Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

Message from the Chair

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, FAHA

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, FAHAWelcome to the Basic Cardiovascular Council of the American Heart Association (AHA). I am honored to serve as the Chair of the Council and to serve the mission of the AHA. BCVS is one of largest organizations dedicated to fundamental and translation research to improve heart health. Our membership spans the globe and, importantly, across the professional spectrum of cardiovascular researchers.

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

Scientific Sessions 2021

November 13-15, 2021
Boston, MA + Virtual

BCVS 2021 Scientific Sessions

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2021 Scientific Sessions
August 23–25, 2021
A Virtual Experience

Funding Opportunities

The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, ProposalCentral.

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Circulation Research

Mechanistic research of relevance to the cardiovascular system from various disciplines.

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BCVS Early Career Mentorship Program

We are delighted to offer a program to Early Career Investigators that gives them the opportunity to intern/observe in an Established Investigator's laboratory for a few days as a visiting scholar.

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  • Free Online Access to AHA Scientific Journals
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  • Discounts on Scientific Conference Registration and Online Courses
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The American Heart Association depends on the time and talent of volunteers to help us create a healthier world, free of heart disease and stroke.