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 – CLOSED
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 – 15:00

Novel Insights into Cardiovascular comorbidities

 Chairs: Dr Andrew Sage and Dr Sophie Saxton
Clonal hematopoiesis – links to atherosclerotic disease
Dr Jose Fuster, Madrid, SPAIN
Obesity and Adipose dysfunction in cardiovascular risk
Prof. Antony Vidal-Puig, Cambridge, UK
Microbiota, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease
Dr Soraya Taleb Paris, FRANCE
15:00 – 16:00

Neuroimmune Modulation of Cardiovascular Function

 Chairs: Prof. Tomasz Guzik and Dr Pasquale Maffia
Neuronal control of inflammation and bioelectronic medicine
Prof. Peder Olofsson, Solna, SWEDEN
Neuroimmune Control of Cardiac and Vascular Remodelling in Hypertension
Prof. Daniela Carnevale, Rome, ITALY
Control of Peripheral Metabolism via Genetic Modulation of Brain Circuits
Dr Giuseppe D’Agostino, Manchester, UK
16:00 – 17:00

The Best of the Best oral presentations (with prizes)

 Chairs: Dr Murray Clarke and Dr May Azzawi

Tuesday 8th June

13:00 – 14:00

A Decade of Genome-Wide Association Studies

 Chairs: Prof. Manuel Mayr and Dr Sanjay Sinha
What have we learnt for coronary artery disease?
Prof. Jeanette Erdmann, Leubeck, GERMANY
Mendelian randomisation – causal analysis and drug development
Prof. Aroon Hingorani, London, UK
The impact of common variants on rare/inherited disease phenotypes
Prof. Hugh Watkins, Oxford, UK
14:00 – 15:00

Spotlight on BHF Fellows

 Chairs: Prof Metin Avkiran and Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan
Vascular regeneration in the ischaemic heart
Dr Mairi Brittan, Edinburgh, UK
Using imaging to guide cardiac regeneration
Dr Daniel Stuckey, London, UK
Endothelial Piezo1 channels control vascular homeostasis
Dr Jian Shi, Leeds, UK
16:00 – 17:00

BSCR and BAS Rapid Fire Poster Presentations
(with prizes)

 Chairs: Prof Endre Kiss-Toth and Dr Jovana Serbanovic-Canic
17:00 – 18:00

John French Lecture:

 Chair: Prof. Charis Antoniades
Mechanisms of vessel growth and repair: insights from the developing embryo
Dr Nicola SMART, Oxford, UK

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.


Registration for this meeting is now closed.

For those already registered log in details will follow this week direct from BCS.

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