Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers. That is why British Cardiovascular Society fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors - including stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes. Founded in 1922, the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) has expanded into a complex organisation that plays a crucial role in the delivery of cardiovascular health across the UK. BCS currently has over 2,500 members including the great majority of UK consultant cardiologists and general practitioners, as well as nurses and other healthcare professionals with a special interest in cardiology.
The British Cardiovascular Society is the voice for all those working in the fields of cardiovascular care and research in the UK; it aims to represent and support both the professionals who work in cardiology and the patients for whom we want to encourage the best possible treatment. To help achieve this aim, BCS is affiliated with 18 unique organisations that work in specific areas of cardiovascular medicine, health and patient care.
The British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference is the UK’s leading and largest cardiovascular event that attracts over 2,400 healthcare experts and key opinion leaders. The mission of the conference is to set standards of clinical excellence for the benefit of patients and develop new strategies in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. BCS conference attracts government, patient groups, research councils, funding bodies and industry.
In June 2018, Rightangled took part in its annual conference in Manchester and showcased its advanced service in the field of cardiac genomics to cardiologists both in the private and public sectors. It was a great opportunity to network and showcase our DNA tests to consultant cardiologists, trainees, academics and other professionals in the field of cardiology. We had very interesting discussions with healthcare professionals and members of the public on how environmental factors can influence our genes and how our DNA is expressed.