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2021 Worldwide Championship in Acute CardioVasculare Care

In collaboration with EUSEM and powered by Urgent esim Formation

20/03/2021 14:00 21/03/2021 20:00 Europe/Paris 2021 Worldwide Championship in Acute CardioVasculare Care

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This initiative is a live online gaming event with high fidelity scenario where six teams of three specialists compete, managing (remotely) a crisis situation in acute cardiovascular care where communication and prioritisation of care are crucial.

The Live


Each team took part in a qualifying round with two scenarios.

The two teams with the best scores participated in the final round.

The results


award.pngThe finalists were Italy and Romania.

And the winner is the Romanian Adrenaline Team. Congratulations to:

  • Dr. Alexandru-George Cotoban - Team Leader - Interventional Cardiologist
  • Dr. Ana-Maria Buburuz - Cardiologist - Acute Cardiac Care & Heart Failure
  • Dr. Mihai Bica - Cardiologist - Trainee / Junior Doctor, Electrophysiology


Participating in the ACVC E-Sim challenge was a great opportunity for me to practice managing life-threatening cardiac complications as part of a team in a safe and controlled environment. The experience itself (aside from a few connection problems) was superb. The avatars were great and organisation was on point. The experience definitely made me aware of the importance of teamwork and prompt measure in critical situations and it has definitely added to my training as a cardiologist :). Looking forward to more such events! 

Dr. Mihai Bica


It has been a great competition. The simulation offered accurate life-like scenarios that were really immersive and intense. The platform is an excellent tool for testing and improving your decision making and team communication skills in acute cardiovascular care.

Dr. Alexandru-George Cotoban


  • The ACVC world champion in Acute Cardiovascular Care 2021 title
  • Free regsitration to EUSEM & Sim Cup 2021 in Lisboa,  and ACVC 2022 congress
  • Virtual reality headset



denmark.pngTeam Denmark

  • Country: Denmark
Team Members

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  • Johannes Grand, Cardiologist - Acute Cardiac Care
  • Helle Søholm, Cardiologist - Interventional
  • Mikkel Schoos, Cardiologist - Electrophysiologist

Team Denmark consists of three team members who have been dedicated to acute cardiovascular care from the get-go in their clinical and research career. The Association for Acute CardioVasculare Care(ACVC) has been a cornerstone and network for inspiration from their first abstract submissions to invited speakers. The team represents junior doctors in the emergency room, aspiring interventional coronary cardiologists and expertise in electrophysiology. The team is honoured to represent Denmark in the first edition of the Worldwide Championship in Acute CardioVasculare Care.


  • Country: Italy
Team Members

Pavi(T)a - Italy.jpg

  • Claudio Montalto and Marco Galazzi are fellows in cardiology
  • Valentino Damassa is a fellow in ICCU.

The team study and cares for patients at Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia (Italy).


macedonia.png The rescuers

  • Country: North Macedonia
Team Members

The rescuers.jpg


  • Elena Grueva Nastevska, Internal Medecine
    Young national ambassador for ACVC, CICU department, echocardiographist

  • Irina Kotlar Velkova, Cardiologist
    Irina Kotlar Velkova- young national ambassador for EACVI, CAD department, echocardiographist

  • Hajber Taravari, Cardiologist
    Most experienced member, Heart failure department, Interventional Cardiologist


portugal.pngWomen Power

  • Country: Portugal
Team Members

women power.jpg

  • Maria Trêpa, junior Intensivist/Cardiologist
  • Inês Almeida, Cardiologist
  • Sofia Silva, ICU / Cath Lab Nurse

Team highly dedicated to acute cardiovascular care.
Different generations of healthcare professionals, bringing specific inputs to the team.
They come from specific regions of Portugal, from the north to the south, representing the country as one.
The acute patient is their passion, and they are ready to roll up their sleeves and jump straight into the action!

spain.pngSpanish Rules

  • Country: Spain
Team Members

Spanish rules.png

  • David González Calle, Internal Medicine
  • Marta Alonso Fernandez de Gatta, Critical CV Care
  • Ana Elvira Laffond, Resident


Cardiovascular critical care unit, Salamanca (Spain).
Led by the young Spanish Cardiologist David González, the specialist in cardiovascular critics Marta Alonso and the resident Ana Laffond.


romania.pngRomanian Adrenaline Team

Country: Romania

Team members

Romanian Adrenaline Team.jpgOur team consists of 3 members working in high-volume emergency hospitals, focusing on acute coronary syndromes, myocardial reperfusion, arrhythmias, acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock.

  • Dr. Alexandru-George Cotoban - Team Leader - Interventional Cardiologist
  • Dr. Ana-Maria Buburuz - Cardiologist - Acute Cardiac Care & Heart Failure
  • Dr. Mihai Bica - Cardiologist - Trainee / Junior Doctor, Electrophysiology


When is it?

Saturday, 20 March (afternoon) and Sunday, 21 March (all day).

The estimated availability per team is three hours.

Coming soon: schedule for each team.

How does it work?

During the live event:

  • A real simulation room with avatars, patient, and fully equipped for the scenario, is connected with the online team
  • The online team (at home or from your hospital) connect from their computer to the website and send their orders through a smartphone to avatars.
  • Through various clinical cases, the teams are confronted with a patient whom they must take charge of.
  • Each team will compete in two different scenarios.
  • The scenario takes place in a full-scale simulation for 10 minutes in a side-by-side model.
  • Each treatment is evaluated by a health trainer (This grid contains non-technical skills and other technical skills.)
  • The learners, by their actions, their attitudes, cumulate "points of life" for the manikin.
  • At the end of the day, teams that have allowed the acquisition of maximum "points of life" to their patient-manikin will access the final scenario.
  • All sessions are immediately followed by a debriefing.
  • The two winners will face an ultimate scenario for the final
  • All sessions will be also live for everyone. 

About the team

  • The team is composed of three members maximum.
  • It must be a multidisciplinary team. (involving a nurse is a plus as well as someone familiar with cath lab settings).
  • It’s recommended to have one experienced doctor and two juniors.

How to register

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