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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.

Virtual Annual Meeting 2020

13th Annual ICCAC Meeting went Virtual - June 17, 2020

The VAD community was understandably disappointed by the cancellation of the 2020 ICCAC Annual Meeting that was scheduled to be held in the beautiful city of Montreal, April 2020. However, the ICCAC Program Planning Committee successfully conducted the first ever virtual ICCAC meeting.

See below for highlights of this year's meeting! 
• The President’s Address
• VAD Coordinator of the Year Award
• Exchange Award
• Research Recipient Awards

Click here for full highlights and recording of this year's meeting

ICCAC International Exchange Award 2020-COVID VERSION


DUE TO THE COVID CRISIS, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 1st for the 2020 Exchange Award!! Interested in learning from another VAD program? ICCAC believes strongly in collaboration and exchange of ideas.  The society makes funding available to a select few each year to exchange experiences with other MCS programs.  

Your Opinion Counts

Make your voice heard!

ICCAC partners with industry leaders to give its members a voice when developing and improving technology.  Opinions from ICCAC have driven many of the technological inventions of the last 10 years in MCS.  You may receive several surveys through the next few weeks.  We welcome your feedback as influences in the MCS space!

2020 Membership Renewal

New Membership Dues for 2020!!

Membership fees have been reduced to $75 for 2020!

Click HERE to renew your ICCAC Membership for 2020. 

Enrollment Period 

You can enroll any time throughout the year. For more information on becoming a member, click below!


May 2020 Newsletter

Members - the May 2020 newsletter has been released. Check it out by clicking  


ICCAC would like to thank all those who are working tirelessly to help prevent, treat and fight this novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We understand that there are many unanswered questions regarding this virus and our MCS patient population. We have developed a page for MCS providers to all share information and access notes, call minutes and other data regarding COVID-19 in MCS patients. 

Please click on the following link. You do NOT have to be a member of ICCAC, however, you will be prompted to enter a username and password to reach the page. The username is covid. Please email for the password. We would like to keep this page for MCS clinicians only.

This COVID-19 page contains a forum where you may ask and answer questions related to COVID-19 and MCS patients. Both ICCAC and non-ICCAC members may participate. Please click the blue "Register" button once on the COVID-19 page to join the forum. Note: this is a separate login from the ICCAC website.



Free forum for posting questions related to all things COVID and MCS. This can be actual process changes in your program, symptom management, remote monitoring, telehealth, etc. We encourage you to log in and post and review previously asked questions too!

ISHLT/ICCAC VAD Coordinator Career Development Award

This prestigious award, sponsored by Medtronic, is bestowed annually to a VAD Coordinator in an amount of up to $20,000. The application is open NOW! Please click the following link for additional details on the purpose and the eligibility requirements.

find out more!

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.

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