Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC)

Government, managers and clinicians have faced a major challenge as a result of this emerging need. Excellent work by charities and healthcare professionals led to the publication of the NSF Chapter 8, which for the first time mandated that cardiac networks provide services for such families. As a result much good work has been done, but provision has developed in a patchy, uncoordinated and inconsistent fashion.

There has been a pressing need for a professional body to provide a steer on these difficult issues. The AICC is a newly-forming national association and a unique amalgamation of experts from cardiology and genetics.

This will provide consistent, top quality education and training, advice on management and best practice, as well as acting as a forum for data collection, audit and collaborative research. Membership is open to clinicians, nurses, counsellors, scientists and professionals allied to medicine, as well as persons from organisations and charities involved in support of such families.

The AICC represents all who work in this often difficult, but nevertheless fascinating field of cardiovascular genetics.


To register for membership please submit the electronic form to the left. At this stage you will be allocated a membership number but no membership fees will be charged until the AICC is fully up and running. A direct debit mandate will then be sent to you. Annual membership fees are £40 (non-medical) and £80 (medical).

Steering Group

The AICC has been set up under the direction of the following Steering Group:

  • Nigel Wheeldon (Chair)
  • Aliceson O’Beirne
  • Hugh Watkins
  • Perry Elliott
  • Clifford Garratt
  • Paul Brennan
  • Ed Blair
  • Campbell Cowan
  • Mark Dancy
  • William McKenna

A Draft Constitution has been agreed and can be found HERE. Formal positions on Council are to be democratically elected by vote of the Membership and you will receive voting papers in due course. Once elected to post, Council will review, amend and ratify the Constitution and elect Officers. Nomination forms for Council will be sent to all members registered by Friday 13th November, with a view to Council and Officers being in place by the end of 2009.

Further Information

Nigel Wheeldon
Consultant Cardiologist, South Yorkshire Regional Inherited Heart Disease Service
Chair AICC Steering Group


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