Joint BAS/BSCR meeting at the BCS annual conference 2022

Joint BAS/BSCR meeting at the BCS annual conference 2022

New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Research

Monday 6 – Tuesday 7 June 2022

L-R: Prof Charalambos Antoniades, Chair of the BAS and Dr Paul Meakin (University of Leeds)
Certificate presentation to the John French lecturer given at the BAS/BSCR joint meeting in Manchester, for a presentation by Dr Paul Meakin entitled “Drop the BACE: Beta-secretase as a novel therapeutic target for cardiovascular disease”
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BAS / BSCR Joint sessions

New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Research

The joint meeting of the BAS and BSCR at the BSC Annual conference will include:

  • John French lecture
  • Plenary lectures
  • Best of the Best oral presentations (with prizes)
  • Spotlight on BHF Fellows
  • BSCR and BAS Rapid Fire poster presentations (with prizes)
John French lecture
Paul Meakin
Monday 6 June | 17:45-18:30 hrs
Drop the BACE: Beta-secretase as a novel therapeutic target for cardiovascular disease

Dr Paul Meakin (Leeds, UK)
Chair: Prof Charalambos Antoniades
Basic Science sessions
Monday 6 June | 10:00-11:30 hrs
The role of oxidative stress in cardiovascular disease
Session co-chaired by:
Dr Sarah Withers + Prof Claudia Monaco
Oxidative stress in vascular ageing
Prof Tomasz Guzik (Glasgow, UK)
Cysteine-Based Redox Sensing and Its Role in Cardiovascular System
Prof Phillip Eaton (London, UK)
Myeloperoxidase oxidants and cardiovascular disease
Prof Clare Hawkins (Copenhagen, DENMARK)
UProof of Principle for a Novel Class of Antihypertensives That Target the Oxidative Activation of PKG lα
Dr Oleksandra Prysyazhna (London, UK)
Monday 6 June | 13:45-15:15 hrs
Developmental pathways in cardiovascular disease
Session co-chaired by:
Prof Sanjay Sinha + Dr Helle Jorgensen
Dichotomous Roles of Inflammation in Atherosclerosis
Prof Gary Owens (Virginia, USA)
Wnt signalling in atherosclerosis
Prof Sarah George (Bristol, UK)
Developmental transcription factors regulating endothelial cell function in atherosclerosis
Prof Paul Evans (Sheffield, UK)
Using gene enhancers to understand vessel development in the heart and beyond
Dr Sarah De Val (Oxford, UK)
Tuesday 7 June | 09:00 – 10:30
Cardiac dysfunction and arrhythmias: advancing from experimental model systems to clinical practice
Session co-chaired by:
Dr Davor Pavlovic + Prof Carolyn Carr
New mechanistic perspectives on heart failure
Prof Lea Delbridge (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
Modelling cardiac disease in a dish using hPSC-cardiomyocytes
Dr Chris Denning (Nottingham, UK)
Intracellular sodium elevation and metabolic remodelling in cardiac hypertrophy
Dr Dunja Aksentijevic (London, UK)
Manganese MRI for quantifying myocardial infarction
Dr Daniel Stuckey (London, UK)

Find out more about the BCS annual programme

Society dinner

Monday 6 June
1930 hrs – arrival and welcome drink
2000 hrs – dinner
Venue: Dukes
Address: 18 – 25 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ

Tickets are £35 per head and include a welcome drink and 3 course meal.
Additional drinks can be purchased directly with the venue on the day.


Registration is FREE to BAS and BSCR members

Registration now open…