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