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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 a centre of excellence.

Centres apply to enrol in the programme and host trainees.

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

Application period: 6 October 2017 - 15 January 2018


2017 EAPCI Grants winners: discover 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 a 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:

  • Are citizen or resident for tax purposes of a country which is a regular ESC Member from geographical Europe (not restricted to members of the European Union) see Appendix I for full details;
  • Are medical graduate 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 training period relating to the grant;
  • Are under 36 years of age at the day of application deadline (15 January 2017);
  • Have reached the required language level requested by the relevant host center and/or country (B2 level in the majority of countries);
  • Are members of the EAPCI. Join us now if you are not a member!


Applicants are not asked to identify a centre. A proposal of the 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.

Rules and regulations

Please read carefully the Rules and Regulations before applying.


  • 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


  • The 3 application forms should be completed electronically (not handwritten) and submitted in PDF version only.
  • All 3 parts of the application should be returned by the closing date directly to
  • Mandatory infomation: First name, Last name, email (only 1), address, telephone number and signature.
  • Please apply only once.
  • Please use the same email for your application and when contacting EAPCI office.
  • Only applications in English 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


Centres are requested to apply using the form.

Preference will be given to centres that are registered on CathGo database, have active research fellowship programmes and fulfil the minimum criteria listed in the Rules and Regulations document. Being listed on the CathGo database does not mean that your centre is automatically considered as a host centre.

2017 Grants winners

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 Antonia 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 Medtronic)

Dr. Razvan Constantin Serban

From Romania to Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital (London, United Kingdom)
Title: Learning highly-specialized procedures for structural heart diseases. (supported by an educational grant from Boston Scientific)

Access all the testimonials to learn more on their background and projects.

2016 grants winners

Discover the winners of the 2016 edition.