The Scottish Cardiovascular Forum

The Scottish Cardiovascular Forum (SCF) was launched in October 1997, with the aim of fostering integration, encouraging collaboration and assisting in the dissemination of information among basic science and clinical cardiovascular researchers in Scotland.

The meetings of the SCF are held once a year at the end of January or early February and feature two "themed" keynote lectures, usually delivered by speakers local to the host Institution, short oral communications and a poster session. The format of the meetings is informal and tends to be focused on the presentation of novel material from the research groups across Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Details of the 18th annual meeting of the Scottish Cardiovascular Forum are below.

Scottish Cardiovascular Forum 2015

Saturday 7th February, 2015

The Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Little France, Edinburgh, EH16 4TJ

Organisers: Dr PWF Hadoke, University of Edinburgh & Dr I Gow, Queen Margaret University

You are cordially invited to attend this one day meeting for those with an interest in cardiac and vascular research – both clinical and basic science.

Abstracts: abstract submission form
Deadline: Friday January 9th 2015.

We particularly welcome submissions from PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.

The purpose of the SCF is to act as a discussion forum for researchers in Scotland and Northern Ireland studying the cardiovascular system. Therefore, the meeting welcomes presentations of studies in progress and will accept abstracts that have been presented previously.

Roger Wadsworth Prize
The Roger Wadsworth Prize for most significant contribution to cardiovascular research by a final year PhD student will be awarded for the second time at SCF 2015. Delegates wishing their abstracts to be considered for the Roger Wadsworth award should complete the application form (see below is on the SCF home page) and should meet the following criteria:
  1. Students should be in the final year of their PhD.
  2. Students should submit a summary of why their research has made a significant contribution to the cardiovascular research community (500 words maximum).
  3. Students should deliver a 10 minute oral presentation (not a poster).
  4. A short supporting statement from the supervisor should be submitted with the application.

Roger Wadsworth Prize Application Form

Registration: details to follow.
Registration Fee: £25 (£10 for students)

If you would like to become a member please fill in the online registration form.



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