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The International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC) is a professional mentoring organization of mechanical circulatory assist device clinicians whose mission is to share information, educate and support individuals in this field to achieve optimal outcomes for patients requiring mechanical circulatory support, and to support efforts in the area of device clinical research and development.

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65th ASAIO Conference: ICCAC Supported Events

ICCAC is excited to be a part of the 65th ASAIO Conference in San Francisco June 26-29, 2019. See below for specific events you don't want to miss. Click the buttons for details including registration!

  • Information and registration for the Networking Breakfast can be found HERE.
  • Information on the Nursing Abstracts and VAD Debates can be found HERE.
  • Information on the MCS Proficiency Verification Course (MPV Course) can be found HERE.

Best Practice Documents

The Best Practice Committee adds free references weekly to the member content documents page. We encourage you to check out the various topics that can help you in your clinical practice! 

Member documents

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ICCAC Research Grant

Thank you for your interest in the ICCAC Research Grant. The Research Committee is updating the application process. Once we finalize this new application, we will email our ICCAC members with the "go-live" submission dates.

We hope to open in June 2019 and close around the end of August. In preparation - get your creative juices flowing. Things to keep in mind to qualify for the ICCAC Research Grant include:

  • Principal Investigator must be an ICCAC Member
  • Research protocol will need to be submitted with the Application to assist in grant proposal grading
  • Research can include US and Non-US based centers, but will be awarded in US dollars
  • Research topics can include such ideas as MCS (temporary or permanent support), ECMO, patient and caregiver quality of life and other patient centered situations such as the many adverse events that plague our MCS patients
  • Budgets will also be requested along with the submission of the research grant application

We look forward to reading your research grant proposals!

Changes to Membership Renewal

Enrollment Period
An "enrollment period" will be active January 1 through March 1 each year. During this time, you may register and will not be charged until the "enrollment period" closes on March 1. This is to facilitate the tiered membership discounts.

Note on Enrollment Period and Discounts
Once enrollment ends for the year (March 1), the institution is "locked in" at their current tier. For example, if two individuals from "Hospital A" register before March 1, they will both receive a $25 discount on their membership. If a third "Hospital A" employee registers after the enrollment period, they will also receive the $25 discount. Registering after enrollment ends will not bump up the institution to the next tier. 

Tiers reset every calendar year and are recalculated based on the number of individuals who are registered by March 1 for each institution.

Tiered Membership Discounts

Tiered Membership Discount:
In order to qualify for the tiered membership discount, each member from your Institution (ie Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins, etc) must enter their Institution Email Address on the Registration Form (ie,, etc).

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    Tiered Membership Discounts

    All prices are in USD and per-person.

    Members Registered from your Institution Discount Membership Fee
    1 N/A $158
    2 $25 $133
    3 $30 $128
    4 $35 $123
    5+ 25% $118.50

    Annual Meeting Discounts
    Members Registered from your Institution Discount Membership Fee
    1 N/A $100
    2+ 50% $50

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