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The EAPCI Women Initiative

The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) is pleased to announce the creation of a new Committee among the Interventional Community: the Women Committee


The Women Committee is a Community of Female interventional cardiologists within the EAPCI aimed to identify deteminants 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 vision, mission and value

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

Access the word of the President

Access the interview of Prof Mehilli and Dr Mauri, chairs of the EAPCI Women Committee 2014-2016.

EAPCI Women activities

Mission: attain gender equality at the professional and patient level.

In order to achieve its mission, the EAPCI Women Committee is actively working.

Past activities and achievements

  • February 2014: presentation of EAPCI Women at the Stent for Life Forum Conference 2014
  • March 2014: surveys to find out why women do not choose interventional cardiology. A paper is under preparation
  • April 2014: common session on behalf of EAPCI WOMEN and EPIC alliance during the German Cardiology Congress (Mannheim) 
  • May 2014 (EuroPCR 2014):
    • Plenary session “TAVI in high-risk women”.
    • EAPCI WOMEN Initiative Evening Symposium & Reception thanks to the financial support from St Jude

Planned future activities

  • October 2014:   GISE- EAPCI Women Committee Joint Symposium "THE GENDER DIFFERENCE: MYTH OR REALITY"

EAPCI Women LinkedIn

Join the EAPCI Women community !


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