Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions 2022

BCVS 2022 Program Committee

Pilar Alcaide, MS, PhD, FAHA

Pilar Alcaide, MS, PhD, FAHA
Tufts University

Sumanth Prabhu, MD, FAHA
Sumanth Prabhu, MD, FAHA
Washington University


John Calvert, PhD, Emory University
Stefanie Dimmeler, PhD, Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration
Aikaterini Kontrogianni Konstan, PhD, University of Maryland Medicine
Patrick Osei Owusu, BSC, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Nicole Purcell, PhD, HMRI
Gangjian Qin, MD, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hesham Sadek, MD, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Farah Sheikh, PhD, University of California San Diego

Why You Should Attend

The annual BCVS Scientific Sessions is one of largest meetings in the world dedicated to fundamental and translation research to improve heart health, a goal that the pandemic has only made more critical. Sponsored by the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council, the upcoming 2022 in-person conference in Chicago, Illinois, promises to be the best can’t-miss event for basic cardiovascular scientists this year, attracting leading researchers in fields such as microRNAs, cardiac gene and cell therapy, cardiac development and most recently tissue engineering and iPS cells.

This makes BCVS the “go to” conference for intra- and interdisciplinary cross-fertilization of ideas and incorporation of new approaches within the cardiovascular scientific community while also playing a pivotal role in training young researchers, women and Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups faculty, and cardiovascular fellows.

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