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ESC-ACVC Transatlantic Ambassadors

2 October 2019

Profs. Steen Dalby Kristensen and Kurt Huber have recently been nominated Ambassador and Vice-Ambassador to represent the Association in transatlantic activities and collaborations.








They will be focusing on USA et Canada relations to establish close collaboration with our transatlantic colleagues, aiming to support collaboration, exchange of ideas and address gaps in knowledge and optimise best practice between these countries and Europe.

As a first initiative, a joint session is scheduled at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019: Joint AHA/ESC Session on Transatlantic Perspective on Unanswered Questions in Cardiac Critical Care.

Moderators: David A. Morrow, Susanna Price
Panelists: L. Kristin Newby, Sean van Diepen, Christian Hassager, Holger Thiele


  • Top 5 most important recent studies for the CICU practitioner
    Jason N. Katz U., North Carolina

  •  How should you structure delivery of Cardiac Critical Care in 2020?
    • North America Perspective 
      Carlos Alviar, NYU

    • European Perspective
      Susanna Price, Royal Brompton

    • Panel Discussion

  • Rapid-fire debate: Controversies in management of post-cardiac arrest syndrome
    • Case presentation and audience ‘what would you do’ ARS
      Erin Hartley-Rayner, Cleveland Clinic

    • Don't waste your time, angiography should be deferred
      Holger Thiele, University of Leipzig

    • Ischemia, ischemia, ischemia: I would still cath early
      Ann Gage,  Cleveland Clinic

  • Save-the-brain: Target MAP should be 75 mmHg after cardiac arrest
    • Pro
      Erin Bohula, Brigham and Women's Hospital

    • Con
      Christian Hassager, Rigshospitalet


A full programme of collaboration is being planned – and of course, we will keep you updated.