Joint BAS/BSCR meeting at the BCS annual conference 2023

Joint BAS/BSCR meeting 2023
John French lecture 

Monday 5 June | 17:45 – 18:30 hrs

Chair:  Prof Charalambos Antoniades, University of Oxford

Dr Mairi Brittan, University of Edinburgh
Strategies to rebuild vascular networks for myocardial repair and regeneration

New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Research – joint sessions

Basic & Translational Science session 1 – Monday 5 June | 10:00-11:30 hrs

SESSION 1. Multiomics approaches to understand the complexity of cardiovascular disease

Chairs:  Prof Nicola Smart, University of Oxford & Dr Mairi Brittan, University of Edinburgh.

Dr Enikö Lázár, Karolinska Institutet. 
Spatial and temporal transcriptome profiling of human cardiogenesis in the first trimester.

Dr Ian McCracken, University of Oxford. 
Transcriptional control of endothelial cell differentiation in the developing human heart.

Dr Michela Noseda, Imperial College London. 
Single-cell and spatial transcriptomics state-of-Heart.

Prof Manuel Mayr, King’s College London. 
Proteomics to resolve the extracellular matrix of the cardiovascular system.

Basic & Translational Science session 2 – Monday 5 June | 13:45 – 15:15 hrs

SESSION 2. Connecting cardiovascular and brain pathophysiology

Chairs: Prof Sheila Francis, University of Sheffield, Prof Tomasz Guzik, University of Edinburgh, Prof Pasquale Mafia, University of Glasgow.

Dr Sarajo Mohanta, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. 
Neuroimmune cardiovascular interfaces regulate atherosclerosis via adventitia-brain-circuits.

Dr Mateusz Siedlinski, Jagiellonian University.  
Genetic analyses identify brain structures related to cognitive impairment arising from elevated blood pressure

Dr Jason Berwick, University of Sheffield. 
Experimental neurovascular models to study the heart-brain axis.

Prof Alexander Gourine, University College London. 
Control of the heart by the vagus nerve and exercise

Basic & Translational Science session 3 – Tuesday 6 June | 09:30 – 10:30 hrs

Mechanotransduction in the cardiovascular system

Chairs: Prof Sanjay Sinha and Dr Deeti Shetty, University of Cambridge 

Prof Michael Gotthardt, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin. 
Titin isoform mechanics and Mechanosignalling in the heart

Prof Ellie Tzima, University of Oxford. 
Vascular Mechanotransduction in health and disease

Dr Derek Warren, University of East Anglia. 
Vascular smooth muscle cell stiffness sensing: From the cell membrane to nuclear proteins

Dr Thomas Iskratsch, Queen Mary University of London. 
Cardiomyocyte mechanosensing downstream of cell-matrix and cell-cell contacts

Hot Topics session

Tuesday 6 June – 13:00 – 14:15 

Session co-chaired by: Prof Carolyn Carr and Prof Nicola Smart, University of Oxford

Dr Danila Gurgone University of Glasgow (UK)
100 Years Strong: Myography’s Enduring Significance In Science

Dr Olivia Johnstone University of Manchester (UK)
Sex, drugs and arrhythmias: Elucidating the antiarrhythmic effect of the cGMP pathway

Dr Catherine Wilson University of Cambridge (UK)
A transient, cell-free modified mRNA cardiac regenerative therapeutic

Dr Eva Clavane University of Leeds (UK)
The Role of BACE1 in Angiogenesis

Dr Agnieszka Swiderska University of Manchester (UK)
Role of mitochondria and oxidative stress in driving carotid body overactivation in heart failure

Joint Society hosted dinner

The Joint Society dinner is now fully booked.

Monday 5 June
1930 hrs – arrival and welcome drink
2000 hrs – dinner
Venue: Dukes
Address: 18 – 25 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ

Tickets are £40 per head and include a welcome drink and 3 course meal.
Additional drinks can be purchased directly with the venue on the day.

Tickets are no longer available.

Basic Science abstract submission

Showcase your abstract at the BAS/BSCR Spring meeting at the largest cardiovascular conference in the UK. 
Submitting guarantees great visibility for your work and the opportunity to interact with an engaged audience at the BAS/BSCR Spring Meeting. 
Reviewed by an expert panel, selected abstracts will also published in a special edition of ‘Heart’ BMJ Journal.

Abstract submission now closed


Registration is free for BAS members.
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Nearer the meeting confirmation details will follow direct from the BCS.

Meeting Location

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Petersfield, M2 3GX

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