The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) was founded in 1922. It plays a pivotal role in the delivery of cardiovascular health across the UK. BCS has over 2,000 members including approximately 90% of UK consultant cardiologists as well as many specialist registrars, GPs with a special interest and other professionals with an interest in cardiovascular medicine. BCS associate members include approximately 8,000 health care professionals (including clinical and basic scientists, general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, physiologists and all subspecialties of cardiovascular medicine). The 2013 BCS annual conference will be held in London. It will enable consultant cardiologists, trainee cardiologists and other professionals to keep up to date with innovative and developing technologies, pharmacology, diagnostic equipment, and educational materials. There will be tracks for: education for revalidation: a five year rolling programme covering the cardiology curriculum; imaging; clinical science/translational research- "cutting edge developments." basic science; and affiliated groups. There will be a "national training day" aimed at cardiology trainees. Exhibitors have been invited to contribute to the education agenda by providing more education on the stand and potentially in the BCS Arena in what will be called the "Education Hall" (instead of the Exhibition Hall).