Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

Message from the Chair

Jianyi "Jay" Zhang, M.D., PhD

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

Scientific Sessions 2023

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day: November 10, 2023
Scientific Sessions: November 11–13, 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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.

BCVS Scientific Sessions

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2023 Scientific Sessions
July 31–Aug. 3, 2023
West Boston Seaport District | Boston, Massachusetts
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