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ACCA Committees

The association's functions have been devolved into six distinct committees and a young group:

List of committees

Membership and National Societies Relations

Chairperson: Eric Bonnefoy (FR)
Members : 
Gianni  Casella (IT), François Roubille (FR), Avi Shimony (IL), Robert Zukerman (IL)

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

Chairperson: Janina Stepinska (PL)
Members : Patrick Goldstein (FR), Antonia Sambola (SP), Sigrun Halvorsen (NW), Natale Daniel Brunetti (IT)

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

Scientific Activities

Chairperson: Uwe Zeymer (DE)
Members: Peter Sinnaeve (BE), Ingo AHRENS (DE), Roberto Diletti (NL), Marc Claeys (BE), Roberta Rossini (IT)

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

Education and Training

Chairperson: Susanna Price (UK) (Ex-Officio)
Members:  Jose Barrabes (SP), Sofie Gevaert (BE), Joseph Van Herck (BE), Maurizio del Pinto (IT), Martin Moeckel (GE), Georg Delle Karth (AT)

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

Acute Cardiovascular Congress

Chairperson: Kurt Huber (AT)
Co Chair : Doron Zahger (IL)
Christian Hassager (DK), Joao Morais (PT), Hoong Sern Lim (UK) Johannes Holfeld (AT)

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

Chairperson: David Walker (UK)
François Schiele (FR), Tom Quinn (UK), Rafael Vidal (SP), Peter Ong (GE)

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


Chairperson: Elia de Maria (IT)

Co-chairperson: Konstantin Krychtiuk (AT)
Members : Maria Rubini-Gimenez ( SW), Ana Viana Tejedor (SP), Alice Wood (UK), Katarzyna Czerwińska-Jelonkiewicz (PL)

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.
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Nominating Committee 2014-2016

Chairperson: Christiaan Vrints
Co Chairperson: Nicolas Danchin
Members: Marco Tubaro, Eva Swahn

  • 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