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Acute Cardiovascular Care Association School

Series of six practical hands-on sessions to best treat acute patient

02/11/2017 00:00 04/11/2017 00:00 Europe/Paris Acute Cardiovascular Care Association School

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The ACCA School is a 2 days practical hands-on meeting, aimed to train young doctors on how to best treat patients with acute cardiovascular diseases. 6 workshops are specifically designed for small groups to optimise learning outcome.

The School was followed by the ACCA Certification exam on Acute Cardiac Care  (4 November 2017).

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  • 61 Delegates
  • 21 countries represented: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland
  • Average age: 32 years old
  •  1 Plenary : Challenging ECG
  • 6 hands-on topics rotating 6 times over the 2 days with high levels of satisfaction:
    • ECMO - 85 % highly satisfied
    • Renal Replacement Therapy - 88 % highly satisfied
    • Echo-guided Vascular Access - 96 % highly satisfied
    • Critical Case Simulation - 95 % highly satisfied
    • ICD/PM troubleshooting - 85 % highly satisfied
    • Difficult Airways management - 95 % highly satisfied
  • 12 CME credits
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It has been a great experience, two days of high quality education and comparison with intensive cardiac care experts and colleagues from all over the world! Doctor Giovanni Barbati, Italy


It has been a great experience, two days of high quality education and comparison with intensive cardiac care experts and colleagues from all over the world! Doctor Giovanni Barbati, ItalyMostly hands-on training in very important aspects of acute cardiac care, very helpful and promising, certainly with some needed changes for the future. Doctor Radim Spacek , Czech Republic


Very happy to learn from the best. I hope will be to continue. Doctor Henrique Guedes, Spain


Great experience, extraordinary people, definitely a ”MUST DO” !!! Assistant Professor Carmen Elena Plesoianu, Romania 


ACCA School isn't just a learning experience, it's a career guide. Doctor Khaled Shelbaya, Egypt


It is so practical and informative. I enjoyed it very much. It opened the sky to fly high. Doctor Sahar Samir Sharaf el Din, Saudi Arabia


Very useful for clinical practice workshops. Ana Viana Tejedor, Spain


A really recommendable experience, very helpful for young Cardiologists in charge of CCU and for night shifts!! Doctor Javier Castrodeza Calvo, Spain


Amazing experience, which has lots of room for improvement. Doctor Ashish Mittal, Romania


The 1st ACCA School dealt with practical aspects of acutely diseased patients from our cardiac care setting. It was a place of learning, sharing knowledge and networking with colleagues from different backgrounds. Mainly hands-on, it allowed putting in practice problem solving in the challenging context of acute cardiac care. Claudio Guerreiro, Portugal


Muchuos gracias to the very dedicated and enthusiastic ACCA and hospital staff at the Hospital 12th October, Madrid . The teaching programme- content and quality, organisation, social event, location were all superb. Doctor Gerda Tautermann, Austria

The ACCA School

Within the field of Acute Cardiovascular Care, practical training deserves a special focus. 

Starting in 2015 at the association’s annual congress, a practical ACCA School has been introduced, comprising two practical sessions dealing with ventilation and renal replacement. Following the success of this first attempt, the project was extended in 2016 to three sessions repeated twice, and lead to the idea of organising ACCA school outside of the annual congress.

ACCA School 2017 is a stand-alone school with 2 days of hand-on sessions focused on interaction and practical training into real-life applications. The School will be held in a Hospital with dedicated sessions in an operating theatre and simulation center.

As an option, participant's knowledge could be officially recognised by partaking in the ACCA certification process on Saturday 4 November.

The ACCA School 2017 will focus on interaction and practical training on the most important topics and issues encountered when working within the field of acute cardiovascular medicine.

Seats are limited to 60 people.


Be ready to challenge yourself!

The goal of the ACCA School is to give participants the required theoretical knowledge and practical skills for their daily work in acute cardiovascular care.

Participants will be asked to review the existing ACCA literature (E-learning platform (ESCeL) and the updated version of the ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care (IACC)

As an option, participant's knowledge could be officially recognised by partaking in the ACCA certification process

What's inside?

On Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November, there will be 6 groups of 10 persons rotating to attend each of the 6 modules.

On Saturday 4 November the ACCA Certification Exam tips & tricks session followed by the written Exam will takeplace.

Scientific Programme

The 2 days meeting will include the following courses: 

  • Echo-guided vascular Access 
  • Renal replacement therapy 
  • ECMO
  • Difficult airway management
  • Critical cases simulation
  • Advanced Mechanical Ventilation
  • ICD/PM troubleshooting

Access to the programme

Stay tuned for registration deadline and fees!

Course directors

  • Prof. Hector Bueno (ES)
  • Dr. Roberto Martin-Asenjo (ES)
  • Dr. Konstantin Krychtiuk (AS)

In collaboration with the ACCA Executive Board; The YAC3 and the ACCA Education committee.


The ACCA School will take place in Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

Central location, convenience and easy to access for participants coming from all over Europe!

Why you should attend?

  • Get prepared for your first night shift
  • Participate in an unique top level school
  • Access customised topics focused on your day to day work
  • Privilege relationship with instructors and peers
  • Gain expertise in practical acute disease management

Who should attend?

  • Young professionals working within Acute Cardiovascular Care
  • Young Cardiologists working at the Emergency department/room, the chest pain unit, Cardiac Care Units & Intensive Care Units, etc.