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
- 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