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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.

2018 Grants winners

Kasparas Briedis 

From Lithuania to Humanitas research hospital, Milan, Italy
Title: Training in heart valve interventions, including interventions in the event of structural heart disease (supported by an educational grant from Edwards)

Andreas Mitsis 

From Greece to Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
Title: Training in Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions and Structural Heart Interventions (supported by an educational grant from Medtronic)

Alexandru Patrascu 

From Germany to European Hospital Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Title: A Multimodality Approach for Predicting AV Block and Permanent Pacemaker Implantation after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (supported by an educational grant from Boston Scientific)

Roberto Scarsini

From Italy to John Radcliffe Oxford, United Kingdom
Title: Improving the invasive assessment of aortic stenosis: An investigation of the effects of dobutamine stress on aortic valve hemodynamics and left ventricular physiology (supported by an educational grant from Edwards)

Mohammady Shahin 

From Switzerland to Bruderkrankenhaus Trier, 3rd Medical Clinic-Cardiology, Germany
Title: Intracoronary imaging guided PCI (supported by an educational grant from Boston Scientific)