UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


A comparison of US and (proposed) UK cholesterol guidelines
Mon 14th April
2nd floor seminar room
Rayne Building
5 University Street, London WC1E 6JF

Challenges and Innovations in Cardiometabolic Disease
Fri 9th May
Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Programme and registration

American Heart Association: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis
and Vascular Biology 2014
1st - 3rd May
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Call for abstracts and preliminary programme

New Open Heart journal

Students on lawn

Dr Pascal Meier, Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart Hospital, has been made Editor-in-Chief of the new online Open Heart journal.

Open Heart, an Open Access journal, launches in January 2014, as a collaboration between BMJ and the British Cardiovascular Society. It will be open in many ways: open access (freely accessible to all), open peer review (unblinded peer review) and will support open data (data sharing).


  • Stringent, but constructive and collaborative peer review supporting authors with statistical advice
  • High readership visibility on bmj.com with articles of major interest press released
  • Rapid publication, with fast track options (decision within 14 days)
  • Low publication charges - BCS members receive 25% discount
  • Compliance with research funder mandates and copyright retained by you

To contact the Editor-in-Chief please email him on editor.openheart@bmj.com