Posters & Abstracts

Abstracts & Awards

Abstracts & Awards

We recognise that many of you have put a considerable amount of effort into submitting abstracts and we also had a large number of excellent submissions for the Young Investigator and Michael Davies Early Career Awards.

We have continued with the marking of the abstracts and those which would have been presented at the BCS Annual Conference will be published in Heart as usual. The prizes for the best abstracts in each category will also be awarded as will both Research Prizes and the Mackenzie Medals.

Due to COVID-19, this year's BCS Awards Ceremony will be held virtually. We invite all BCS Members and anyone working in the field of cardiology to attend and show support to your fellows.

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 published in a special edition of 'Heart' BMJ Journal'. We strongly encourage you to submit your best work for consideration.

Submission for all categories is closed. The deadline was: Monday 2 March 2020 at 5pm GMT.  Submission for 2021 will begin in early January.

Abstract Categories

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.

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. The award 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.

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.

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.