BAS/BSCR at the BCS Annual Conference 2021

Monday 7 – Tuesday 8 June 2021

This year the conference will be held as a virtual meeting with the majority of our Basic Science sessions preserved.

Abstract submission – 17:00 hrs – Wednesday 31 March
Registration deadline – Monday 31 May

Abstract info (BCS website)

(Abstract submission deadline – 31 March)

The BAS John French lecture

Dr Nicola Smart

‘Mechanisms of vessel growth and repair: insights from the developing embryo’

BAS / BSCR Joint sessions timetable

Organised by: Dr Murray CH Clarke on behalf of the BAS and BSCR

Monday 7th June

14:00 – 14:55

Novel Insights into Cardiovascular comorbidities

Chairs:Professor Rhian Touyz and Dr Andrew Sage

Dr Jose Fuster – Clonal hematopoiesis – links to atherosclerotic disease
Prof. Antony Vidal-Puig – Obesity and Adipose dysfunction in cardiovascular risk
Prof. Rhian Touyz – Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease: Clinical Insights and Vascular Mechanisms

15:00 – 15:55

Neuroimmune Modulation of Cardiovascular Function

ChairsProf. Tomasz Guzik and Dr Pasquale Maffia
Prof. Peder Olofsson – Neuronal control of inflammation and bioelectronic medicine
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

16:00 – 16:55

Best of the Best Oral Presentations

4 oral presentations selected from the top scoring Abstracts

Prizes of £250 for the winner and £125 for the runner up.

Tuesday 8th June

13:00 – 13:55

A Decade of Genome-Wide Association Studies

Chairs: Professor Manuel Mayr and Dr Sanjay Sinha
Prof. Jeanette Erdmann – What have we learnt for coronary artery disease?
Prof. Aroon Hingorani – Mendelian randomisation – causal analysis and drug development
Prof. Hugh Watkins – The impact of common variants on rare/inherited disease phenotypes

14:00 – 14:55

Spotlight on BHF Fellows

Chairs: Prof Metin Avkiran, Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan
Dr Mairi Brittan – Vascular regeneration in the ischaemic heart
Dr Daniel Stuckey – Using imaging to guide cardiac regeneration
Dr Rebecca Richardson – Macrophage populations aid cardiac scar outcome
Dr Jian Shi – Endothelial Piezo1 channels control vascular homeostasis

16:00 – 16:55

BSCR and BAS Rapid Fire poster presentations 
(with prizes)


The BAS John French Lecture

Chair – Prof Charis Antoniades

Dr Nicola Smart, University of Oxford

Mechanisms of vessel growth and repair: insights from the developing embryo

Michael Davies Early Career Award

This award is to honour researchers who have recently established themselves as independent investigators and who have made an outstanding contribution to cardiovascular science. The award is open for applications from clinicians and non-clinicians who have an affiliation with a UK institution.

The award of £1500 and a certificate, is made at the Annual Conference. Unsuccessful applicants from previous years are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications will close at 17:00, 31st March.


Not a BAS member? – apply here

BAS/BSCR members registered to the meeting will be entitled to a free “affiliate Joint BCS membership” for ONE year, plus free BCS conference attendance.

The category available to Affiliate Society members is referred to as ‘Joint membership’. Benefits include:

  • Online account with access to website Member’s Area
  • Reduced admission fee to BCS Annual Conference
  • Reduced member rates for BCS Courses
  • Access to selected online courses from external providers
  • Access to the BCS Mentoring Scheme
  • Free access to selected BCS Course & Conference Webcasts
  • Regular BCS Members News, Updates & Communications
  • Constituent Body membership of the ESC 
  • Free access to Heart Online & Open Heart Online
  • Print subscription to Heart (Journal) at a discounted rate
  • Access to Medicom Medical peer-review publications
  • Free access to the BCS Case Discussion Group on MedShr (Website & App)
  • Representation at the Department of Health
  • Nominated BCS positions
  • Tax Relief
  • Discounted rate on meeting room bookings

Find out more about “Joint membership