Sophia Antipolis, France

Summer School on Basic Cardiovascular Science

The Summer School on Basic Cardiovascular Science will be held from 16-20 June 2019 at the European Heart House in Sophia Antipolis, France.

You can find the programme and the objectives of the course announced here.

Pre-inscriptions will be open from 14 January - 11 February 2019.

Irish Association of Pharmacologists annual meeting

Date: November 30, 2018

Time: 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm

Location: Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast

Irish Association of Pharmacologists annual meeting

The Irish Association of Pharmacologists annual meeting will take place this year on Friday 30 November at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (  This is a large purpose-built centre for research located on the Queen’s University campus at the Belfast City Hospital site, opened for use in 2015. WWIEM sits adjacent to the Centre for Cancer Research & Cell Biology and, as such, the venue is right in the hub of health sciences research in Belfast.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide a platform for presentation of state-of-the-art lectures in areas considered of great relevance to healthcare.  Join us for a fantastic programme.  Highlights will include keynote presentations from:

  • Jochen Prehn (Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland) on apoptosis sensitisers
  • Amrita Ahluwalia (William Harvey Research Institute, London) on sodium nitrite in cardioprotection
  • Danny McAuley (Royal Victoria Hospital and Queen's University of Belfast) on acute respiratory distress syndrome

Delegates can enjoy these talks and also abstract presentations, plus networking opportunities. There are prizes available for early career researchers giving oral or poster presentations.

Details of the programme are available here (

Cardiac non-myocytes; emerging therapeutic targets

Date: December 19, 2018

Time: 9.00 am

Location: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

Cardiac non-myocytes; emerging therapeutic targets

Cardiac non-myocytes; emerging therapeutic targets

A BSCR-organised embedded symposium at Pharmacology 2018

Wednesday 19th December, 9.00 am, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre


‘Endogenous sources of neovascularization’ – Nicola Smart, University of Oxford

‘Targeting non-myocytes to alter cardiac electrophysiology: emerging concepts’ – Peter Kohl, University of Freiburg, Germany

‘The vascular smooth muscle cell as a therapeutic target’ – Karen Porter, University of Leeds

‘IL-11: the fibrosis cytokine’ – Stuart Cook, Duke-National University of Singapore


Session Chairs: Patrizia Camelliti (University of Surrey), Daniel Stuckey (University College London)


Submit an abstract – deadline Friday 14th September
Abstracts selected for both oral and poster presentation will be published in the British Journal of Pharmacology or the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.



Symposia include – Clinical ED50: improving the evidence basis of dose; Medicines optimisation - how could clinical pharmacologists contribute? New psychoactive substances: pharmacology influencing practice, policy and the law; Targeting calcium ion channels in disease.



Open soon with reduced affiliate rate for BSCR members.