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EAPCI Education and training grants

Drs Alberto Polimeni, Celestino Sardu, Nader Zaki-Nazmi: 2016 winners

The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) is committed to maintaining a high standard of professional excellence among the entire interventional community at all stages of their career.

This year, the EAPCI offered a total of three fellowship grants in interventional cardiology, thanks to the financial support from Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic. One grant is exclusively supported by EAPCI. It provides an opportunity for a one-year specialised research or clinical training for medical graduates at early stage of their career within the field of interventional cardiology but before obtaining a permanent, senior staff or consultant position, in an ESC member country other than their country of residence.
The ultimate goal is to enable young candidates to contribute to the enhancement of their country's academic standards upon return as well as encouraging exchanges and interactions from country to country.
The EAPCI Fellowship Committee chaired by Prof. Adam Witkowski and Prof. Martine Gilard is pleased to announce the 2016 winners:

  • Dr Alberto Polimeni from Italy has obtained a research fellowship at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany under the supervision of Dr Tommaso Gori. The topic of his research project is "Echocardiographic parameters for prediction of clinical responsiveness to MitraClip implantation”. This grant is supported by EAPCI.
  • Dr Celestino Sardu from Italy has been granted a research fellowship the Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland under the supervision of Prof. Marco Valgimigli. The title of his research project is “In vivo and in vitro research protocol : Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) outcomes in type 2 diabetic patients with non-obstructive coronary artery stenosis. DIAbetic MYocardial infarction COronary Non-Obstructive Stenosis: DIA-MYCONOS STUDY”. This grant is supported by Medtronic.
  • Dr Nader Zaki-Nazmi from Egypt has been accepted for a training fellowship at the Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Adnan Kastrati. The topic of his training project is “Head to head comparison: Aspirin plus Clopidogrel versus Rivaroxaban following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation regarding postprocedural silent left main compromise and early hypoattenuated leaflet thickening”. This grant is supported by Edwards.

Drs Alberto Polimeni, Celestino Sardu, Nader Zaki-Nazmi received the fellowship awards during the EAPCI Awards Ceremony held on Thursday 19 May 2016.

On behalf of the EAPCI Board and the EAPCI Fellowship Committee, we would like to congratulate Drs Alberto Polimeni, Celestino Sardu, Nader Zaki-Nazmi for their award.