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EAPCI Education and Training Fellowship Programme

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

Cardiovascular Surgery
Interventional Cardiology and 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.

Applications are now closed

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

Applications are closed.

2019 programme shall open in September 2018.


 Application for Centres

Applications are closed.

2019 programme shall open in September 2018.

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.