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Prepare your congress

Preview the sessions: the Scientific Programme & Planner is available!

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Scientific Programme

The programme is structured in two parts: the pre-arranged programme features lectures and presentations by key opinion leaders from around the globe are invited to share their knowledge in their specific field of expertise. The abstract-based programme will feature top research and give you the opportunity to interact with peers in your topic of interest.

The abstract-based programme is available

We have received an extensive amount of original science for this year's programme; preview the session programmes now available!

ACCA Research Prize - rewarding excellence in unpublished research

Scientists and clinicians are invited to submit their un-published research in the area of acute cardiovascular care with a focus on quality of care research, clinical outcomes research and translational research applied to the development of novel therapeutic, diagnostic and logistical strategies to improve patient care and long-term outcomes.

Learn more about the ACCA Research Prize

Congratulations to this year's finalists, who will present their research in the ACCA Research Prize session on Saturday 15 October at 14:00

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Young Investigator Award Competition

A session dedicated to researchers 35 or below - presenting top research in the field.

6 finalists will present their abstracts before a panel of judges who will appoint a winner.

Congratulations to the finalists, who will be presenting their research in the Young Investigator Award session on Sunday 16 October at 11:00

In addition, all finalists have been invited to submit an article for fast track review and simultaneous publication in the European Heart Journal  - Acute Cardiovascular Care journal. If selected, the articles will be available as of October!

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Rapid Fire - Oral abstract session

Fast paced and providing plenty of exchange between the audience and the presenter - this session comprises of presentations of the top 10 graded abstracts. Discussions will be led by experts chairing the session.

Original science will be presented in this year's Rapid Fire session on Sunday morning at 08:30

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Moderated poster sessions

The ideal platform to meet presenters, colleagues & peers in front of their research and discuss their findings; selected presenters are invited to discuss their abstract in front of an audience during dedicated breaks - they will be challenged by the moderators!

Poster sessions

In the Poster Area, selected research will be on display for the entire day.

Pre-arranged programme


These 90 minutes long sessions allow for in-depth discussions on developments and advances in the various fields of acute cardiovascular care – these sessions are structured around four to five presentations by experts.

Meet with the experts

Discussions with experts, around cases and latest research & publications, who will explain difficulties, pitfalls and limitations whilst putting the results in perspective.

How to sessions

Provide practical, informative material and have a great educational value. Sessions focused on demonstration of techniques and practices by experts.


Daily practice oriented sessions: speakers will give educational presentations to be followed by intense discussions on controversial issues.

Clinical Cases

Speakers will take you through their experience of challenging cases – would you have made the same choices and decisions?

Educational Track

Organised by the Young ACCA committee, this series of sessions is aimed towards young physicians and researchers. Enhance your knowledge with experts who will take you from the fundamentals to the latest updates in acute cardiovascular care.

This track is an opportunity for practicing cardiologists wanting to refresh their skills.

ACCA School - Hands on sessions

Experts will take you through live demonstrations and hands-on training to learn and apply the latest methods and practice.

Joint sessions

To address topics directly with the experts, we are co-organising Joint Sessions with International, European and Local Associations. These sessions help to strengthen collaboration between ACCA and our partners in the field.

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Focus on education

Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016 provides you with a unique opportunity to learn or update your skills!

Discover the sessions and initiatives specifically focusing on education

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List of Topics

Scientific sessions cover a wide array of topics.