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ACVC School 2024

A series of eight practical hands-on sessions to learn better ways of treating acute patients

08/11/2024 10:00 09/11/2024 18:00 Europe/Paris ACVC School 2024

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

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Are you on the front line treating critically ill patients? Do you need to make decisions quickly and implement the right techniques? Then the ACVC School is designed for you. 100% of the previous years' delegates recommend the school to their colleagues.

Registration is open 

ACVC School 2024

8 & 9 November in Barcelona at Vall d'Hebron hospital.

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

    • Echo-guided vascular access, pericardial drainage and FoCUS
    • Difficult airway management
    • Two clinical simulations focusing on communication and leadership
    • VA-ECMO management and troubleshooting
    • Mechanical ventilation
    • Patients in shock – The importance of ECMO unloading
    • Temperature control

Each group rotates among the eight workshops during two full days.

Final Programme



The ACVC School will take place in Vall d’Hebron Centre for Advanced Clinical Simulation, Barcelona, Spain.

Vall d'Hebron is the leading hospital in the use of simulations in training programmes as a model for education efficiency. It's in a central location, convenient, and easy to access for participants coming from all over Europe.


Registration is open - restricted to 80 participants


  • €470 for ACVC Silver Members
  • €570 for non-members


The registration fee includes two days of ACVC School, coffee breaks, lunches and dinner on 8 November.

The registration fee doesn't not include travel and accommodation.


ACVC School 2023 retrospective

80 participants from 27 different countries:

Italy, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Denmark, Poland, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Jordan, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Tunisia.

The average age was 35 years old. 

What participants have said about the ACVC School:

    • 100% agree that this training will improve their future practice
    • 83% ranked the overall training as outstanding



Five reasons you should attend


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

Who should attend?

  • Young professionals working in acute cardiovascular care
  • Young cardiologists working in the emergency department/room, the chest pain unit, cardiac care units, intensive care units, etc.

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Course directors

  • Alessandro Sionis
  • Jordi Baneras Riuz

Terms of registration

To join the ACVC, select the ACVC Silver + ESC Professional Membership for €90* 

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

You will save €100 on your registration.

Terms and conditions for registration

The following cancellation and refund policy will apply:

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

Class of 2022

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Class of 2021

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Class of 2019

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ECMO Simulation

Difficult Airways

Clinical Case Simulation

 Pulmonary echo

Echo Guided Vascular Access

 "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 into practice, sharing knowledge, doubts and ideas with worldwide colleagues."

"The most impressive was the friendly relationship of instructor and participant."

"The school is the place for those who want to learn more skills or practice their dexterity in manoeuvres 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 do you realise what you have to improve and that is a very important lesson to take back home."

"Very educational experience; we crave courses like this one."

"A unique chance to excel in acute cardiac care!"

"Interesting experience, perfect as a refresher, sharing specific knowledge and techniques in acute care cardiology and to meet cardiologists from other countries."

Class of 2018

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!" Dr. 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 organising the event, I am sure there are many more to come and that together we are stronger- working together to improve patient care." ❤️ Dr. Milica Aleksic, Serbia

"Great learning experience, with the possibility of hands-on learning many important skills, which I undoubtedly recommend." Dr. 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 and befriend colleagues from all over the world." Dr. Ibtihal Al Amri, The Netherlands

"Thank you Acute Cardiovascular Care Association for bringing more knowledge and skills into my everyday clinical work!"  Dr. 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!" Dr. Giovanni Barbati, Italy

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

"Great experience, extraordinary people, definitely a 'MUST DO'” !!! Asst. Prof. Carmen Elena Plesoianu, Romania 

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

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

"Muchas gracias to the very dedicated and enthusiastic association staff and hospital staff at the hospital. The teaching programme content and quality, organisation, social events, and location were all superb." Dr. Gerda Tautermann, Austria