Such award is delivered during the ACCA General Assembly at the yearly Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress.
Keith Fox (UK) for his contribution to the research in Acute Coronary Syndroms
Hector Bueno (ES) as ACCA President 2013-2016 , for his outstanding scientific contribution and dedication to leverage ACCA in the field
François Schiele (FR), for his contribution as chair of the study group on Quality Of Care and recent publication of outstanding paper on quality indicators for acute myocardial infarction
Sofie Gevaert (BE) & Pepe Barrabes (ES) for their long lasting commitment to the development of ACCA education and certification programme
Frans Van der Werf (NL), for his contribution to the research in the treatment of AMI
Doron Zahger (IS) , for his longstanding commitment to the ACCA board
Janine Poess (GE) , for her leadership and contribution to the creation and development of the YOUNG ACCA Group
Magdalena Heras passed away on August 4th, 2014. She was one of the founding members of the Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care and an active member of the first Nucleus where she worked actively for several years, taking the leadership of the development of the ACC certification program among other important responsibilities.
Magda's footprint is indelible. This is a great loss for ACCA and for the European cardiology. She always showed an outstanding dedication and compromise to patient care and science in cardiology.
In memory of Magda Heras, the ACCA board decided to create a special award that will recognise outstanding scientific contribution to research in the field.
In 2014, this special award was granted to:
Christian Mueller (CH)
For his outstanding scientific contribution to the research of the role of biomarkers in acute cardiovascular care
Pascal Vranckx (BE)
Associate Editor of the ACCA toolkit
For his outstanding contribution to the development and success of the ACCA Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit
Marco Tubaro (IT)
IACC Textbook Editor in Chief
For his long lasting commitment to education for ACCA, as Editor-In-Chief of the first and second edition of the IACC Textbook
Susanna Price (UK)
ACCA Education committee Chairperson 2012-2014
For her leadership and essential contribution to the development of the ACCA educational platform
Yonathan Hasin (IS)
Founder and first chair of the Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care (2001-2004)
For his longstanding commitment to the development of the Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care, now ACCA.
Magda Heras (ES)
Magda Heras passed away on August 4th, 2014
Nucleus member of the Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care (2002-2006), Ex-Officio (2006-2010)
For her outstanding contribution to the ACCA Certification Programme.
Kristian Thygesen (DE)
Founder and leader/coordinator of the Biomarkers Study group (2000-2012)
For his fruitful leadership of the Biomarkers study group.
Christiaan Vrints (BE)
Chairperson of the Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care (2010-2012), Past-President of ACCA (2012-2014)
For his outstanding involvement and contribution to the creation of the new Association on Acute Cardiovascular Care. (ACCA)
Lars Wallentin (SW)
For his outstanding contribution on the improvements in quality of care and outcomes in Acute Cardiovascular Care.
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