Preclinical Research in Acute Cardiac and Critical Care – PRAC3!

Welcome to Preclinical Research in Acute Cardiac and Critical Care – PRAC3!


The 2-day PRAC3 (Preclinical Research in Acute Cardiac and Critical Care) meeting is a new ISICEM initiative designed to bring together all those involved in experimental/pre-clinical research in critical care, with a focus on translational cardiogenic shock (including cardiac arrest and mechanical circulatory support) and septic shock investigation. Led by an international faculty of experts in the field, the scientific program will cover multiple relevant topics, including the development and design of clinically-relevant animal models, state-of-the-art research methodology, latest results from research teams, and future perspectives.

PRAC3 is open to anyone with an interest in critical care and cardiology research, including clinical practitioners and other allied healthcare professionals, bioengineers, and industry members. For participants to gain most from the meeting, some personal experience in experimental research is preferable.

PRAC3 will be held annually, and we hope it will rapidly form a key translational link between pre-clinical research and future clinical trial development.

October 4-5, 2022

Local committee (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Antoine Herpain
Fabio S Taccone

Véronique De Vlaeminck

Pierre-Yves Deblanc
Colette Dutillieu
Estelle Flament

« Musée de la Médecine »
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Campus Erasme
Route de Lennik 808
1070 Brussels 
Subway line n°5 (direction: « Erasme »)


Course registration

On-line registrations are now closed.

Registration can then be made on-site.

Scientific program



Jan Belohlavek
General University Hospital Czech Republic
Daniel Burkhoff
Columbia University & Cardiovascular Research FoundationUSA
Dirk Donker
University Medical Center UtrechtThe Netherlands
Dirk Duncker
Erasmus University Medical Center RotterdamThe Netherlands
Raphael Favory
Université de LilleFrance
Asger Granfeldt
Aarhus University HospitalDenmark
Navin Kapur
Tufts UniversityUSA
Guillaume Lebreton
Sorbonne UniversitéFrance
Alexandre Mebazaa
Université Paris CitéFrance
Bart Meyns
KU LeuvenBelgium
Jacob Moller
University of Southern DanemarkDenmark
Marcin Osuchowski
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute For Experimental And Clinical Traumatology Austria
Peter Radermacher
Universität UlmGermany
Holger Thiele
Leipzig UniversityGermany
Sophie van Linthout
Berlin Institute of Health at CharitéGermany

Other speakers

Jacques Creteur (Brussels, Belgium)

Alex Dyson (London, UK)

Raphael  Favory (Lille, France)

Antoine  Herpain (Brussels, Belgium)

Navin Kapur (Boston, US)

Matthijs  Kox (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Guillaume Lebreton (Paris, France)

Alexandre Mebazaa (Paris, France)

Bart Meyns (Leuven, Belgium)

Jacob Moller (Odense, Denmark)

Peter Radermacher (Ulm, Germany)

Fabio S Taccone (Brussels, Belgium)


We thank the following companies for sponsoring the Preclinical Research in Acute Cardiac and Critical Care – PRAC3.

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