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ACVC Board Elections 2024–2026

Call for candidates, board renewal process and timelines

The Association for Acute CardioVascular Care is seeking active, dedicated and talented volunteers who are willing to take on a leading role on the ACVC Board under the Presidency of Prof. Ingo Ahrens (GE). 

The call for candidates is closed.

Open positions

  • Three ACVC Executive Board positions:
    1. President-Elect
    2. Treasurer 
    3. Secretary
  • Seven ACVC Board positions

Read more about the roles and responsibilities of the open positions.

The mandate is from ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2024 congress to ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2026 congress.

ACVC Bylaws: Bylaws have now replaced the ACVC constitution and were approved by the ESC Board on 25 August 2023. In accordance with these new bylaws, please note the following.

Candidate eligibility

  • Candidates for Board and Executive Board positions must:
    • be an ACVC Silver Member having settled their membership dues one month ahead the call for application deadline (the application period closed on 20 November 2023). Join the ACVC or upgrade your membership;
    •  Originate (country of work) from an ESC member country
  • Candidates for the position of Secretary/Treasurer must have served on a previous or current ACVC Board.
  • Candidates for the position of President-Elect must be a Fellow of the ESC (FESC), currently serving or having served in the immediate previous ACVC Board or in the pre-previous ACVC Board. The elected candidate will automatically become President two years later. 


Should you have any questions, please contact the ACVC office

Candidate selection process

Candidacies will be submitted to the ACVC Nominating Committee.

The ACVC 2022–2024 Nominating committee:

  • Chair: ACVC Past President 2022-2024 – Christian Hassager (DK)
  • Co-Chair: ACVC Previous Past President 2020-2022 – Susanna Price (UK)
  • Members: Marc Claeys (BE), Christiaan Vrints (BE), Hector Bueno (ES)

Election key dates

  • 6 October – 20 November 2023 (23:59 CET): Call for candidates
  • December 2023: Selection of candidates by the ACVC Nominating Committee
  • 15 January – 15 February 2024 (23:59 CET): Electronic voting will be managed by the ESC Team; a unique personal voting link will be sent by email to members eligible to vote
  • March 2024: Results will be announced at the ACVC General Assembly taking place at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2024 congress

Who can vote?

Voting is restricted to ACVC Silver Members who joined before 15 December 2023.

Extract from the bylaws: Only ACVC Silver Members having settled their dues one month ahead of an election (i.e. when the voting platform opens) and who are still members on that date have voting rights. 

Procedure for the election of the ACVC Board 

  • Elections will be organised under the responsibility of the Nominating Committee.
  • The new ACVC Executive Board and Nominating Committee members are elected by the voting members of the ACVC and announced at the General Assembly that immediately precedes the two-year term of the said Board.
  • The elections will be conducted electronically.
  • Voting will be by secret ballot. If only one candidate is proposed for any position, a vote will take place in any case. The proposed candidate(s) will be elected if he/she gains 50%+1 vote of the total number of votes cast. Abstentions, null and blank votes are not included in the number of votes cast.
  • If any candidate is not elected by a majority of votes, their candidature will fail. The Nominating Committee must make a new proposal within three months, followed by voting through secret ballot. The ACVC Nominating Committee will supervise the said vote.
  • If three or more candidates are proposed for any position, and none of them gains 50%+1 vote of the total number of votes cast, a second round of election will be organised for the two best-placed candidates. The candidate who gains 50%+1 vote of the total number of votes cast in the second round is elected.