BCVS Scientific Sessions 2020

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions
Emerging Opportunities in Cardiovascular Diseases

July 27–30, 2020
Hilton Chicago — Chicago, Illinois
This conference strives to improve basic cardiovascular regulation through new therapies and insights in cardiovascular disease, as well as research in fields like microRNAs, cardiac gene and cell therapy, cardiac development, as well as tissue engineering and iPS cells.
Registration Information
Last day for EARLY Registration is May 26!

Abstract Submission
NEW Submission extended to Wed., April 8 at 11:59 p.m. CDT/UTC-5

NEW See important update to abstract submission process

What's New for 2020

CoVID-19 update

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific Sessions will take place July 27–30 in Chicago as scheduled.

Your safety is our number one priority. There will be numerous hand sanitizer stations throughout the conference at the Hilton Chicago, along with self-care tips from the CDC available throughout the meeting.

While we understand that you may feel some uncertainty about registering for future meetings, we encourage you to register as planned. We are acting in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and WHO. We are also in daily communication with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Hilton Chicago. At this time registration refunds will be provided to international attendees who have had travel restrictions imposed.

We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates here.

Abstract Guidelines

2020 Special Circumstances for COVID-19*

Due to COVID-19, the American Heart Association is revising its abstract policy to accommodate participants.

  • Abstract presenters affected by COVID-19 can continue to participate in the physical poster presentation, ePosters (can include audio/video options for presentation) and publication if they are unable to travel to the meeting.
  • Abstract refunds will be considered for the following reasons if the individuals does not intend on participating in virtual, ePoster or publication. Must be received via email prior to the published withdraw date.
    • For individuals who are unable to travel due to government travel bans. For example, countries banned from entering the US or banned by their country from traveling abroad.
    • Full refunds for individuals affected by a natural disaster.
    • Full refunds for individuals that have a death in their immediate family, medical diagnosis resulting in the inability to travel, or visa not issued.

*In effect through June 30, 2020.

Why You Should Attend

The BCVS Scientific Sessions convenes basic and translational cardiovascular scientists from around the world with the common goal to discover pathways to cardiovascular therapeutics and promoting cardiovascular health. This meeting has become the “go to” meeting for intra- and interdisciplinary cross-fertilization of ideas and incorporation of new approaches from the general scientific community and plays a pivotal role in the training of junior scientists and trainees.

The program will be of special interest to basic cardiovascular scientists, molecular/ cellular biologists, physiologists, translational investigators, clinical trialists, practicing cardiologists, cardiovascular nurses and pharmacists. In addition, the symposium will be of great value to scientists and executives of pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology firms who are in the cardiovascular space.

The second annual Asian Cardiovascular Symposium will be held one day prior to the official BCVS Scientific Sessions on Sunday, July 26 at the Chicago Hilton. The symposium is not part of the official BCVS program and will have a separate registration fee.

The event will be hosted by the following Asian cardiovascular groups:

  • Academy of Cardiovascular Research Excellence (ACRE)
  • Japanese Cardiovascular Group (JCS)
  • Korean Cardiovascular Society (KCS)
  • South Asian Heart Association (SAHA)
Key Dates for #BCVS20
January 8, 2020Abstract and Awards submissions OPEN
March 4, 2020Registration opens
April 8, 2020NEW DATE Abstract and Awards submissions CLOSE
May 26, 2020Early registration rate deadline
May 27, 2020Advanced registration rate applies
June 23, 2020Advanced registration rate deadline
June 24, 2020Standard registration rate applies
July 26, 2020Asian Cardiovascular Symposium
July 27-30, 2020BCVS 2020 Scientific Sessions in Chicago

Asian Cardiovascular Symposium

The second annual Asian Cardiovascular Symposium (ACS) will be held on Sunday, July 26 at the Chicago Hilton, Chicago Illinois starting at 1 pm. The pre-meeting symposium will be jointly hosted by the Academy of Cardiovascular Research Excellence (ACRE), Japanese Cardiovascular Research Association (JCRA), Korean Cardiovascular Society (KCS) and the South Asian Heart Association (SAHA). Please directly contact these organizational representatives for any questions.

The symposium will provide excellent opportunities for both oral and poster presentations, especially for early career trainees, followed by keynote presentations, dinner and award ceremony and new for 2020, the BCVS' Got Talent Show following dinner.

A group of outstanding abstracts submitted to both BCVS 2020 and the Asian Symposium will be selected to be presented in the Symposium and will compete for Outstanding Oral Presentation and Outstanding Poster Presentation Awards, and Research Excellence Award for Early Career Investigators. Option to participate in the Asian Symposium is included in in the BCVS abstract submission process.

A separate meeting registration fee will apply for those attending the ACS. Registration for BCVS 2020 and the ACS will open March 4, 2020.

We hope to see you in Chicago this summer.


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