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EAPCI Education and Training Fellowship Programme

One-year specialised education and training in a centre of excellence in Interventional Cardiology!

Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery

Thanks to financial support from Industries, EAPCI is proud to offer again this year a unique opportunity for individuals to apply for a training in centre of excellence. Centres apply to enroll in the programme and host trainees.

After receiving the applications, the EAPCI will match the selected applicant with the corresponding centre.

The programme is now closed.

Discover the 2017 EAPCI Grant Awardees and their projects at the bottom of this page.



About the programme

The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) offers Education and Training Grants of 25,000 EUR to provide an opportunity for specialised research and clinical training in an ESC Member Country in the interventional cardiology field.

Centres involved in the programme host the trainee for 12 months training on a specialised topic:

  • Percutaneous coronary interventions with focus on metallic and bioresorbable stent technology
  • Interventional pharmacology in patients with ACS and structural heart disease
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
  • Transcatheter mitral valve interventions
  • Structural heart disease interventions with focus on left atrial appendage closure, closure of PFO and atrial septal defects, paravalvular leak closure etc.
  • Intracoronary imaging (IVUS, OCT, NIRS) and physiologic lesion assessment with FFR
  • Carotid and peripheral arterial interventions
  • Imaging for structural heart intervention

Application for individuals

Eligibility criteria

Applicants eligible for this programme are those who meet all the below requirements:

  • Citizens or residents for tax purposes of a country which is a regular ESC Member or Affiliated country (see Appendix I within the Rules and Regulations),
  • Medical graduates providing they have already proved some research potential by publishing in medical journals OR are science graduate holding a PhD or DPhil degree or equivalent or have submitted a thesis before starting the research period relating to the grant,
  • Under 36 years of age at the day of application initial deadline or at early stage of training (i.e. internal medicine and cardiology training completed, candidates about to enter interventional cardiology training),
  • Members of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI).
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IMPORTANT:

Applicants are not asked to identify a centre. A proposal of centre will be made by the EAPCI Fellowship Committee based on applications received from centres.
Final validation of the application will be subject to visa acceptance (when needed) as well as acceptance of the host centre.

Process

  • First step: Download the 3 application forms:
    1. FORM - PART A. Applicant's profile (to be filled in by the applicant)
    2. FORM - PART B. This must be filled in by the Head of department or supervisor
    3. FORM - PART C. This must be filled by the Referee
  • Second step: Fill in the application forms
  • Third step: Send back the 3 application forms (filled in and signed) to EAPCI@escardio.org

IMPORTANT:

  • All following information are mandatory: First name, Last name, email (only 1), address, telephone number and signature.
  • The application form has three parts and is in electronic format (Word), and should be completed and submitted electronically in PDF version.
  • All 3 parts of the application should be returned by the closing date directly to EAPCI@escardio.org
  • Please apply only once.
  • Please usethe same email for your application and while contacting EAPCI office.
  • Only application in English language will be accepted.
  • Applications will be submitted for consideration exactly as received by the office. Applicants are therefore urged not to submit incomplete forms and take the responsibility that they may be rejected. Applications must conform to the accepted layout in the electronic forms and provide the necessary information as requested in the form. Please make a careful selection of your documentation.

Applicants who are in doubt about their eligibility are advised to contact the EAPCI office prior to submitting an application.

 Application for Centres

Process

Same application process than for individuals. Preference will be given to centres that are registered on CathGo database, have active research fellowship programmes and fulfill the minimum criteria listed in the Rules and Regulations document.

Access CathGo database

2017 Grant Awardees

Dr. Giuliana Capretti

From Italy to Hôpital Bichat (Paris, France)
Title: Predective factors of left ventricle recovery following TAVI in patients with severe aortic stenosis and left ventricle systolic impairment. (supported by an educational grant from Edwards)

Dr. Francesco Costa

From Italy to Hopital Clinic i Provincial (Barcelona, Spain)
Title: Complex coronary artery disease revascularization and implementation of metallic and bioresorbable stent technologies: linking anatomical/procedural characteristics and Antiplatelet treatment to improve patients' outcome. (supported by an educational grant from Abbott)

Dr. Giuseppe Di Gioia

From Italy to Cardiovascular Centre Aalst Olv Hospital (Aalst, Belgium)
Title: Evaluation of the reliability and potential usefulness of fractional flow reserve assessment of intermediate coronary stenoses in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease. (supported by an educational grant from Boston Scientific)

Dr. Aikaterini Antoni-Liontou

From Greece to Centre Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain)
Title: Training in percutaneous coronary interventions, intracoronary imaging and transcatheter valve interventions. (supported by an educational grant from Terumo)

Dr. Emmanouil Poulidakis

From Greece to European Hospital Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)
Title: Training in coronary lesion assessment and percutaneous coronary interventions. (supported by an educational grant from Medronic)

Dr. Razvan Constantin Serban

From Romania to Contilia Heart and Vascular center (Essen, Germany)
Title:Learning highly-specialized procedures for structural heart diseases. (supported by an educational grant from Boston Scientific)