CRE ACTIONSIn December 2014, the Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) was awarded a prestigious $2.5 million National Health and Medical Research Council, Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Advanced Cardio-respiratory Therapies Improving OrgaN Support (ACTIONS). CRE ACTIONS is a unique, global level collaboration of clinical, engineering and scientific experts in Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) and Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) who together with patients supported by these therapies, is addressing the range of key challenges associated with the clinical implementation of these technologies, to accelerate the translation of knowledge from the laboratory to the bedside.