The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) is committed to maintaining a high standard of professional excellence among the entire interventional community at all stages of their career.The main goal of the EAPCI Training/Research Fellowship Programme is to provide an opportunity for clinical training and exchange in the field of interventional cardiology for young physicians who are in the course of their basic cardiology training. The grant covers a period of one full year and every grant recipient will receive a sum of 25,000€ to cover his/her living expenses.
This year, the EAPCI offered a total of six fellowship grants in interventional cardiology, two more than in 2014, thanks to the financial support from Astra Zeneca, Boston, Scientific Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic and Terumo. One more grant is exclusively supported by EAPCI. It provides an opportunity for a one-year specialised research or clinical training for medical graduates at early stage of their career within the field of interventional cardiology but before obtaining a permanent, senior staff or consultant position, in an ESC member country other than their country of residence.
The ultimate goal is to enable young candidates to contribute to the enhancement of their country's academic standards upon return as well as encouraging exchanges and interactions from country to country.
The EAPCI Fellowship Committee chaired by Prof. Adam Witkowski and Prof. Martine Gilard is pleased to announce the 2015 winners:
Dr Pierre Deharo from France has been awarded for a training fellowship at the Bristol Heart Institute in Brustol, United Kingdom under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Baumbach. The topic of his training project is “Impact of bivalirudin vs. heparin use for acute coronary syndrome in the new P2Y12 blockers era.” This grant is supported by Terumo.Dr Giuseppe Gargulio from Italy has been awarded a research fellowship at the Thorax Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, under the supervision of Prof. Marco Valgimigli. The topic of his research project is "Endothelial function effects of antiplatelet agents in patients with acute coronary syndrome treated with percutaneous coronary interventions". This grant is supported by AstraZeneca.Dr Daniele Giacoppo from Italy has been awarded for a training fellowship at the Deutsches Herzzentrum München in Munich, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Adnan Kastrati. The topic of his training project is "Very Short Duration of Triple Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients Treated with Oral Anticoagulation Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Randomized Trial of Polyzene-F-Coated Stent and 14-Day Triple Antithrombotic Therapy versus Zotarolimus-Eluting Stent and 6-Month Double Antiplatelet Therapy.”. This grant is supported by Medtronic.Dr Eric Holy from Austria has been awarded a training fellowship at the Heart Center, Segeberger Kliniken, Bad Segeberg, Germany, under the supervision of Dr Mohamed Abdel-Wahab. The topic of his training project is “Management of concomitant coronary artery disease in patients undergoing percutaneous aortic valve replacement” .This grant is supported by Edwards Lifesciences.Dr Marco Mennuni from Italy has been awarded a training fellowship at the European Hospital Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, under the supervision of Prof. Christian Sapulding. The topic of his training project is “Gender-related difference in left atrial appendage morphology and impact on procedural outcome after percutaneous occlusion”.
This grant is supported by Boston Scientific.Dr Panagiotos Xaplanteris from Greece has been awarded a research fellowship at the Cardio vascular Center Aalst in Aalst, Belgium, under the supervision of Prof. Bernard de Bruyne. The topic of his training is "Absolute coronary blood flow and microvascular resistance measured by continuous thermodilution: The impact of acute coronary syndromes and periprocedural administration of PCSK9 inhibitors". This grant is supported by EAPCI.
Dr Gargiulo, Xaplanteris, Giacoppo, Mennuni, Deharo and Holy received the fellowship awards during the EAPCI Awards Ceremony held during EuroPCR 2015 in Paris.
On behalf of the EAPCI Board and the EAPCI Fellowship Committee, we would like to congratulate Dr Gargiulo, Xaplanteris, Giacoppo, Mennuni, Deharo and Holy for their award.
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