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Scientific Programme & Planner

The FCVB 2018 Scientific & Educational Programme is now available.

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Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

Who we are

The Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (CBCS) exists to raise the profile of basic science within the ESC.  It brings together representatives from Working Groups and external subject-related European Societies. Younger scientists were supported by CBCS to create the Scientists of Tomorrow, one of the ESC’s Young Communities, who actively contribute to all the Council’s activities.

What we do

Role of the Council

  • To promote pure science disciplines via the ESC basic science programme of ESC Congress
  • To bridge the gap between basic science and clinical practice 
  • To allow basic scientists to present their speciality at ESC Congress
  • To act as a Europe wide forum for cardiovascular research societies and a conduit for positive collaboration 
  • To share experiences with other ESC Associations and Councils 
  • To establish links with sister societies 
  • To improve basic science programme of ESC Congress

About the Council

History of the Council

Our activities

Basic Science Poster Reception


ESC Congress 2017: Highlights on Basic Science

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Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology 2018


The 5th edition of the biennial meeting of the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular ScienceFrontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB)will be held from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 April 2018 in Vienna - Austria.

Important deadllines:

  • Late registration: 15 March 2018
  • Abstract submission: 27 October
  • Early registration: 8 February 2018

Basic Science Summer School 2017

The Basic Science Summer School is organised every two years at the European Heart House (Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France) by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science with the contribution of the Scientists of Tomorrow.

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Best of Basic Science at ESC Congress 2016


Watch this interview with Professor Jeremy Pearson, Chair of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science.

Highlights on Basic Science

Watch this presentation of Professor Lina Badimon

Past-Chair of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science.

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