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Recognition for Established Specialists in Acute Cardiovascular Care

This unique and prestigious recognition is granted for life and delivered by the Association for Acute CardioVascular Care.

Why you should join the group of experts?

As recognised experts in the field, your main goal will be to share your experience and act as mentor for the young generation. You may:

  • Act as a reference person to promote acute cardiovascular care in countries
  • Contribute to mentoring sessions at Congress, advising on research and science presentations
  • Guide the young generation in their professional development and career

A free registration to the Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress is granted the year you obtain the title.

Discover who's already in the club


  • Pedro Rigueiro Veloso
  • Zdravko Babic
  • Jose Maria Garcia Acuna
  • Hector Gonzalez Godinez


  • Josep Barrabes
  • Eric Bonnefoy
  • Frank Breuckmann
  • Hector Bueno
  • Keith Fox
  • Sofie Gevaert
  • Yonathan Hasin
  • Kurt Huber
  • Maddalena Lettino
  • Christian Mueller
  • Susanna Price
  • Tom Quinn
  • François Schiele
  • Eva Swahn
  • Kristian Thygesen
  • Marco Tubaro
  • Frans Van de Werf
  • Pascal Vranckx
  • Christiaan Vrints
  • Lars Wallentin
  • Doron Zahger 

Who can apply?

  • Cardiologists with at least 10 years of experience (excluding training period)
  • Cardiologists with 5 years working in a leading position in the field
  • Silver or Gold members of the ACVC only

How to apply?

  • Step 1: Submit your application (e-form) along with all the relevant supporting documentation
    • All fields must be completed
    • All documents listed below must be attached and written in English
      1. Curriculum vitae
      2. Relevant clinical experience and current working practice
      3. Most relevant publications in the field
      4. Motivation letter
      5. Evidence of 10 years experience in ACC or 5 years as a chief /director of an ICCU/CICU
      6. Evidence of medical (MD) degree (or equivalent)
      7. A letter of recommendation from an expert in the field of ACC
      8. A letter signed and stamped by the current Director of the Cardiology Department/Service for specialists or by the Director of the Hospital for ICCU/CICU directors, confirming that all information in the application is accurate including contact information from director (original document can be scanned)
  • Step 2: After successful upload you will be transferred to the My ESC Log in page, to proceed with the payment. Candidates must complete full payment to validate their application and trigger review process
    • Silver members: 550€
    • Gold member: 500€

If incomplete or not compliant when submitted, the application will automatically be rejected.

When to apply

  • Applications can be submitted throughout the whole year
  • Submissions will be evaluated on a monthly basis
  • Process from submission to result notification may take 60 days

What comes next?

  • Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by the ESC Education department who will check that all required documents are enclosed
  • Once validated, your application will be reviewed and graded by two members of the ACVC Education committee
  • You will be informed (notification by email) of the decision regarding your application within 45 days after submission
    • If successful, you will be able to pick up your diploma at the next association or ESC Congress - ESC Stand (contact
    • If rejected, you will be notified about reason for failure and will be invited to re-submit or activate appealing process. Your payment will be 90% reimbursed (10% kept as administration fee)

Apply now