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ICCAC Exchange Award
Join the ICCAC Exchange Award

Chair:   Carole Ballew 



The ICCAC Exchange Award offers MCS Clinicians the opportunity to share information and experience mechanical circulatory support patient management on an international level at a partner program.


Dates and Important Details 

Call for open submission April 15

Submission deadline July 15 (11:59 p.m. GMT+1)

Notification of winner August 15 (11:59 p.m. GMT+1)

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Application Requirements

Applicants must meet the following:

  • Minimum of 2 years serving in the role of a VAD Coordinator
  • Minimum of 1 year as an active ICCAC Member
  • Minimum of 25 ongoing MCS patients
  • Minimum of 10 MCS implantations per year
  • Minimum of 3 MCS inpatients during the exchange week
  • Minimum of 1 MCS in an intensive care unit and/or 1 MCS in a step-down unit/level
  • Minimum of 2 MCS clinic outpatients during the exchange week


  • Have sufficient resources to justify a satisfactory experience congruent with the objectives of the exchange. This will need to be clearly justified in the narrative.

To be eligible, both of the participating MCS centers must fulfill the criteria

How to Apply

Please apply through ICCAC at by July 15th of the current year. If one of the requested documents is missing, the application will be excluded from the evaluation process. A complete application consists of the following:

1. Cover page with personal information regarding the two MCS clinicians involved in the exchange (FORM 1 on website)

2. Project proposal written by the two MCS clinicians involved (FORM 2 on website)

3. Curriculum Vitae of the two MCS clinicians

4. Letter of support from the MCS Medical Director of the two hosting hospitals

5. ICCAC Membership confirmation

Public Health Emergencies and Other Natural Disasters

The inability to complete all or a portion of the Exchange Award project due to an unexpected public health emergency or natural disaster is a potential reality. The ICCAC Exchange Award Committee will take that into consideration should the awardees not be able to sufficiently initiate or complete their project. Only expenses associated with the completion of a project will be considered for reimbursement by the Exchange Award Committee.

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