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ACVC School 2019

Series of five practical hands-on sessions to best treat acute patients

29/11/2019 00:00 30/11/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris ACVC School 2019

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Are you the first to treat critically ill patients? Do you need to make decisions quickly and implement the right techniques? Then the ACVC School is designed for you.

The ACVC School offers the opportunity to develop skills in a state-of-the-art simulation lab. Five workshops are specifically designed for small groups to optimise learning outcomes.

100% of the previous years' delegates recommend the School to their colleagues.

ACVC School 2019

  • Five hands-on and one plenary sessions
  • 10 CME credits
  • 48 delegates from 19 countries: Albania, Belgium,  Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany,  India, Ireland, Israel,  Italy, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • With an average of 35.5 years old
  • Participants' feedback:
    • 100% of agree that this training will improve their future practice
    • 83% ranked the overall training as outstanding

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ECMO Simulation

Difficult Airways

Clinical Case Simulation

 Pulmonary echo

Echo Guided Vascular Access


What they said about the ACVC school 2019 ...

An amazing learning experience. It was a pleasure to acquire some skills with such dedicated and enthusiastic experts. Thank you all for the event! I genuinely recommend the school


A great opportunity to put theory in practice, sharing knowledge, doubts and ideas with worldwide colleagues



The most impressive was the friendly relationship of instructor and participant. In this Regard i would suggest to have a homogenous group in the level of experiences.



The School is the place for those who want to learn more skills or practice their dexterity in maneuvers that for sure every Cardiologist stumbles on in their medical practice. This school focuses on doing things, but medical knowledge is not neglected as there are some very accurate simulations where fast thinking and acting is essential in saving the patient. Only in this stressful situation you realise what you have to improve and that is a very important lesson to take back home.



Very educating experience, we crave for courses like this one...


An unique chance for excelling in acute cardiac care!



Interesting experience, perfect for reminders, sharing specific knowledge and techniques in acute care cardiology and to meet cardiologists from other countries

Why you should attend!


  • Get prepared for your first night shift
  • Participate in a unique, top-level school
  • Access customised topics, focused on your day to day work
  • Privilege relationship with instructors and peers
  • Gain expertise in practical acute disease management

Who should attend?

  • Young professionals working in acute cardiovascular care
  • Young cardiologists working at the Emergency Department/Room, the chest pain unit, Cardiac Care Units & Intensive Care Units, etc.

For any questions, contact us at

What's the programme?

The programme includes: 

  • Echo-guided vascular access 
  • Pulmonary echo
  • ECMO
  • Difficult airway management
  • Clinical case simulation
  • 2 plenary sessions:
    • Out of Hosptial Cardiac Arrest  management in 2019
    • School debrief and open questions

Access the Final programme


29 November

Hour Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
12:00 - 13:00 Welcome
13:00 - 15:00 Simulation Difficult Airways Management Echo Guided Vascular Access ECMO Pulmonary Echo
15:00 - 15:30 Pulmonary Echo Simulation  Difficult Airways Management Echo Guided Vascular Access  ECMO 
17:30 - 19:30 ECMO  Pulmonary Echo Simulation  Difficult Airways Management  Echo Guided Vascular Access
19:30 Departure to dinner

30 November

Hour Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
08:30 - 10:30 Echo Guided Vascular Access ECMO Pulmonary Echo Simulation Difficult Airways Management
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 13:00 Difficult Airways Management Echo Guided Vascular Access ECMO Pulmonary Echo Simulation
13:00 - 14:00 Plenary and lunch boxes

Course directors

  • Prof. Alessandro Sionnis (ES)
  • Prof. Josep Maria Nicolas Arfelis (ES)


First come first served principle. Limited to 40 seats. 


Membership level Regular Ivory Silver Gold
Registration fees* € 550 € 490 € 450 € 400




Registratrion covers two days of the School, two lunchs, one diner (Thursday evening) & coffee breaks.

Registration doesn't cover travel and accomodation.


Not a member of the Association for Acute CardioVascular Care (ACVC) yet?

Select a Silver + an ESC Professional Membership for €72* and save €100 on your registration

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* Aged under 40 or in training (in medical school, undertaking medical training, or conducting a PhD in scientific research).

Terms and conditions for registration

The following cancellation and refund policy will apply:

  • Up to 6 weeks before the date of the event: 100% refund
  • From 6 to 4 weeks before the date of the event: 50% refund
  • Within 4 weeks before the date of the event: No refund
  • No show: No refund


The ACVC School will take place in the University of Barcelona, Campus Clínic, Simulation Laboratory (Carrer Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona) - Spain

Central location, convenience and easy to access for participants coming from all over Europe.


Participants will be asked to review the existing literature (e-learning platform and the updated version of the ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care (IACC)

2018 Post-event report

Class of 2018

  • 41 Delegates
  • 19 countries represented: Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, Slovakia, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, UK, Romania, Serbia, Sweden
  • Average age: 32 years old
  •  1 Plenary: Challenging ECG
  • 6 hands-on topics rotating 6 times over the 2 days with high levels of satisfaction:
    • ECMO
    • Renal Replacement Therapy
    • Echo-guided Vascular Access
    • Critical Case Simulation
    • Mechanical Ventilation
    • Difficult Airways management
  • 12 CME credits

Class of 2018

The school was a great opportunity to learn from experts in small groups in truly practical sessions! The faculty was amazing and answered our every question! Doctor Maria Trepa, Portugal


This is a lifetime opportunity to work with young people of the same specialty and to connect in order to improve your practice. Thank you for organizing the event I am sure there are many more to come and that together we are stronger- working together to improve patient care. ❤️ Doctor Milica Aleksic, Serbia


Great learning experience, with the possibility of hands-on learning many important skills, which I indoubtly recommend. Doctor Pedro Miguel Goncalves Teixeira, Portugal


Involved in acute cardiac care? Then the #AcuteCardiovascularCareSchool is a must! Amazing opportunity to learn from experts in the field & befriend colleagues from all over the world. Doctor Ibtihal Al Amri, The Netherdlands


Thank you Acute Cardiovascular Care Association for bringing more knowledge and skills into my everyday clinical work!  Doctor Marko Stefinscak, Croatia


Class of 2017

It has been a great experience, two days of high quality education and comparison with intensive cardiac care experts and colleagues from all over the world! Doctor Giovanni Barbati, Italy

Very happy to learn from the best. I hope will be to continue. Doctor Henrique Guedes, Spain


Great experience, extraordinary people, definitely a ”MUST DO” !!! Assistant Professor Carmen Elena Plesoianu, Romania 


The Acute Cardiovascular Care School isn't just a learning experience, it's a career guide. Doctor Khaled Shelbaya, Egypt


 It is so practical and informative. I enjoyed it very much. It opened the sky to fly high. Doctor Sahar Samir Sharaf el Din, Saudi Arabia


Muchuos gracias to the very dedicated and enthusiastic association staff and hospital staff at the Hospital 12th October, Madrid . The teaching programme- content and quality, organisation, social event, location were all superb. Doctor Gerda Tautermann, Austria

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