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2015 President's Letter

A new turn in 2015: a new board, a more member-centric approach!

Dear ACCA members,

on behalf of the ACCA Board, I would like to wish you all and your families a very successful year 2015. We hope that this will be the case also for ACCA.

We finished 2014 with the renewal of the Board after the ACCA elections in September. The new 5-member Executive Board and the functions of the other board members and committee chairs for the term 2014-2016 have been decided. This a great team ready to dedicated to pursue new initiatives and run innovative project fulfilling ACCA´s mission. You can find the organizational structure of ACCA leadership here

The new committees are under construction. By now, two members per committee have been appointed by each chair. As per our constitution, elections will soon be opened to membership to choose 2 other members per committee. If you are willing to work for ACCA, stay tuned! You will be notified of the process details and timelines by email.

But 2015 is going to be special for one other reason for ACCA, we will launch our new membership policy. More than two years after the establishment of ACCA, we have grown to more than 5,000 members. We wish to keep on enlarging this multidisciplinary community representing all players in acute cardiovascular in Europe having a more member centric approach and better serving their needs and expectations but also want to bring scientific and corporate values to our members, ensuring each one can get privileged rights, preferred services or special prices. This requires substantial resources. We are currently mostly dependent on industry for our activities so it is important that all of us contribute in a modest way to support ACCA and facilitate its sustainability.

You will be notified very soon by email (around mid-February), of the new policy and each of you will be kindly asked to renew your ACCA membership for 2015. A membership fee of 10 euros (excluding taxes) will be the reasonable amount to be part of the ACCA community, and benefiting of the privilege to get corporate rights (such as holding voting rights, accessing some leadership positions, receiving regular news and updates) and to access a wide range of educational / scientific products at discounted price (the new edition of the Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care textbook, EHJ-ACVC journal, ACS webinars, online education platform, ACC congress registration &  resources...).

Additionally, ACCA will be the first to propose a new web-based interface (a membership portal) enabling members to navigate in their own "space", monitoring personal profile / benefits / purchasing / forums... and make you "feel at home".

ACCA is YOUR association and ACCA belongs to you!

Counting you among our members will make ACCA much better and will facilitate our work to serve you and our patients with acute cardiac diseases.

Get ready for renewal.

Welcome to the new ACCA!

Héctor Bueno
ACCA President