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3rd European ACCA summit on Pre-Hospital Care

Acute Cardiovascular Care Association

Acute Cardiovascular Care Association has an important mission, where collaboration among countries is crucial.

This summit was organised with the scientific collaboration of EUSEM and ERC and addresses international experts in the fields of emergency medicine and acute cardiovascular care.

The main objective of this summit was to bring together a large panel of key experts to highlights the diversity of attitudes in emergency situations between regions and countries and make some recommendations for best practice to improve pre-hospital management of patients and reduce risk of death for acute patients.

Thanks to its interactive format and large space for discussion this third summit has been a real opportunity to exchange with national experts, from 33 countries*; sharing challenges and learning from each other.

The Acute Cardiovascular Care Association will continuously make this a priority, working closely with national experts.

Your feedback:

The opportunity to meet with colleagues was what you liked the most about the summit (80 %)
Pre-Hospital Care is a multi-disciplinary issue, with national challenges is the take home message
60 % said "the collaboration between specialties is crucial for the best patient care."
and 45 % highlighted the "diversity of pre-hospital care in different countries"

*The event has attracted 78 participants from 33 countries:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Czech rep, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia,  France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, IsraeI, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Ukraine .

What was discussed?

Access the Summit agenda and webcasts!

What are people saying about the Clinical Decision Making Toolkit? 


Abdo Khoury (France) 
Collaboration between cardiologist and out of hospital physicians is essential for improving the management of acutely ill cardiac patient, especially when it comes to ACS. Guidelines are mandatory and networking on the regional, national and European level is mandatory. This summit enabled us to all share our experience and fix the basis for future constructive collaboration

Jana Seblova (Czech Republic )
I really appreciated the working atmosphere and discussions, especially during the workshops. The level of care of patients with cardiovascular diseases is really high in Europe but neverthelss we can improve it by close interdisciplinary cooperation. This summit had shown a way how to reach these goals. Thanks

Zaza Iakobishvili (Israel)
The very important meeting for sharing ideas, learning from the colleagues experience, stick to guidelines and further improve the patient care

Antoniu Octavian Petris (Romania)
In ours daily challenging critical cases is necessary to make quickly and open-minded decisions. To maintain a high level of acute cardiovascular care across Europe a regular meeting between the members of this valuable professional communities is particularly important.

Rudy Koster (Netherlands)
Resuscitation is a science at its own right with a multi-disciplinary contribution of many specialists. It is an important health care activity in a domain that cardiologists have not been familiar with for many years.

Maaret Castren (Sweden)
For the patients best we need to collaborate, over the borders of professions or societies

Access to previous ACCA summits

1st European Summit on Acute Cardiovascular Care 2011
2nd European Summit on Unmet need Acute Cardiovascular Care 2013

This Summit is supported with an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca, Novartis Pharma AG and the Alliance Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH and Eli Lilly and Company

If you have an individual request on sponsorship details of the ACCA Summit on Pre-Hospital Care and the sponsors, please contact