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
Strong values to achieve this mission
- Strong professional knowledge,
- Scientific rigorousness,
- Innovative spirit,
- Passion for gender equality.
- 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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