Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Early Career Development

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Mission Statement

The Early Career Committee of the BCVS Council has been established with the aim to:

  • Introduce trainees and early career individuals in the mission of the BCVS council and the AHA.
  • Foster the development of trainees and early career professionals in the field of basic cardiovascular science.
  • Facilitate information flow that pertains to scientific advancements and career opportunities
BCVS Early Career Committee


Monday, July 30: Early Career Pre-conference 9:45 a.m.–noon

Please submit an abstract of your science! We will be selecting 5 from the top Early Career abstracts to speak at the preconference. Please make sure you indicate that you are willing to give an oral presentation to be considered. It is a great opportunity to get you and your science seen by BCVS members. Participants selected will be given free registration and presented with a certificate at the BCVS Social on Tuesday evening July 31. The keynote address this year will be from former BCVS EC Committee Chair Dr. Sakthivel Sadayappan “Common career hurdles and how to clear them”.

Tuesday, July 31:  Early Career Speed Networking/Mentoring Round Table Luncheon

*Registration required (fee charged) and lunch provided.

noon–12:20 p.m. - Dr. Merry Lindsey will speak on the importance of mentoring
12:30–1:30 p.m. - Speed Networking/Mentoring. This year Early Career members will have the opportunity to speak with almost 25 established BCVS investigators. We will have a new format in which 6-8 people will be able to be at a table with 1-2 established investigators. Please sign up for this event early since space will be limited! We will have a list of the established investigators released closer to the event. This is always a fun event and a great opportunity for you to meet some of the top scientists in the field in a relaxed setting!

BCVS 2018 Early Career Events are made possible by generous contributions from the following corporate sponsors:

  • Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Temple University, Center for Metabolic Disease Research
  • Temple University, Center for Translational Medicine
  • Temple University, Independence Blue Cross CV Research Center

Cincinnati Children?s Hospital

Temple University

Temple University, Center for Metabolic Disease Research Temple University School of Medicine Temple University, Center for Translational Medicine

  • Mark Sussman, San Diego State University Research Foundation
  • Sakthivel Sadayappan, The University of Cincinnati

San Diego State University University of Cincinnati

2016 Winners

  • Katz Award: Yen-Sing Ang, PhD
  • Marcus Award: Danny El-Nachef, PhD

History of Finalists

BCVS 2018

July 30–Aug. 2, 2018
San Antonio, Texas

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