BCVS Scientific Sessions 2020

Basic Cardiovascular Science Scientific Sessions
Emerging Concepts and Collaborative Opportunities in Cardiovascular Diseases

July 27–30, 2020
Chicago Hilton — Chicago, Illinois
Registration Information
Registration opens March 4, 2020


Abstract Submission
Abstract submission is now open for 2020!

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About this Meeting

The 15th annual BCVS 2020 Scientific Sessions has become the premier conference for molecular cardiovascular biology and disease. Sponsored by the American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council, the world’s leading organization of cardiovascular scientists, the conference attracts leading researchers in fields such as microRNAs, cardiac gene and cell therapy, cardiac development and most recently tissue engineering and iPS cells.

The planned agenda includes 15 fast-paced sessions during 3½ days, set in a forum that promotes the relaxed exchange and discussion of cutting edge research in molecular and translational cardiovascular biology and disease. The program includes a diversity of speakers representing the best cardiovascular scientists from around the world.

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.

Target Audience

  • Basic cardiovascular scientists
  • Molecular/cellular biologists
  • Physiologists
  • Translational investigators
  • Clinical trialists
  • Practicing cardiologists
  • Cardiovascular nurses and pharmacists

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe current research into the underlying mechanisms of cardiac remodeling and its relevance to your own work.
  2. Discuss current research into cardiac fibrosis and its implications for your own work.
  3. Utilize the most recent research related to the physiology and signaling pathways of cardiac myocytes and its implications for your work.
  1. Understand the potential role of and challenges involved in the use of big data analytics to guide cardiovascular research and patient care, and their implications for your work.
  2. Apply opportunities to bring a greater emphasis on translational research to your work.
  3. Exercise emerging advances in the area of cardiovascular regenerative medicine, as well as current challenges.