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ICCAC Research Grant: Accepting Proposals Aug 1-Sept 15, 2019!

Thank you for your interest in the ICCAC Research Grant. The Research Committee has updated the application process and is now accepting applications for two grand awards valued up to $1500 each.

Please click on the following link to access the research committee instructions and application.

research grant instructions & Application

Keep in mind:

  • Principal Investigator must be an ICCAC Member
  • Research protocol will need to be submitted with the Application to assist in grant proposal grading either by emailing all required documents to or uploading on the website a time you fill out the application
  • Research can include US and Non-US based centers, but will be awarded in US dollars by a blind review of ICCAC Research Committee Members
  • Topics can include any innovative MCS (temporary or permanent support) focused research, ECMO, patient and caregiver quality of life, adverse events or any other patient-centered situations or improvements
  • Budgets will must be requested along with the submission of the research grant application

Outcomes of reviews will be shared in October 2019, with final summary of scores and feedback from reviewers made available after award winners’ acceptances. 

We look forward to reading your research grant proposals!

NEW Updated EMS Field Guide

Click on the logo above to link to the most up to date Field / EMS Guides!


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 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.

Access Member Documents HERE

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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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