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EACVI Leaders of Tomorrow Programme

Develop practical leadership skills to advance your career in cardiac imaging and to improve patient care

The mission of the EACVI Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) is to develop outstanding leaders in cardiac imaging in Europe and around the world, in order to improve the quality of care given to patients, and to improve the professional and personal skills of cardiac imagers.


  • Train young cardiac imagers on the foundations of situational leadership and support this training journey over the course of the programme (24 months)
  • Broaden the realm of leadership training to include mindful leadership and diversity and inclusivity training modules
  • Prepare participants to carry out leadership roles via active involvement in various EACVI Committees and Task Forces during the programme


During the 24-month programme (2022-2024), LOT participants will be matched with a senior expert from the EACVI, who will support the candidate throughout the programme with regular virtual and/or face-to-face mentor/mentee meetings.

The candidates will have the opportunity to actively engage with EACVI leadership and experts in the field as well as participate in dedicated group gatherings and brainstorming sessions at EACVI congresses.

All candidates (maximum 15) will serve on several EACVI committees during the training programme.

Each quarter, the candidates will have access to a unique set of leadership tutorials delivered online by leaders and management experts.


  • Start of programme: September 2022
  • Induction virtual meeting (group) with the EACVI Board and course directors
  • One-to-one meeting with senior mentor, and assessment of participant leadership style and goals
  • Small group discussion meetings (three candidates per faculty) for brainstorming and preparation before tutorials
  • 12 online live tutorials with experts in various leadership domains
  • A minimum of two in-person (or virtual) meetings with EACVI leaders during EACVI congresses
  • Final meeting to debrief and assess acquired knowledge and skills

Tutorials and presenters

  1. The mindful leader: Dr. Debbie Ford
  2. Diversity, equity and inclusion in leadership: Prof. Jan Gutermuth 
  3. Presentation and communication skills: Dr. Hatem Soliman 
  4. Management and team dynamics: Prof. Jan Gutermuth
  5. Developing a business plan for the cardiac imager: Prof. Jan Gutermuth
  6. Strategic thinking for health system leader: Prof Marc Noppen 
  7. Social media and building your personal brand: Dr. Denisa Muraru 
  8. Dissecting power and how it influences conflict: Prof. Bernard Cosyns
  9. Digital skills and how to lead for digital transformation in CVI: Dr. Mark Schuuring
  10. Quality, safety and outcomes in CVI: Prof. Ricardo Fontes Carvalho
  11. Economic analysis and evaluation in CVI: Dr. Elena Surkova 
  12. Ethics, policies and regulations in CVI: Prof. Steffen Petersen 

Evaluation and assessment

  • Participants will be required to demonstrate the impact their learning has had on their work as part of a final evaluation at the end of the 24-month programme.
  • During the programme, independent external evaluators will be invited to assess  and critique the programme. They will also receive anonymised feedback from candidates to ensure the academy is using a robust methodology.
  • EACVI governance policies and regulations will apply to this programme.


A diploma will be awarded in a graduation ceremony at EuroEcho congress after completion.
Graduates will be invited to actively participate in various EACVI committees and taskforces.

Graduates will be featured on the EACVI webpage and on social media via video testimonials.

Venue and facilities

The vast majority of programme activities will take place virtually via the Zoom platform. Face-to-face meetings will take place during EACVI congresses.

How to apply

The application period is now closed. Results will be announced in early September.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants to the EACVI Leaders of Tomorrow must be EACVI Silver Members in the early stage of their career, the end of training, or have worked as a consultant for at least 10 years.

Find out more about the recommended applicant specifications

Application requirements

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Two letters of recommendation – one from a Fellow of the EACVI or from a Fellow of the ESC, and another from a board member of the applicant’s national cardiac imaging society.
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter describing the candidate’s motivation for applying
  • The application fee of €100 (non-refundable if application unsuccessful)

Programme fees

The cost of the EACVI Leaders of Tomorrow programme is €1,500 per year, therefore the cost for the two-year programme is €3,000. 

An administrative fee of €100 is payable upon submission of the application and is not refundable in the event that the applicant is not selected. 


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