BAS Annual Virtual Meeting 2021

Thursday 16 – Friday 17 September 2021


Vascular Ageing and Hypertension – towards new targets for treatments

Organised by
Professor Tomas GUZIK, Professor Sheila FRANCIS + Dr Helle JORGENSEN

Hugh Sinclair lecture
Catherine Boileau

Charis Antoniades (BAS) 

Exploring Familial Hypercholesterolaemia – the journey of PCSK9 | Prof Catherine BOILEAU, Paris, FRANCE

SESSION 1: Hypertension – state of the art

Michael Holmes (BAS) + Tomasz Guzik (BAS) 

Hypertension and genomics | Prof Sir Mark CAULFIELD, London, UK

Hypertension and Immunity | Prof David HARRISON, Vanderbilt, USA

SESSION 2: Vascular Smooth muscle cells, ageing and cardiovascular disease 

Endre Kiss-Toth( BAS) + Mandy Grootaert ( BAS) 

Vascular smooth muscle cell ageing and calcification | Prof Cathy SHANAHAN,London, UK

Novel insights into premature ageing and atherosclerosis | Prof Vicente ANDRES, Madrid, SPAIN

Clonal expansion of SMCs and atherosclerosis | Prof Jacob Fog BENZON, Aarhus, DENMARK

SESSION 3: Early career investigator awards

Sponsored by Cardiovascular Research

Tomasz Guzik (BAS) + Murray Clarke (BAS)

Young BAS Community session – Inspiring Career Talk and questions 

SESSION 4: The intersection between inflammation and coagulation

Sheila Francis (BAS) + Inhye Park (BAS)

Interleukin-1 alpha, coagulation and inflammation | Dr Murray CLARKE, Cambrdge, UK

Crosstalk between platelets and Immunity | Prof Steffen MASSBERG, Munich, GERMANY

SESSION 5: Emerging interventions for hypertension 

Ric Cubbon (BAS) + Tomasz Guzik ( BAS) 

Pharmacological and non-pharmacological targets of hypertension | Prof Markus SCHLAICH, Perth, AUSTRALIA

Precision medicine and cardiovascular disease | Dame Anna DOMIMICZAK,Glasgow, UK

Periodontal therapy in hypertensive patients | Prof Tomasz GUZIK, Glasgow, UK

Sponsored Symposium: Single cell RNAseq, latest developments and analysis methods

Hosted by 10X Genomics