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EAPCI Summit 2013

From Brazil to Russia... The 2013 EAPCI Summit welcomed representatives from over 25 countries

The EAPCI Summit is a yearly meeting for the national Interventional Working Groups operating in the 55 European Society of Cardiology (ESC). It is the occasion to exchange at a high level ideas and projects, as well as to meet EAPCI leadership.
It’s a unique opportunity to gather feedback about the different initiatives conducted at the European level as well as the ideal environment for each Interventional Working Group to share its experience.

This year's focus was "How to address current challenges faced by the young interventional cardiologists".

On this occasion, the European Heart House welcomed nearly 50 attendees (Presidents from national Working Groups in Interventional Cardiology along with a representative from the young community) from ESC member and affiliated countries on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May 2013 for a fruitful debate ...

The attendees at the European Heart House

Under the leadership of the New Initiatives for the Young Interventionalists Committee (NIFYI) and the EAPCI Board, the first step of this Summit was the launch of a survey to all ESC members under 36 interested in the field of interventional cardiology. The objective of this survey was to gather the feelings and the expectations of the young community and to seize the difficulty they may have to face at the beginning of their career.
We obtained 148 replies - which was higher than expected - and these results have represented the foundation of the Summit.

Gregory Ducrocq and Davide Capodanno, respectively Chair and Co-Chair of the NIFYI Committee have actively worked on the agenda of the Summit to fit with the expectations and opinions disclosed through the survey.

The framework of the agenda has been built in order to encourage exchanges, discussions and debates:

Presentation of the EAPCI activities
ESCeL, CathGo, ...

Fellowship programs & accreditation in local realities
Portugal, United Kingdom, Russia, Poland and Germany

Breakout sessions with 5 workshops:
  1. Find a fellowship and obtain a grant
  2. Support youngs' interest in research
  3. Networking and web-based learning
  4. Boost education at the European Level
  5. Advancement in career orientation
Feedback from the 5 workshops and discussions

The EAPCI would like to thank you once again all attendees for their participation and their dynamic inputs, making this Summit extremely interesting and productive.