Dr. Jean Fajadet,
Yesterday the official announcement of the EAPCI President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer for the term 2016-2018, as well as the EuroPCR representatives under the leadership of Prof Michael Haude, FESC (Germany) was made during the General EAPCI Assembly.
Today they have started in their new role and I am sure everybody will join me in congratulating them and wishing them a fruitful time at the helm of the Association. This concludes a long process started one year ago with the nomination by the EAPCI Board of the EAPCI Nominating Committee, a call for applications to all EAPCI members, the review of the candidates by the Nominating Committee and finally the online voting of last February. I think we have great news coming from these elections that go beyond the quality of the winners, by no doubt all excellent choices if you read their profiles below.
He served as Scientific Director of the GISE Congress in 2008 and 2009 and as President of the Italian Society of Invasive Cardiology (GISE) in 2010 and 2011. Within the European Society of Cardiology, he served as member of the DES-FOCUS panel (2007), Co-chair of the EAPCI Scientific Programme Committee for the ESC Congress 2012-2014 and Expert Chair of the same Committee in 2015, and as Executive Board of EAPCI for the term 2014-2016. In addition, Dr Guagliumi took on the role of Country Champion of Stent for Life Initiative in 2010-2014, to correct inequalities in access to primary-PCI at Italian regional level (target Sicily, Campania, Puglia, Piemonte, Veneto). Finally, he acted as a promoter at the EAPCI level of the joint initiative with the largest Japanese society (CVIT) and co-shared meetings at EuroPCR and CVIT Congresses. He is a member of the scientific committee at TCT, TCTAP and PCR Asia.
In addition, Associate Prof. Christoph K. Naber, FESC (Germany) and Dr Bernard D. Prendergast, FESC (United Kingdom) have been appointed to join the EAPCI Executive Board 2016-2018, representing (Euro)PCR.
I trust that they will very significantly contribute to the EAPCI projects as well as facilitate optimal interaction with (Euro)PCR initiatives and Europa Organisation.
Let me finish by thanking all the members of the Nominating Committee 2014-2016 who spent time reviewing the CV of the candidates to ensure they were fit for the role and aware of the big commitments ahead. Dr Leonardo Bolognese from Italy, Prof Franz Eberli from Switzerland, Prof Helene Eltchaninoff from France, Prof Carlos Macaya from Spain, Dr Kari Niemelä from Finland and Dr Göran Olivecrona from Sweden joined me in this endeavour.
Thank you to all of you who actively participated with your vote in the election process.
Please, continue supporting your Association by stimulating and helping the elected Officers to deliver further growth of EAPCI.
Dr Jean FajadetPast-President EAPCI 2014-2016Chairman of the 2016 Nominating Committee
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