BCVS Scientific Sessions 2017

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

July 10–13, 2017
Portland, Oregon
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.
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Featured Video from 2017

BCVS17: What We Learned

BCVS 2017 Program Co-chairs Rong Tian, MD, PhD, Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD, and Michael Kapiloff, MD, PhD review the highlights of the meeting this year in Portland, OR.
See more video interviews and highlighted presentations on our BCVS Science News page.

BCVS17 Keynote Lecturer Calum MacRae

BCVS 2017 Council Chair Ronglih Liao, PhD interviews Keynote Lecturer Calum MacRae, MD, PhD about his vision for the One Brave Idea.

Why you should attend

BCVS 2017 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.

Conference Highlights

  • Early Career Sessions: “Next Best Thing” in Cardiovascular Research; Mock Study Section; Development of a Successful Academic Career
  • Women in Science Breakfast 
  • Poster Sessions 
  • Oral Abstracts 
  • Workshops: Emerging Omic Technologies: Bringing a New Edge to Your Science; Interacting with Big Data: Its Impact on Our Science; Integrating Omics and Bioinformatics into your Research
  • Concurrent Sessions, including: Cardioprotection and Oxidative Stress; Novel Approaches to the Study of Cardiac Signaling and Comparmentation; Mitochondrion and Heart Failure; Gene Therapy and Novel Cardiac Therapeutics; Ethics, Open Science, Reproducibility, Unconscious Bias and All That Jazz
  • Plenary Sessions: What will be the “Next Best Thing” in Cardiovascular and Stroke Research over the Next 20 Years?; Basic Science and Precision Medicine – the Interface; Novel Cardiac Regulatory Mechanisms
  • Keynote Lecture: Calum MacRae, MD, PhD


The American Heart Association would like to thank the following companies for their support of BCVS 2017 Scientific Sessions:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Additionally, we gratefully acknowledge support from the following:

  • The Academy of Cardiovascular Research Excellence (ACRE)
  • American Physiological Society
  • Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Medicine
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Circulation Research, An American Heart Association Journal
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Engineering
    UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Mitochondria and Metabolism Center/University of Washington/UW Medicine
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine – The Cardiovascular Research Center
  • The Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  • The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
  • The UCLA Cardiovascular Theme is proud to sponsor the Early Career Program at BCVS 2017. The UCLA Cardiovascular Theme is pursuing innovative research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical cardiovascular biology.

Special thanks to the individual BCVS Council members who provided funding to support this meeting, and to the following for their continued work in support of this meeting:

  • Junichi Sadoshima, MD, PhD, FAHA, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Mitsuru Ohishi, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Medicine and Hypertension, Graduate School of Medicine, Kagoshima University
  • Wataru Shimizu, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nippon Medical School
  • Yoshiyuki Ikeda MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Medicine and Hypertension, Graduate School of Medicine, Kagoshima University
  • Akihiro Shirakabe MD, PhD, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nippon Medical School
  • AHA Membership and Journals
  • American Physiological Society
  • Biocytogen LLC

  • Fujifilm Visual Sonics, Inc.
  • Indus Instruments
  • IonOptix

Key Dates for 2017

Jan. 4 Abstract and award submissions open for BCVS
Feb. 15 Online Registration Opens
Mar. 8 Abstract and awards submissions CLOSE
May 10 Early registration deadline
June 7 Advance registration deadline
June 8 Standard registration rates apply
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