Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)
Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Basic Cardiovascular Council (BCVS) of the American Heart Association (AHA). I am truly privileged to serve as the Chair of the Council to promote the mission of AHA. In 1999, the Circulation Council merged with the Council on Basic Science to form BCVS. Since then, it has become one of the largest councils at AHA and one of the largest organizations in cardiovascular sciences globally.
Jianyi “Jay” Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences
The BCVS Council actively participates in the publication of scientific statements or guidelines that are important to our members. We've included those along with articles or research that cover topics of interest to our members below.
2022-2023 BCVS Early Career Mentorship Program
Application Period Open. 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. We look forward to connecting you with a Mentor who has similar interests and experience as yours and who could help advance your career. Please read the program information carefully and answer all questions in the application form to be considered for review by the BCVS Early Career Committee.
BCVS Scientific SessionsBasic Cardiovascular Sciences 2024 Scientific Sessions
July 22–25, 2024
Hilton Chicago | Chicago, Illinois
Current AHA Research Grant and Funding Opportunities
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Mechanistic research of relevance to the cardiovascular system from various disciplines.
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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Scientific Sessions 2024Scientific Sessions: November 16–18, 2024
McCormick Place Convention Center | Chicago, Illinois