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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

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

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming events


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

    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.


  • Monday 03 - Friday 07 October 2016 (5 Days)

    Oxford - United Kingdom

    The Women Transforming Leadership Programme is an innovative executive education programme of the Said Business School of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

    It introduces different ways of dealing with organizational challenges and provides you with tools for finding a strategy that works for you.


  • Sunday 09 - Wednesday 12 October 2016 (4 Days)

    Birmingham - United Kingdom

    The Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in the management of arrhythmias to share effective practice, show case innovation, learn about latest developments and network with UK & international delegates.


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

    London - United Kingdom

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


  • Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 November 2016 (3 Days)

    London - United Kingdom

    This is a meeting for medical and basic science trainees and early career physicians in pulmonary hypertension from across Europe.




    Tuesday 15 - Thursday 17 November 2016 (3 Days)

    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 November 13:00 to 17 November 15:00 hours.

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


  • Thursday 24 - Friday 25 November 2016 (2 Days)

    London - United Kingdom

    This two-day meeting takes place in November every year. Our faculty usually consists of 40 speakers/chairs, 700 delegates and 20 exhibiting companies.


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain