Posters & Abstracts

Abstracts & Awards

Abstracts & Awards

Showcase your abstract at the largest cardiovascular conference in the UK

Submitting guarantees great visibility for your work and the opportunity to interact with an engaged audience at the BCS Annual Conference. Reviewed by an expert panel, selected abstracts will also be published in a special edition of 'Heart' BMJ Journal. We strongly encourage you to submit your best work for consideration.

Abstract submission for all the categories will open in January 2022.

Abstract Categories

  • Basic Science Abstracts
  • Clinical Abstracts
  • Michael Davies Early Career Award (MDECA)
  • Young Investigator Award (YIA)

Full and further information and guidance are for abstract submission are listed below.

If you have any queries, email:

Clinical and Basic Science Instructions
Young Investigator Award Instructions
Michael Davies Early Career Award Instructions

Please note that if your submission for the Young Investigator Award is rejected, then it is not automatically entered into the clinical or basic science poster abstract submission.

You will need to separately submit your abstract following the poster submission process.

BCS Awards

Each year the British Cardiovascular Society gives out the following awards and prizes at our Annual Dinner or Closing ceremony, held during the BCS Annual Conference.

Mackenzie Medal

The Mackenzie Medal is awarded by the Society in recognition of outstanding service to British Cardiology. Two medals are given out each year, at the BCS Annual Conference.

Young Investigator Award

This prize was established by the Society to recognise excellence among young researchers intending to pursue a career in cardiovascular clinical medicine or research. Since 2001, the prize has been awarded and its winners reflect the diversity of research projects being submitted and judged.

The prize is currently £1500 for the winner and £500 for runners up.

The closing date for the competition will close at 17:00, 31st March.

Sponsored by the British Heart Foundation

Michael Davies Early Career Award

This award is to honour researchers who have recently established themselves as independent investigators and who have made an outstanding contribution to cardiovascular science. It is open for applications from clinicians and non-clinicians who have an affiliation with a UK institution.

The award of £1500 and a certificate, is made at the Annual Conference. Unsuccessful applicants from previous years are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications will close at 17:00, 31st March.

Sponsored by the British Heart Foundation