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ACVC Biomarker Talks

A project from the ACVC Biomarkers Study Group

Association for Acute CardioVascular Care
Acute Cardiac Care

A series of concise and interactive online events covering the full spectrum of biomarkers.

Each talk will be followed by an editorial article published in the European Heart Journal - Acute CardioVascular Care.

What are the ACVC Biomarker Talks?

Smart student learning using internet and headphonesThis series was designed by course directors Christian Müller and Nicholas Mills, chair and co-chair of the ACVC Study Group on Biomarkers.


The talks, in a nutshell:

  • Live and interactive online events covering each topic in the biomarker field;
  • Each talk will be moderated by Christian Mueller and Nicholas Mills, and presented by one expert;
  • Each talk will last for 30 minutes and include a 15-20 minute state-of-the-art presentation and 10-15 minute discussion with the audience;
  • The on-demand video will be available 24 hours after the live event.


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 Upcoming talks

Cardiac biomarkers in the field of cardio-oncology (19 October 2022)

Speaker: Daniela Cardinale

Learning objectives

After watching this webinar, participants will understand:

  • the value and limitations of using hs-cTnT/1 (and BNP/NT-proBNP) monitoring in patients receiving oncological therapy; and
  • the complementary role of blood biomarkers and cardiac imaging in the assessment of cardiotoxicity.

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An epitaph for CK-MB (23 November 2022)

Speaker: Allan Jaffe

Learning objectives

After watching this webinar, participants will:

  • understand that CK-MB was the preferred biomarker for detection of cardiomyocyte injury and AMI prior to the development of cTn assays;
  • appreciate the different kinetics of CK-M vs. cTn;
  • know that current hs-cTnT/I assays have much higher sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy vs. CK-MB, obviating the use of CK-MB; and
  • appreciate remaining uncertainties in the early detection re-infarction.

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Inventor and innovator: cardiac troponin T(21 December 2022)

Speaker: Hugo Katus

Learning objectives

After watching this webinar, participants will:

  • understand the structure and function of the cardiac sarcomere;
  • gain insight into the development of an assay for cardiac troponin T;
  • appreciate the impact of the first studies in patients and how they have shaped the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome;
  • understand that cardiac troponin T measurements can inform other diagnoses and care pathways; and
  • understand how the clinical role for cardiac troponin T testing is likely to evolve in the future.

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 Past talks

Date Episodes Title Presented by
21 September 2022 Episode 12   How is cardiac troponin released from cardiomyocyte? Ola Hammarsten
13 July 2022 Episode 11  Screening the general population - a role for cardiac biomarkers? Stefan Blankenberg
21 June 2022 Episode 10   Origin and future of cardiac troponin I Fred Apple
18 May 2022 Episode 9   Use of BNP and NT-proBNP in the emergency room Lori Daniels
27 April 2022 Episode 8   How to deal with unexpected cardiac troponin results Johannes Mair
30 March 2022 Episode 7   Blood and imaging biomarkers in type 2 myocardial infarction Andrew Chapman
23 February 2022 Episode 6   Future application of POC in the emergency room Richard Body
19 January 2022 Episode 5   How to implement novel diagnostic algorithms in the emergency room Louise Cullen
24 November 2021 Episode 4   Biomarkers in atrial fibrillation Ziad Hijazi
27 October 2021 Episode 3   A new diagnostic marker on the horizon - cMyC Michael Marber
23 June 2021 Episode 2   Rapid diagnostic algorithms for NSTEMI Maria Rubini Gimenez
19 May 2021 Episode 1   CV biomarkers in COVID-19 Torbjørn Omland


About the ACVC Study Group on Biomarkers


The ACVC Study Group on Biomarkers was established by Kristian Thygesen (DK) in 2005 with the intention of creating a support group for the Global Task Force for the Definition of Myocardial Infarction (later called Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction - UDMI).

In addition to supporting the UDMI, this group became successful and independent and now focuses on the proper clinical application of cardiac biomarkers including troponins, natriuretic peptides, and inflammatory and thrombotic markers in acute cardiac care.


  • disseminating  knowledge about the proper clinical application of cardiac biomarkers in acute cardiovascular care; 
  • advising on the appropriate application of biomarkers in cardiovascular research;
  • creating recommendations/guidelines for implementation of cardiac biomarkers in acute cardiac care; and
  • being a counselling source for authorities regarding the appropriate clinical use of cardiac biomarkers.