Abstracts and Awards

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!

Download Abstract Categories | Submission Rules & Guidelines (PDF)

2020 Abstract Submission Categories

  1. Cardiac Regeneration, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
  2. Cell Death Mechanisms, Apoptosis, Necrosis and Autophagy
  3. Clinical/Translational Research
  4. Excitation-Contraction Coupling
  5. Genetics and Genomics of Cardiovascular Disease
  6. Human Cellular Models of Disease
  7. Inflammation and the Cardiovascular System
  8. Ion Channels and Arrhythmias
  9. Mechanisms of Myocardial Fibrosis and Remodeling
  10. Mitochondria and Metabolism
  11. Myocardial Ischemia, Oxidative Stress, and Cardioprotection
  12. RNA and Cellular Regulation
  13. Sarcomeric Function and Contractility
  14. Signal Transduction Pathways
  15. Systems Approach to Cardiovascular Biology
  16. Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression

Download the complete Abstract Rules and Submission Guidelines (PDF).

Awards Submissions

Applications for these awards may be made by submitting abstracts for presentation at BCVS 2020 Scientific Sessions. NOTE: Applications are accepted through March 11, 2020 at 11:59pm CST.

Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award
This award recognizes up to three finalists who will be selected based on the originality, quality and impact of the work presented in their abstract and curriculum vitae.

Early Career Travel Award
Up to twenty competitive awards of $500 each will be presented to qualified new investigators; awardees will be selected based on the originality, quality, and the impact of the work presented in the abstracts.

Cardiovascular Outreach Award
The purpose of this award is to encourage US minority early career investigators and students to participate in the BCVS 2020 Scientific Sessions.

Early Career Poster Competition
The purpose of this competition is to encourage new investigators to participate in the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Conference 2020 Scientific Sessions.