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EAPCI Women Committee

The EAPCI Women Committee gathers cardiologists and health professionals in the field of interventional cardiology. They work and share knowledge on current gender-related disparities at the university-to-work transition, develop strategies in the field of education, professional development and research in order to attain gender equality in interventional cardiology at professional and patient level.

Gender issues & future challenges

Nearly 60% of the medicine students are women

Approximately 90% of interventional cardiologists are men

  • The number of female interventional cardiologists stays in contradiction to the fact that the majority of medical students are women.
  • There are still persistent gender-related differences in mortality and mortality of CAD is based on under-diagnosing and under-treatment of CAD in women

Our mission, values and objectives

A mission

Attain gender equality at the professional and patient level.

Strong values to achieve this mission

  • Strong professional knowledge,
  • Scientific rigorousness,
  • Innovative spirit,
  • Passion for gender equality.

Main objectives

  • Encourage female physician to choose interventional cardiology career
  • Help women to achieve equal career chances as men
  • Increase awareness of interventional and research community about gender-related disparities in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac patients
  • Support systematic enrolment of women in clinical trials and to ensure the consideration of women in all aspects of scientific literature, whether clinical trials, guidelines or regulatory processes
  • Develop educational programs on gender-based issues in interventional cardiology

EAPCI Women Committee

The EAPCI Women Committee has been created in December 2013 under the leadership of Dr Jean Fajadet, EAPCI President and it is chaired Doctor Gill Louise Buchanan and Doctor Valeria Paradies for the term 2020-2022.
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