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 categories (Clinical, Basic Science Abstracts, MDECA & BCS/BHF/BAS/BSCR Young Investigator Award are now closed).

Closing date for Clinical Abstracts & YIA submission was 23:59, Sunday 3 March.
Closing date for Basic Science abstract & MDECA submission was 23:59, Sunday 10 March.

Abstract Categories

  • Basic Science Abstracts (Closed)
  • Clinical Abstracts (Closed)
  • Michael Davies Early Career Award (MDECA) (Closed)
  • BCS/BHF/BAS/BSCR Young Investigator Award (YIA) (Closed)

Abstract submission for categories (Clinical, Basic Science Abstracts, MDECA & BCS/BHF/BAS/BSCR Young Investigator Award are now closed).

Closing date for Clinical Abstracts & YIA submission was 23:59, Sunday 3 March.
Closing date for Basic Science abstract & MDECA submission was 23:59, Sunday 10 March.

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

If you have any queries, email:

Clinical and Basic Science Instructions

BCS/BHF/BAS/BSCR Young Investigator 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.  It is advised that you submit this separately in the abstract submission process.

Michael Davies Early Career Award Instructions

  • We cannot accept abstracts that have been accepted for publication elsewhere at the time of submission and the abstract should not have been presented at other conferences as well (also known as Encore Abstracts).
  • If your abstract is accepted it will be published online with Heart/BMJ. Please note that if your abstract is published in Heart/BMJ it cannot be published with another online publication. If your abstract is accepted but you would prefer to have your abstract accepted at another conference, then you will be required to inform the BCS in advance at your very earliest opportunity. The BCS can then try to make arrangements to withdraw your abstract so that you do not incur the 3 year ban from the BCS abstract submission process.
  • Only the Presenting author of the abstract can present at the conference, you cannot co-present with another co-author even if the work has been equally split.
  • If there is a change in Presenting Author please email informing of the change
  • Once an abstract is fully submitted, it cannot be edited and no further changes can be made.
  • If you plan to make changes to your abstract, please click on the 'Save' button, which will allow you access, but please remember to fully submit your abstract before the deadline, otherwise it will be rejected.
  • Please make sure that all information is correctly entered during the submission process.
  • Please make sure that you upload a word version of your abstract during the submission process, as this will be used for admin purposes.
  • Please fully submit your abstract through the portal otherwise it cannot be accepted.
  • If your abstract is accepted for the conference you must produce a poster to display continuously throughout the 3-day meeting. Each poster must be non-fabric, A0 in size, 841mm (height) X 1189mm (width) and should be in landscape mode. A conflict of interest statement must be clearly indicated on each poster. If you have no conflict of interest please state ‘No conflict of interest’.
  • All abstract poster presentations at the BCS Conference are regarded as standard poster presentations. Only presentations in the ‘Best of the Best’ categories are regarded as Oral presentations, as they are presented with a PowerPoint presentation to a specialist judge and a small audience in a designated area within the conference.
  • If you have multiple abstracts accepted for poster presentation and timings are a bit tight / do not allow for you to present in your allocated slots, you may wish to arrange for a co-author to present the other poster(s). If that is the case, please advise the BCS as soon as possible.
  • All abstract presenters receive free registration to the BCS Conference. Please register as a guest, you do not need to log in. Click on the ‘Continue as guest’ button to start the registration process and then choose the option ‘CCPUK/Medical Student/Abstract Presenter/Non-Faculty member’ option and then choose ‘Full Conference Ticket’ Price £0.00 to proceed with registering for the conference.  **Please note that if you have already registered for the BCS Conference, you do not need to register again.
  • If you require a letter of support from BCS for your visa application, please download this form and complete the necessary details and return back to at your earliest convenience, so that a letter can then be generated for you.  Please ensure that you allow sufficient time when applying for a visa and requesting a support letter from BCS. Please note that once the letter has been issued by the BCS, it is the responsibility of the individual delegate to make the necessary arrangements with the relevant authority (British Embassy/High Commission/Visa Consulate) and follow up if necessary for a response. BCS does not have the jurisdiction to expedite matters with the relevant authority.

BCS Awards

Each year the British Cardiovascular Society gives out the following awards and prizes at our Networking Reception / 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.

BCS/BHF/BAS/BSCR 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.

Sponsored by the British Heart Foundation, BAS, BSCR & BCS

The winner of the YIA for 2023 is: Dr Arunashis Sau

2023 Runner-Ups

Dr Maddalena Ardissino
Dr Amit Chowdhary
Dr Krishnaraj S Rathod
Miss Konstantina Amioradaki

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.

Sponsored by the British Heart Foundation

The winner of the MDECA for 2023 is Professor Vanessa Melanie Ferreira

Best of the Best

The top 3 highest scoring abstracts from each of the 7 different clinical abstract categories will present their work at the BCS Conference where they will give an oral presentation which takes place in the ‘Best of the Best zone’ in the Education Hall.  Based upon performance on the day, an overall winner will be selected and presented with a certificate and prize (£250) at the closing ceremony of the BCS Conference.

The 2023 BOTB winners and runner-ups

ACHD/valve disease/pericardial disease/cardiomyopathy
Winner: Dr Raghav Bhatia
Runner up: Dr Momina Yazdani
Runner up: Mr Muhammad Haris

Acute coronary syndromes & Interventional Cardiology
Winner: Dr Krishnaraj Rathod
Runner up: Dr James Wardley
Runner up: Dr Kok Weng Ow

Allied Health Professionals/Nursing/Health Scientists
Winner: Mrs Susanne Armstrong
Runner up: Mr Aleksandar Dimitrov
Runner up: Mr Eddison Paz

Cardiac Rhythm Management
Winner: Dr Ahmed Kotb
Runner up: Dr Krithikalakshmi Sathiyamoorthy
Runner up: Dr Ioannis Akoumianakis

Heart Failure
Winner: Dr Joe Cuthbert
Runner up: Dr Cristian Topriceanu
Runner up: Dr Shirley Sze

Winner: Dr Amrit Chowdhary
Runner up: Dr Miroslawa Gorecka
Runner up: Dr Sharmaine Thirunavukarasu

Stable IHD/Prevention/Hypertension/Lipids
Winner: Dr Cristian Topriceanu
Runner up: Dr Rohan Wijesurendra
Runner up: Dr Hamish MacLachlan