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The EAPCI Women Initiative



The Women Committee is a Community of interventional cardiologists within the EAPCI aimed to identify determinants of the current gender-related disparities at the university-to-work transition and to develop strategies in the field of education, professional development and research for attaining gender equality in interventional cardiology.

Women by EAPCI: why?

Nearly 60% of the medicine students are women

Approximately 90% of interventional cardiologists are men

  • The number of female interventional cardiologists stays in contradiction to the fact that the majority of medical students are women.
  • There are still persistent gender-related differences in mortality and mortality of CAD is based on under-diagnosing and under-treatment of CAD in women

Our mission, values and objectives

Our mission

Attain gender equality at the professional and patient level.

Our values

  • profound professional knowledge,
  • scientific rigorousness,
  • innovative spirit,
  • passion for gender equality.

Our objectives

  • to encourage female physician to choose interventional cardiology career
  • to help women to achieve equal career chances as men
  • to increase awareness of interventional and research community about gender-related disparities in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac patients
  • to support systematic enrollment of women in clinical trials and to ensure the consideration of women in all aspects of scientific literature, whether clinical trials, guidelines or regulatory processes
  • to develop educational programs on gender-based issues in interventional cardiology

 Our community

Join the EAPCI Women LinkedIn

Scientific publications on gender differences

Link to articles on gender differences