The EAPCI is a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology and was created in September 2006 as a joint venture between the ESC Interventional Working Group and EuroPCR with the mission of reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions. There are over 3,100 members and 8 committees which deal with activities like training certification, registries, promotion of primary angioplasty, organization of the interventional program during the ESC Congress, delivery of training and research fellowships, etc. EAPCI is a democratic association and has just renewed its officers via an electronic voting system from a group of candidates scrutinized and selected by a Nominating Committee, also elected by EAPCI members.
Why should one become a member of the EAPCI? What does the EAPCI offer?
We also have a very successful programme to promote the use of primary PCI in acute myocardial infarction called “Stent for Life”. All the countries involved keep saying that having a European group able to focus the efforts and address the decision makers at a political level showing examples from countries where primary angioplasty has become the sole modality of treatment of STEMI is very beneficial.
There are many other developments we could potentially pursue, including conducting registries and strategy trials, but further growth requires more membership and more engagement of members in the EAPCI projects. Becoming a member is easy, just a few clicks on your computer...but this is only the first step.
Let us know your ideas and proposals. Let us know your specific strengths and knowledge of benefits for the association. Let us know whether you can spend time for us. If we can reach a critical mass of active participants, EAPCI can follow the examples of other ESC associations and become a powerful group to defend and promote interventional cardiology in Europe.
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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