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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.

2020 Membership Renewal

New Membership Dues for 2020!!

Click HERE to renew your ICCAC Membership for 2020. Membership fees have been reduced to $75 for 2020.

Enrollment Period 
An "enrollment period" will be active January 1 through March 1 each year. During this time, you may register/renew and will not be charged until the "enrollment period" closes on March 1.


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ICCAC 2019 Accomplishments!

The ICCAC Board and Presidency worked extremely hard with some amazing members in 2019 to accomplish the following:

  • Development of new independent website platform and website committee
  • Development of member map and member contact capabilities
  • First in person meeting of board and executive committee
  • Highest membership in the history of ICCAC
  • Grants from industry to support all 2019 endeavors (Thank you to our sponsors!)
  • Working toward development of VAD coordinator certification
  • Member representation at several major international conferences for oral and poster presentations
  • Publications to enhance MCS care by ICCAC members
  • Successful MPV courses at ASAIO and ISMCS
  • Development and growth of social work task force
  • Nearing completion of ICCAC VAD field guide phone application
  • Development and propagation of new colorful ICCAC brochures with updated content
  • MCS coordinator orientation guide developed and approved
  • Successful transition to G-suite for streamlined communication
  • Integration of exchange award nationally and internationally
  • Development and awarding of ICCAC VAD research award
  • Completion of updated edition of the EMS guide
  • Updated ICCAC bylaws
  • Financial overhaul and transition to Quicken by Treasurer (and Treasurer Elect)
  • ISHLT/ICCAC joint symposium accepted for ISHLT in Montreal 2020

We hope you will join us this year in 2020 to accomplish even more! If you would like more information on how to get involved, please reach out to us at or click on the Committees Tab at the top of the website.


2020 Board of Directors Election Results

We are excited to announce our newly elected board members for 2020!

President Elect - Erin Davis
Treasurer Elect - Keaton Lloyd
Secretary Elect - Edith Boyes

Board Members
Laura Coyle
Stephanie Hopper
Krista Marz
Daniele Selvaggio
Sarah Schulze
Katrien Vandersmissen

Thank you to everyone that nominated and voted!
Congratulations to our new board members! We are looking forward to a productive 2020!

Submit Abstracts to ASAIO Nursing and Allied Health!!

As nurses and allied health caring for patients with artificial and/or implantable organs, this is our opportunity to inform the society and the public regarding our roles and the impact of our work on outcomes in this complex and high acuity patient population.

ICCAC supports and encourages our members to participate in research at all levels. Please consider submitting an abstract to the ASAIO Nursing and Allied Health by February 3, 2020. For more information please click HERE

2019 ICCAC Research Grants AWARDED!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their Research Grant Application for consideration. 

We would like to congratulate Karen Meehan MSN, ACNS-BC, CVRN and Pamela Combs, PhD, RN for receiving the ICCAC 2019 Research Grant Awards. They both submitted original work ideas to the Research Workforce. Both of the grant proposals were scored and each project was felt to be exemplary in the field of MCS research.

For more information and updates about their research please click HERE

Remote Patient Monitoring Survey Results!

The Best Practice Committee successfully conducted a Remote Patient Monitoring Survey to ICCAC members. Click the button below to see results with details:

 Survey Results

Best Practice Documents

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

  • Anticoagulation
  • Discharge Instructions
  • ECMO, FDA/Regulatory
  • Field EMS Guides
  • GI Bleeding
  • Staff/Professional Education.


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NEW VAD CPR/CODE documents available

ICCAC Best Practice Committee gathered some new VAD CPR/CODE reference documents from expert centers.  ICCAC Members can log in, view and download these documents by clicking 


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