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About the congress

FCVB meetings are increasingly considered as one of the most relevant exchange platforms for basic and translational cardiovascular biology.

This meeting of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (CBCS) of the European Society of Cardiology has been in conjunction with 12 European cardiovascular science societies.

Our aim in bringing together all these groups on a biennial basis is to create a showcase for the most exciting and innovative developments in cardiovascular research that is second to none and to act as a springboard for the careers of young scientists.

Previous programme was designed to be cross-disciplinary, both between and within sessions, to emphasise underlying scientific developments important to cardiovascular biology. The 13 societies have worked together to showcase their most exciting findings and to highlight interconnections with new areas of research. Central amongst the session types were:

  • Invited speaker presentations mixed with shorter talks selected from submitted abstracts, ensuring both the most recent data and strong involvement of younger speakers.
  • Poster sessions will be central in both position and timing.
  • Keynote lecturers will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Don't miss the opportunity to play an active role in the congress by presenting your research for presentation and discussion.

The 12 Basic science organisations and ESC Working Groups involved in FCVB 2018

European Council for Cardiovascular Research (ECCR)

European Society for Microcirculation  (ESM)

European Vascular Biology Organisation (EVBO)

International Society for Heart Research (ISHR), European Section

WG Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology

WG Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology

WG Cellular Biology of the Heart

WG Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation

WG Development, Anatomy and Pathology

WG Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

WG Myocardial Function

WG Thrombosis