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EAPC Young Ambassadors: who they are

Discover the EAPC Young Ambassadors' profiles



Cote d'Ivoire

Boka-Benedicte-2019.JPGBenedicte Carine Boka

"I work at the cardiologist institute of Abidjan. Prevention is the only means for Africans to cope with the burden of cardiovascular diseases. Being a young ambassador is an opportunity to share experience and education and to be efficient."

Hungary

Kovacs-Attila-2019.jpgAttila Kovács MD, PhD, FASE, FESC

"I am working now as assistant professor and echocardiography core lab leader at Semmelweis University, Hungary. We continue to investigate exercise-induced cardiac changes to better understand the physiology of athlete’s heart and potentially, to better prevent sudden cardiac death. I am passionate about the importance of the right ventricle and also about the added value of machine learning techniques. Applying this experience and with the national and international peers of mine, I would like to work further on promoting healthy lifestyle, cardiovascular screening and preventive care in sports cardiology both on amateur and professional levels."

Morocco

Mouine-Najat-2019-2.JPGNajat Mouine, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the cardiac rehabilitation unit, Cardiology Centre, Mohammed V Military Hospital of Rabat, Morocco.

"We are the first cardiac rehabilitation unit in Morocco; I have some publications in preventive cardiology and animate some conferences in national and international congresses. I’m very motivated and I want to participate actively in EAPC." 

Netherlands

Aengevaeren-Vincent-2019.JPGVincent Aengevaeren, physician-researcher in an academic hospital (Radboudumc) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

"My research focuses on the effects of exercise on the heart."

 

 

 

Romania

EAPC-Young-Stefan-Busnatu-.jpgStefan Busnatu, MD, PhD and Lecturer at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest

"I was part of the FP7 EU Project FI-STAR (Future Internet Social and Technological Alignment Research) research team and worked at developing a cardiac rehabilitation solution for myocardial infarction patients and currently I`m involved in the Horizon 2020 project, vCare- Virtual Coaching Activities for Rehabilitation in Elderly, and Horizon2020, InteropEHRate European Project. My aim is to be a good clinician and to study and develop new strategies for optimizing cardiovascular diseases prevention programs using eHealth."

Russian Federation

Oksana Sivakova, Cardiologist, scientific researcher, National Medical Research Center for Preventive Medicine of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia, Moscow, Russia

 

 

 

Spain

sanz-de-la-garza-maria-2019.jpgMaría Sanz de la Garza, MD, PhD, consultant cardiologist at sports cardiology department at Hospital Clinic, which is responsible for pre-participation cardiovascular screening of elite athletes from Barcelona soccer club and other high performance sports national centers. Consultant cardiologist at cardiac rehabilitation department at Hospital Clinic, Barcelona.

“My research focuses mainly on the adaptation of right ventricle and the atria to endurance exercise training”

Switzerland

niederseer-david-2019.JPGDavid Niederseer, MD, PhD, BSc
Consultant Cardiologist at Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.

His main areas are Sports Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Exercise Testing and Training in Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology.