BAS Annual meeting 2022

Novel and emerging targets in atherosclerosis

Thursday 8 – Friday 9 September 2022
Keble College, Oxford, UK

160 attendees gathered at Keble College Oxford for the BAS Annual meeting 2022 from the UK, Europe and Internationally.

We congratulate our prize winners for 2022 (see pics below) and thank our speakers, sponsors and delegates for two days of education, interaction and networking.

Early Career Investigator Awardees – class of 2022

Early Career Investigator Awardees – class of 2022
Murray Polkinghorne (Oxford), Lea Dib (Oxford), Prof Charalambos Antoniades (BAS chair), Prof Tomasz Guzik (BAS Treasurer and representative of Cardiovascular Research), Tim Sakkers (Utrecht), Tian Zhao (Cambridge), Jordi Lambert (Cambridge), Prof Sheila Francis (BAS Secretary)

Early Career Investigator joint winner – class of 2022

Jordi Lambert (Cambridge)

Early Career Investigator joint winner – class of 2022

Tian Zhao (Cambridge)
Tian Zhao (Cambridge)

Poster winners (from 45 posters presented)

Poster presenter joint winner – class of 2022

Aya Elwazir (Sheffield)
Aya Elwazir (Sheffield)

Poster presenter joint winner – class of 2022

Danila Gurgone (Glasgow)
Danila Gurgone (Glasgow)

Poster presenter joint runner up – class of 2022

Suzanne Engelen (Oxford)
Suzanne Engelen (Oxford)

Who is this meeting for?
All researchers and clinicians interested in atherosclerosis.

Why attend?
To learn about the latest developments in the biology and management of atherosclerosis and its risk factors from world leading experts, including our keynote speaker, Paul Ridker. 

How will you benefit?
Networking in person with a diverse group of atherosclerosis experts. Opportunities to present your research abstracts. Learning about exciting science before it is published.  

Target audience groups:
Early career researchers are especially welcome, with benefits including an additional young scientist community meeting, poster prizes and an early career investigator award.

View FINAL programme here …

Meeting organised by

Prof Charalambos Antoniades and Dr Richard Cubbon

Hugh Sinclair Lecture:
Inflammation as a Target for Atherosclerosis: Where are we going?

Prof Paul M Ridker

Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, USA

SESSION 1: Current state of the art approaches in discovery science

Co-chairs: Prof Ziad Mallat (Cambridge) + Dr Helle Jorgensen (Cambridge) 

Prof Adam Butterworth, Cambridge, UK

Using genetic tools in discovery research

Prof Gerard Pasterkamp, Utrecht, The Netherlands

State of the art in multi-omics discovery research

Dr Michael Forster

Precision proteomics enables biomarker identification in health and disease

Speaker sponsored by

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SESSION 2: Novel molecular targets in lipids and inflammation          

Co-chairs: Prof Sir Rory Collins (Oxford) + Prof Pasquale Maffia (Glasgow) 

Prof Erik Stroes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lp(a) and RNA therapeutics

Prof Alberico Catapano, Milano, Italy

Triglycerides and lessons from the omega-3 fatty acid trials

Dr Nehal Mehta, NIH, USA

Psoriasis, inflammation and oxidized LDL

SESSION 3: Novel approaches to cardiovascular risk factor mitigation

Chairpersons: Prof Louise Bowman (Oxford, UK) + Dr Ric Cubbon (Leeds) 

Dr Sarah Berry, King’s College London

Personalised approaches to target cardiometabolic disease: a view through the nutrition-lifestyle-microbiome lens

Prof Signe Torekov, Copenhagen, Denmark

GLP-1/GIP agonists: Effects on the cardiovascular system

Prof John Deanfield, University College London

Cardiovascular Risk Calculators of the future: What should they capture and how to use them? 

SESSION 4:  Under-represented populations in atherosclerosis research

Chairpersons: Prof Sheila Francis (Sheffield) + Prof Emanuele Di Angelantonio (Cambridge)

Prof Iris Jaffe, Tufts Medical Center, USA

The biological basis of sex differences in atherosclerosis

Prof Nish Chaturvedi, UCL, UK

The biological basis of inter-ethnic differences in atherosclerosis

Prof Naveed Sattar, Glasgow, UK

Under-represented populations: implications for discovery science and clinical trials

Sponsored Symposium session   

Omega-3 fatty acids – basic and clinical science

Friday 9 September 13:30 – 14:30 hrs

Chair: Prof Charalambos Antoniades (Oxford)

Dr R Preston Mason, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, USA

Omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease – the underpinning basic science

Prof Derek Connolly,Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust , UK

Omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease – the clinical evidence

Sponsored by:

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Early Career Investigator Awards 

Session sponsored by:

Cardiovascular research sponsor

Young Scientist Community networking

BAS Young Scientist Community

Join us for the YSC session!
at the BAS annual meeting 2022, Oxford
Thursday 8 September | 18:00 – 19:00 hrs

The Young Scientist Community session at the BAS annual meeting will include talks on career development and grant applications. 

Featuring  Prof. James Leiper, BHF associate Medical Director, discussing fellowship opportunities at the BHF, and Dr. Nicola Smart, associate professor at Oxford and BHF Ian Fleming fellow, discussing how she built her career. 

Dr. Nicola Smart
Prof. James Leiper

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with peers and senior scientists at this residential meeting!

Poster session

Thursday 8 September
1700-1800 hrs

View poster listing

Registration now open…

Abstract submission deadline extension | Closed 15 July
Authors to be notified of outcome | w/c 1 August
Deadline for cancellations when a refund can be provided | Friday 12 August
Registration deadline | extended to Tuesday 30 August
Final confirmations emailed | Monday 22 August

Abstract submission

Abstract submission deadline extension | Closed 15 July
Authors to be notified of outcome | w/c 1 August

Registration Fees
BAS member (Ordinary, Honorary, Senior)£ 240 
BAS member (Junior)£ 150 
BAS member (Student)£ 100 
BAS member – day rate Thurs£ 160 
BAS member – day rate Fri£ 110 
Non member£ 380 
Non member (student – proof of status required)£ 190 
Commercial org£ 420 
Accommodation per night at Keble College£ 100 
Attendee dinner (Thursday) £ 60
Registration now open…
Getting to Oxford and Keble College

Keble College
Parks Road

Visiting Keble

How to get to Oxford

IMPORTANT NOTE – there is no car parking available at Keble College.  Please use either public car parks or Oxford Park and Ride.

By train:

From London: Regular trains run direct from London Paddington (journey approx. 55 minutes) or London Marylebone (journey approx. 1hr 15 minutes) to Oxford.

From Birmingham: Regular trains run direct from Birmingham New Street (journey approx.. 1hr 10 minutes) or Birmingham International (which links to Birmingham International airport via mono rail. Journey time approx. 60 minutes) to Oxford.

From Edinburgh: Trains run Edinburgh Waverley (journey approx. 5hrs 20 minutes / change at Wolverhampton) to Oxford.

By air:

Three major airports within 90 minutes, London HeathrowLondon Gatwick and Birmingham International, all well served by direct coach connections to Oxford.

We recommend the Oxford Bus Company which offers a direct service between Heathrow airport (80-90 minutes), Gatwick airport (2-2.5 hours) to Oxford.
Oxford Bus Company

Alight the bus at Gloucester Green which is the main Oxford Bus station and a 10 minute walk from Keble College.

There is no direct train service between the airports and Oxford. Attendees will be required to travel into London and then catch a connecting train out to Oxford.

From Oxford station the venues are located some 10-15 minutes by taxi.

Sponsors and exhibitors 2022:




Moor Instruments


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