British Cardiovascular Society (BCS Annual Meeting)
Manchester Central Convention Complex *Manchester, UK Visit the Venue to read more
On behalf of the Programme Committee of the British Cardiovascular Society, I am delighted to be building the programme for the BCS Annual Conference, 8 – 10 June 2015 in Manchester.
This flagship conference has attracted progressively increasing numbers of delegates over the last few years, and I plan to continue this trend by improving on this successful model with innovative educational formats. The already close collaboration with the British Heart Foundation will increase in 2015 and the meeting will have a theme of ‘Hearts and genes’.
In addition to providing a showcase for the best basic, translational and clinical research in cardiovascular medicine, the meeting will continue to highlight the areas of education for revalidation and training. Year on year we endeavour to improve the programme of educational activities and also introduce something ‘a bit different’ to pique your interest over the 3 days. There is little doubt that there is an increasing - rather than decreasing - need for today's cardiologists to have a broad understanding of all the major subspecialist areas. The British Cardiovascular Society and it’s Annual Conference are uniquely positioned to provide this in one meeting. To this end the conference will feature informative, entertaining and interactive clinical sessions covering the key subspecialist areas with debates, panel discussions and keynote addresses from international leaders in the field.
Highlights of the 2015 Programme
Prof Robert Winston
Prof Hugh Watkins
Opening ceremony lecture from Lord Robert Winston entitled ‘Where are we going with Molecular Medicine?’
Named lectures from Professor Jonathan Kalman and Sir Harry Burns
Daily ‘MDT Live’ sessions featuring discussion of clinical cases (heart failure, arrhythmias and intervention)
New medico-legal session with mock trial format chaired by Professor Roger Hall.
National Training Day - including SAC session
Imaging: dedicated imaging track, abstract poster sessions and integrated imaging content in the highlight sessions of the programme
Clinical Science Translational Research (CSTR) – including: the Young Research Workers Prize (YRWP); the Michael Davies Early Career Award; and abstract poster sessions
Basic Science: the BAS/BSCR Spring Meeting focusing on New frontiers in Cardiovascular Science with basic science sessions including 1) Altering blood vessel growth to reduce cardiovascular disease, 2) Vascular Calcification, 3) Systemic inflammation and cardiovascular disease, 4) Unravelling the structural basis of cardiovascular disease through the application of advanced imaging techniques.
Education for Revalidation (E4R) sessions including ‘Top 10 Trials’ and ‘Life Long Learning’
Multisession tracks dedicated to BHF Healthcare Professionals, BACPR/BANCC/BSH members, Patients(CCPUK) and Healthcare Scientists.
The 2015 Annual Conference will feature a dedicated area for interactive education provided by the BCS, the BHF and industry colleagues; this year’s Education Hall will feature:
Poster area: interactive poster/abstract sessions
Hot topics: back by popular demand, these short, interactive presentations cover the latest FAQs in Cardiology
Simulation: 2015 will see a variety of technical simulators available, as well as the Essential Surgical Skills station, with supervised training by experienced consultants
Imaging Village: Interactive, supervised work stations for CT, Nuclear, MRI and Echo will be available with opportunities to undertake scans on volunteers
Resuscitation Sessions: interactive sessions facilitated by an expert faculty and The Resuscitation Council (UK).
Full and further details with respect to the main programme and booking activities in the Education Hall will be available in the coming weeks.
Annual Dinner: now a highlight of the Conference, this year’s dinner will be bigger than ever, with a champagne reception, 3-course dinner, and a fund raising raffle. Tickets are available for purchase when registering for the conference.
Registration: Conference registration is now open, with free registration for BCS Members until 25/05/2015. For more on the 2015 Conference follow us on #BCS2015 or contact the BCS on email@example.com
I hope you have an enjoyable and educationally rewarding time at the 2015 BCS Annual Conference!
Prof Cliff Garratt
Vice-President (Education & Research)
Chair of Programme Committee
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Its vaulted arches and station clock have made Manchester Central an iconic city feature for over 130 years.
You are guaranteed the warmest welcome at Manchester Central. Manchester Central’s concierge team greet everyone with a smile and a 'can do' attitude. The team is on hand to help visitors make the most of their time in Manchester by assisting with restaurant bookings, flight confirmations, local excursions, venue information and business centre services.
Please note that the Basic Science abstract category is now open for submission and will close on 23:59 hrs on 1 March 2015
We strongly encourage you to submit your best work for consideration. Each abstract will be reviewed by several experts, and, if accepted, will be showcased at the largest cardiovascular conference in the UK. This guarantees great visibility for your work, a chance to interact with engaged attendees during poster sessions and publication in a special edition of the journal Heart.
Full and further information and guidance on submissions and use of the submission portal will be sent to all members and previous conference attendees in the week after the portal opening.
BAS/BSCR Young Investigator Award
If you would like your basic science abstract to be considered for the BAS/BSCR Young Investigator award, please tick the BAS/BSCR Young Investigator tick box during the submission process.
Dear Prospective Exhibitor
On behalf of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), I am delighted to invite you to join us at our BCS Annual Conference at Manchester Central, 8-10th June 2015, with the theme ‘Hearts and Genes’. We are very pleased to have Professor Robert Winston as our opening ceremony speaker, giving a talk entitled "Where are we going with molecular medicine?". Other highlights include named lectures from the electrophysiologist Jonathan Kalman (Melbourne) and Sir Harry Burns (Strathclyde), and special MDT sessions on arrhythmias, intervention and heart failure.
The Annual Conference attracts over 2300 delegates- consultant cardiologists, trainees and allied professionals all with the aim of being educated and updated in the latest cardiology advances in clinical cardiology, pharma, devices and science.
As well as a full programme of didactic lectures delivered by an international Faculty, the Education Hall now hosts interactive learning opportunities throughout the duration of the conference. These learning opportunities include simulators (1:1 learning), live simulation (for team learning) and hot topics (short symposia with a small audience facilitating interaction).
The Education Hall is buzzing with activity throughout each day, through the prolonged tea, coffee and lunch breaks, and we hope you will join in by taking a stand and providing some education to enhance the learning experience for our delegates and to facilitate interaction between delegates and yourselves. We are happy to discuss further with you. You are welcome to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will ensure your programme of activities appears in our App and on-line programme.
This year there will be the opportunity to host ‘Sponsored Lunchtime Symposia’. This provides the perfect forum for you to reach your target audience to share your latest developments in the cardiovascular field. Please contact us for further information as soon as possible.
In addition there will be a dedicated edition of Heart, the international peer reviewed journal, in the weeks running up to the Conference. As an Exhibitor, you have the opportunity to run an advert in this edition of Heart. Contact us to find out more.
We very much hope you will join us in what will be a very interactive and educationally rewarding Education Hall, one which will contribute significantly to what is already a well-established and high quality scientific meeting for our delegates. Please contact our Conference & Exhibition team email@example.com or +44(0)20 7383 3887 to discuss any of the above further. Stand prices start from £3,000 + VAT.
Thank you for your continued support of BCS and the Annual Conference.
We look forward to seeing you in Manchester, in 2015!
With best wishes
Prof Cliff Garratt
Vice-President (Education & Research)
Chair of Programme Committee
BCS Contact Information
Address: British Cardiovascular Society
9 Fitzroy Square
+44 (0) 20 7383 3887
+44 (0) 20 7388 0903