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The VCACC and the British Cardiovascular Society are a part of the American College of Cardiology’s International Exchange program. The BCS-VCACC relationship was formed through a desire of both organizations to develop long-term relationships between cardiovascular professionals in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The official agreement for the partnership was signed in June 2018 in Manchester at the British Cardiovascular Society’s Annual Meeting. Signed by VCACC Past President (and current ACC President) C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, VCACC International Outreach Committee Member Christopher Kramer, MD, FACC, Sarah Clarke, MD, FACC, BCS President, and Simon Ray, MD, BCS Incoming President, the partnership will bring members from both nations to learn about advances in CV science and exchange ideas on quality programming and health systems. Both societies aim to develop a portfolio to include educational programs, leadership courses, preceptorships, visiting lectures, etc. on both sides of the Atlantic.
More to come for this exciting program. To volunteer to join the International Outreach Committee please contact Jennifer Ray  Beckman

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Annual Conference 2021: Early Bird Registration is Open!
Registration is open for the BCS Annual Conference 2021! The past year has changed the landscape for events worldwide, however we are pleased to announce that the UK's leading and largest cardiovascular education event is going ahead and this time in a new virtual format. 

In this year’s virtual format, you will have access to a wide range of sessions at the click of a mouse. The Annual Conference will run across four days from Monday 7 June to Thursday 10 June. Visit the site to get an idea of what to expect over the days. Register your place today to take advantage of the early bird rate. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) in June. 

BHF Reception: 60 Years Young
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) are delighted to host a virtual ’60 Years Young’ reception at this year’s BCS Annual Conference. The BHF’s Medical Director Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Chief Executive Dr Charmaine Griffiths and Associate Medical Director Professor Metin Avkiran will highlight 60 years of BHF-funded research that has saved and improved lives, share the BHF’s proactive response to the Covid-19 pandemic and ambitions for the future, and announce the winner of the BHF Fellow of the Year Award. 


    • Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, BHF Medical Director
    • Dr Charmaine Griffiths, BHF Chief Executive
    • Professor Metin Avkiran, BHF Associate Medical Director

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