BAS Annual Virtual Meeting 2021

Thursday 16 – Friday 17 September 2021

Abstract submission is now open

Abstract submissions are encouraged from BAS ordinary, junior and student members.

Submitted abstracts will be shortlisted for oral presentation at the Early Career Investigator competition, oral presentation at the single cell workshop as well as a moderated poster session.

Abstract submission deadline | 23:59 hrs – Friday 25 June


Thursday 16 September | 10:00 – 20:00 hrs
Friday 17 September | 09:00 – 16:00 hrs

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

Chairperson:  Charis Antoniades (BAS) 

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

Hypertension – state of the art

Co-chairs:  Michael Holmes (BAS) + Tomasz Guzik (BAS) 

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

Hypertension and Immunity | Prof David HARRISON, Vanderbilt, USA

Vascular Smooth muscle cells, ageing and cardiovascular disease 

Co-chairs: 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

Early career investigator awards

Sponsored by:

Cardiovascular research sponsor

Co-chairs: Tomasz Guzik (BAS) + Murray Clarke (BAS)

The intersection between inflammation and coagulation

Co-chairs: 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

Emerging interventions for hypertension 

Co-chairs: Ric Cubbon (BAS) + Tomasz Guzik ( BAS) 

Pharmacological and non-pharmacological targets of hypertension

Precision medicine and cardiovascular disease
 Prof Anna DOMINICZAK,Glasgow, UK

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

Young BAS Community session – Inspiring Career Talk and questions

Co-chairs: Inhye Park (BAS) + Mandy Grootaert (BAS)

This is a new initiative created by, and for young scientists.
Its mission is to bring young scientists from the cardiovascular field together thereby increasing the outreach of the BAS in the UK and beyond.  
The inaugural session will have an exciting career talk from Dr Helle JORGENSEN (Cambridge, UK). 

Moderated poster session

Sponsored by:

British Journal of Pharmacology
Single cell-RNA sequencing Symposium  

Friday 17 September | 13:00 – 16:00 hrs

Cell Atlas Technologies to Study Vasculature and Inflammation
Prof Sarah TEICHMANN (Cambridge, UK)

2 oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts.    

Workshop led by 10X and Miltenyi Biotec on latest development in single cell analysis, sample prep guide and hands-on data analysis.                                                                                                                                                          

Sponsored by:


Registration will open in June.

Registration offers access to all the sessions and on demand for one month following the meeting.

BAS members (Ordinary, Honorary, Senior) | £50.00
Student BAS members | £0.00
Junior BAS members | £25.00
Non BAS Society members (Healthcare professionals, scientists, researchers, trainees) | £90.00
Industry (Pharma, diagnostic and other commercial companies) | £125.00