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ACCA Young Community 2016-2018

 What is YAC³?

YAC³ (Young Acute Cardiovascular Care Community) is the community for all healthcare professionals active in the field of Acute Cardiovascular Care that are under the age of 40. YAC³ is part of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA).

Join the YAC³ community

YAC³ is open to young doctors involved in the care of patients with acute cardiovascular diseases. Our aims are to share knowledge and skills among young generations, to spread our mission, to build an international network of people interested in acute cardiovascular care.  

ACCA recognises the potential and importance of future specialists in acute cardiovascular care, and therefore aims to provide them with as much support as possible.

There are many reasons to join!

  • Get in touch with experienced specialists in the field
  • Become eligible to work within the ACCA committees
  • Collaborate with existing groups of young cardiologists & network with your peers
  • Take advantage of the great benefits and discounts regarding the membership and educational offers

Become a Young member

Why a Young ACCA community?

young-acute-cardiovascular-care-association-logo.png One of the main aims of ACCA is to transfer knowledge and expertise in order to support the future generation of European cardiologists in delivering the highest quality of care for patients with acute cardiovascular disease.Having young cardiologists involved in the Association & working closely with the ACCA Board influences our strategy, in particular, helps guide the delivery of education, training and science in an optimal way. Beyond this, ACCA would like to help its Young ACCA members to develop their careers in the field of acute cardiovascular care; and so understanding and addressing their needs is crucial for success.

 Prof Hector Bueno – ACCA President 2013-2016

What are the YAC³ aims?

Almost 50 % of ACCA members are below 40 year old, and of these young cardiologists 30 % are below 30 years old.

The YAC³ aims to address specific needs of this important group by creating a community of young cardiologists with specific interest in the field in order to:

  • Promote excellence in acute cardiovascular care
  • Introduce cardiologists to the potential and the opportunities within the subspecialty
  • Support acute cardiac care cardiologists in their career development
  • Encourage, facilitate networking and the sharing of ideas

Selection of useful resources

Restricted to ACCA paying members:

Become an YAC³ Ambassador: YNAs in your country

The YAC³ aims to create a network of persons representing YOUNG ACCA and YAC³ in their own countries, called Young National Ambassadors (YNAs).
YNAs will be a link between Young ACCA committee, its community YAC³ and national/local groups

Each YNA will:


  • Be the spokeperson of YAC³ in each country
  • Be the contact between the Young ACCA committee, National Societies and Working Groups
  • Encourage participation of his/her peers in the ACCA and YAC³ initiatives, congress and ACCA school


  • Encourage the network of young doctors interested in Acute Cardiovascular Care to become actively involved in ACCA
  • Support, give feedback and make proposals for initiatives and actions for the YAC3 including web pages and congresses sessions (e.g. presenters, topics, courses etc)


  • Promote active involvement in ACCA educational projects through close collaboration with National Societies
  • Encourage your peers to become ACCA members, provide more visibility to young researchers and increase their interaction with experts


  • During National congresses & meetings  (Promotional materials will be provided by the ACCA)
  • Through your personal network of young fellows, researchers and cardiologists

Make the voice of your country heard and spread the YAC³ word.

You can make a difference! Apply by sending an email to

YAC³ initiatives:

The YAC³ committee 2016-2018:


Dr. Elia de Maria

Committee Members:

Dr. Alice Wood


Dr. Katarzyna Czerwińska-Jelonkiewicz



Dr Xavier Rossello




 Dr Guido Tavazzi


Focus on: