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British Cardiovascular Society

British Cardiovascular Society

The British Cardiovascular Society is a member of the European Society of Cardiology

United Kingdom, GB

The British Cardiovascular Society is a charitable organisation involved in education, the setting of clinical standards and research into heart and circulatory diseases. Its membership is principally UK cardiologists but includes cardiac surgeons, other doctors and healthcare professionals.

The British Heart Foundation is a major national charity which plays a leading role in the fight against heart and circulatory disease and is the largest independent founder of heart research in the UK. The Foundation also plays an important role in funding education, both of the public and of health professionals, and in providing life-saving cardiac equipment and support for rehabilitation and patient care.

Board 2015-2018

President: Dr S. Clarke, FESC
Past-President: Dr I. Simpson, FESC
Secretary: Dr R Henderson
Treasurer: Dr David Walker

Key information

Number of members: 5188
Year of Foundation: 1922
ESC Member since: 1950

Upcoming events

  • European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

    Thursday 01 September 2016

    Rome - Italy

    The course provides an up-to-date and comprehensive approach to the evaluation of athletes, for physicians and allied health professionals with interest in Sports Cardiology.

    The course will address pathophysiologic mechanisms and the diagnostic pathway to formulate correct diagnosis of the most common CV diseases in athletes. Appropriate management of the CV diseases according to the current guidelines will be explained by means of illustrative clinical cases.


  • about THE WORKING GROUP on  Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology

    Friday 02 - Sunday 04 September 2016 (3Days)

    Glasgow - United Kingdom

    EWGCCE Annual Meeting is the combination of the best lectures given by renowned international experts and an incredible friendly and stimulating spirit.

    The 40th edition will take place on 02-04 September 2016, at the University of Glasgow, Kelvin Gallery, United Kingdom.

    We look forward to seeing you for exciting sessions that will take place over the one-and-a-half day programme, giving you the very best science from leading faculty in your field of interest.

    Save the date. This is the meeting that you should not miss.


  • Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 September 2016 (2Days)

    Glasgow - United Kingdom

    The conference is titled "Back to the Future for Intensive Care: Communicating and Caring in an e-ICU World" and aims to bring together critical care professionals from across the UK to discuss, share and debate best practice, research and issues from across the critical care field. This two day event will offer over 40 different sessions including presentations from industry leaders, interactive workshops and the simulation lab.


  • about THE WORKING GROUP on Thrombosis

    Thursday 29September - Saturday 01 October 2016 (3Days)

    London - United Kingdom

    EuroThrombosis is the Annual Scientific meeting of the Working Group on Thrombosis.

    The 2016 edition will feature lectures and symposia ranging from pre-clinical research in hemostasis and thrombosis to clinical trials in venous and arterial thromboembolism.

    This year, the meeting will also host the Training Workshop of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy: "All about Clinical Trials" on 29 and 30 September.

    Both events will be held in the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, United Kingdom. Situated in central London, within a mile of Hyde Park, this modern conference hotel also 2-minute walk from Edgware Road tube station.

    Abstract submission and registration are now open.


  • about THE WORKING GROUP on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

    Friday 30September - Saturday 01 October 2016 (2Days)

    London - United Kingdom

    The European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy is proud to be delivering an engaging and interactive 2 day course to improve the professional knowledge and skills required to plan and deliver successful cardiovascular pharmacotherapy clinical trials. 

    Our goal is for all participants to leave the meeting with the improved competence and confidence to deliver better clinical trials which in turn will have a positive impact on services and patient outcomes.


  • Friday 14 - Saturday 15 October 2016 (2Days)

    This two day course offers dedicated, intense, individualised and hands-on training and case-based learning.



  • about THE WORKING GROUP on Development, Anatomy & Pathology

    Tuesday 15 - Thursday 17 November 2016 (3Days)

    Newcastle upon Tyne - United Kingdom
    The 2016 edition of the Cardiovascular Development Meeting  will be held at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne - UK, from 15 to 17 November.

    Each session will be started with a 25 minute introductory presentation by a leader in the field, followed by short presentations of 15 minutes.



National Cardiac Journals

Heart is the official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society and has been published since 1939.

Published by BMJ, Heart is an international peer reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, through 24 issues a year. Topics cover the breadth of cardiovascular disease with special emphasis on valve disease, congenital heart disease, and inherited cardiovascular conditions as well as coronary disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, imaging, epidemiology, global health, genomics and translational science.

Each issue contains original scientific articles with accompanying editorials, reviews of recent advances in clinical and translational cardiovascular science, an extensive EBAC-accredited continuing professional education section (Education in Heart), the Image Challenge series of image-based cases with multiple choice questions, and JournalScan summarizing important papers published in other journals. Fur further information, please visit

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Contact us

British Cardiovascular Society

Office Address United Kingdom

9 Fitzroy Square

W1T 5HWLondon, United Kingdom

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European Society
of Cardiology

Les Templiers
2035 Route des Colles
CS 80179 BIOT
06903 Sophia Antipolis
Cedex France