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Elections 2014-2016

Learn more about the ACCA Board renewal process and timelines

ACCA Board renewal process will start start in June 2014 with a call for three Executive Board positions (3) and two regular Board positions (2)

ACCA calls for active, dedicated and talented volunteers who are willing to take on a leading role within the ACCA Board, which will be installed at the General Assembly, during the Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 in Geneva.

Why not put yourself forward?

Who can apply: All ACCA members

Candidates can apply simultaneously to one Executive Board position and to one regular Board member position.

How to apply: Candidates must duly complete the e-form and send their candidacy before 6th July 2014 (23:59 CET)

Who can vote: Vote is restricted to ACCA members holding 6 months membership at the date the vote is opened (September 1st,  2014).

Read the ACCA constitution for more information on the elections process, rules and regulations.

ACCA Consitution (Avril 2014)

Elections Timelines, key dates

•    June 2nd to July 2nd, 2014 (23:59 CET):  Call for candidates
•    July 2014:  The ACCA Nominating committee will prepare a shortlist of candidates (3 candidates maximum for each position) for the three positions of the ACCA Executive Board.
The ACCA Board will propose a shortlist of candidates (3 maximum for each position) for the two regular positions of the ACCA Board.
•    September 1st to October 1st  2014 (23:59 CET): Candidates will be presented to the vote - An electronic vote will be conducted by the European Hear House; a unique and personal voting link will be sent to you by  email.
•   October 20th, 2014: Results will be announced at the ACCA General Assembly during Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 in Geneva.

Roles, responsibilities and time of mandate :

President - Elect

The President-Elect is the second level of authority and representation in the ACCA Board. In absence of the President, he/she automatically assumes the role of President acting on his/her behalf when needed.
The President-Elect is elected by the ACCA eligible voting members to become the next ACCA President for two years
• Works in close cooperation with the President with the aim to create continuity in strategies once he assumes the Presidential position.
• Manages assignments given by the President and assumes the office of President should the President become unable to perform his duties.
• Supervises activities of relevant Association initiatives.

The Secretary

The secretary provides support to President and President-Elect for organisational matters and may have additional responsibilities assigned by the President
The secretary is elected by the ACCA eligible voting members for two (2) years
• Maintenance of record of activities (writing and validation of minutes).
• Keeps track of issues to be discussed at meetings, and ensures follow-up.
• Manages assignments (scientific or administrative) given by the president.

The Treasurer

The treasurer is responsible for supervising ACCA finances, ensuring the follow-up of the accounts and reporting to the ACCA Board.
The treasurer is elected by the ACCA eligible voting members for two (2) years.
• Works with the ACCA head of department, ESC Specialty Centre director and ESC finance department of the EHH to prepare a three-years rolling business plan to be presented to the ACCA Board for approval and validation
• Approves with the President all unbudgeted expenses inferior to three thousands Euros (3000 €). For unbudgeted expenses above three thousands Euros (3000 €), approval of the Executive Board is required.
• Is responsible for relation with industry.
• Acts as a link between the ACCA Head of Department and the ACCA Board on finance related issues.
• Ensures full transparency of all transactions thereon, including donations, sponsorship and grants to the ESC concerning acute cardiovascular care.
• Manages assignments given by the President.
• Presents and reports on financial matters of the Association at the General Assembly.

Board members


ACCA members who are elected to be Board members in the regular elections who do not hold executive positions in the Board.
Are elected directly by the ACCA members in the corresponding elections for a two year term
• To attend all ACCA meetings.
• To participate in all Board discussions and decisions with word and vote.
• To work actively to reach the ACCA Board objectives and ensure delivery of the assigned tasks.
• Regular Board members may, or may not take specific responsibilities within the Board, such as leading one of the ACCA Committees or Study Groups, according to the ACCA needs. their level of expertise, interest,…