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ACCA Committees

The association's functions have been devolved into 7 distinct committees, a Scientific Documents Group (SDG) and a Nominating committee.


List of committees

Membership and National Societies Relations

Chair: Marc Claeys, Belgium

Role: To define membership value and member benefits, to liaise with national acute cardiac care working groups  and to attract acute cardiac care professionals into the ACCA community.

Allied Societies, ESC Associations, Councils and Working Groups

Chair: Janina Stepinska, Poland

Role: To ensure continuous liaison and good relationships with external allied societies and the ESC Councils, Associations, and Working Groups.

Scientific Activities

Chair: Christian Hassager, Denmark

Co-Chair: Ingo Ahrens, Germany 

Role: To initiate and promote multi-national European studies and registries in the field of acute cardiac care.

Education and Training

Chair: Eric Bonnefoy, France

Project Leader ESCeL: Sofie Gevaert, Belgium

Project Leader Webinars course Director and IACC Certification: Pepe Barrabes, Spain

Role: To promote knowledge and skills through training and certification programmes to a multi-disciplinary audience.

Acute Cardiovascular Congress

Chair: Kurt Huber, Austria

Co-Chair: Sergio Leonardi, Italy

Role: To develop a state-of-the art scientific programme and promote the ACCA’s congress to a worldwide audience as a unique platform of information exchange.

Web, Communication, and Press

Chair: David Walker, United Kingdom

Role: To establish ACCA’s reputation and international standing with a wide audience through both internal and external media channels.


Chair: Elia de Maria, Italy

Role: To help spreading ACCA's mission to the young generation, to ensure collaboration with existing young groups, to promote young excellence in the ACCA field.

Scientific Documents Group

Chair: Sigrun Halvorsen, Norway

Role: The SDG is an ACCA operational team which has been created by the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association to supervise and monitor the preparation and publication of scientific Expert Consensus documents and Position Papers.

Nominating Committee 2016-2018

Chairperson: Hector Bueno
Co Chairperson: Christiaan Vrints


  • To evaluate CV, personal characteristics, willingness to participate, dedication and any feature that may positively or negatively influence in future ACCA responsibilities of all volunteers applying for ACCA Board executive positions (President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer).
  • To identify, select, and propose to the ACCA membership for its vote, at least two candidates for each of the executive positions..
  • To ensures a geographical balance of candidates with required experience from ESC Member countries.
  • To put forward names of members for the subsequent Nominating Committee that will be approved by members of the ACCA holding voting rights