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EAPC Career Café

ESC Preventive Cardiology 2020

These unique one-to-one meetings are the opportunity for the next generation of cardiologists to interact with leaders in their specialty.

20 minutes that could change your career!


During individual interviews of 20 minutes, selected applicants can:

  • Seek career development advice
  • Get recommendations from renowned professionals with years of successful careers behind them.


Apply for your 20-minute slot in your My ESC account.

Application deadline: 1 March 2020.


Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be:


IMPORTANT: Applicants must ensure they have no conflicting appointments.

Important dates

EAPC Career Café 2020 will take place in the EAPC Members Lounge on:

  • Thursday, 2 April 2020 afternoon break (15:30-16:30)
  • Friday, 3 April 2020 afternoon break (15:30-16:30)


Thursday, 2 April 2020 afternoon break (15:30-16:30)

Friday, 3 April 2020 afternoon break (15:30-16:30)

A to Z mentors list for reference

 Diederick E. Grobbee

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Areas of expertise
Clinical epidemiologic research on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Places of work
Julius Clinical Academic CRO and the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology. Chief Scientific Officer Julius Clinical, Academic CRO. Member of the Board, and chair Global Affairs, ESC.

Arno Hoes

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Areas of expertise
Prevention and early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease

Place of work
University Medical Center and Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

He co-chaired the current Cardiovascular prevention guidelines and is involved in many other ESC activities, including Board membership of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC). He currently chairs the prevention implementation committee of the EAPC. He has (co-)authored over 600 papers in peer-reviewed journals and around 60 PhD students have completed their PhD theses under his supervision. He currently is the dean of the faculty of medicine, Utrecht University and vice-chair of the Board of Directors, University Medical Center Utrecht.

Pedro Marques-Vidal

Pedro Marques-Vidal.pngAreas of expertise
Epidemiology, nutrition, obesity, statistics

Place of work
Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland

He trains students in research methodology, from literature search to manuscript writing, including submission to the ethics committee, data analysis plan, data management, and open access issues.

Antonio Pelliccia


Areas of expertise
Sports cardiology

Place of work
Institute of Sports Medicine of the Italian National Olympic Committee, Rome, Italy

Professor of Patho-physiology in Sports Medicine, at Post-Graduate School in Sports Medicine La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He was a chairman of the Sports Cardiology Section of the EACPR of the European Society of Cardiology, in the period 2006-2008. He has been the Chief of the Medical Staff of the Italian National Team at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012.

Massimo Piepoli

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Autonomic nervous system, cardiac prevention and rehabilitation, exercise physiology and heart failure

Places of work
Guglielmo da Saliceto Polichirurgico Hospital in Piacenza
Schools of Cardiology of the University of Parma and at the Fondazione Monasterio, Pisa, Italy.

He currently heads the Heart Failure and Cardiomiopathy Unit of the Guglielmo da Saliceto Polichirurgico Hospital in Piacenza. He is Teaching Professor in the Schools of Cardiology of the University of Parma and at the Fondazione Monasterio, Pisa.

Joep Perk


Areas of expertise
Cardiac rehabilitation

Place of work
Faculty of health and life sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden

Research and publications in the field of prevention and cardiac rehabilitation. One of the two founders of the European Association for Preventive cardiology (EAPC). Chairman of the 2012 Joint European Societies’ Taskforce on Cardiovascular Prevention in Clinical Practice. Vice-Chairman of the Prevention Implementation Committee of the EACPR. Editor of the Eur. J of Preventive Cardiology, member of the ESC Advocacy Committee, ESC spokesperson for preventive cardiology.

Heinz Völler

Heinz Voller.pngAreas of expertise
Secondary prevention of CAD; especially diabetes mellitus type 2; heart failure frailty patients; heart valve replacement/TAVI

Place of work
Klinik am See , Rehabilitation Center for Internal Medicine, Rüdersdorf and Center of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Potsdam, Germany

As a chair of a great rehabilitation center (inpatient) and head of a scientific department of rehabilitation medicine at the university he promotes the interaction and transformation from research to clinical practice.