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EAPC Career Café 2023

Get career advice in Malaga from key experts

Preventive Cardiology
Rehabilitation and Sports Cardiology
Risk Factors and Prevention

The EAPC Career Café connects young healthcare professionals and international experts during one-on-one in-person meetings. Selected applicants will receive career development advice and recommendations from seasoned and successful leaders in their fields.

When is the EAPC Career Café?



The EAPC Career Café is taking place at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2023 in Malaga:

  • Thursday, 13 April during the afternoon break (16:30–17:15)
  • Friday, 14 April during the afternoon break (16:30–17:15)

Thursday, 13 April 2023 (16:30–17:15 CEST)

Mentors: Ana Abreu, Emeline Van Craenenbroeck, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Antonio Pelliccia, Jean-Paul Schmid, Monica Tiberi. 

Friday, 14 April 2023 (16:30–17:15 CEST)

Mentors: Guy de Backer, Paul Dendale, Diederick Grobbee, Martin Halle, Michael Papadakis, Massimo Piepoli. 


The application period is now closed.

Applicants must be:


Ana Abreu


Areas of expertise
CV prevention and cardiac rehabilitation

Place of work
University Hospital S. Maria, Lisboa, Portugal

Guy De Backer

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Areas of expertise
Epidemiology, prevention, risk factors, cardiovascular disease

Place of work
Ghent, Belgium

Paul Dendale


Areas of expertise
Use of digital tools in preventive cardiology and rehabilitation

Place of work
Large non-university hospital that was one of the first EAPC Accredited rehabilitation centres and which is also striving for EAPC Accreditation in Prevention and Sports Cardiology

Diederick E. Grobbee

Grobbee-Diederick-2019.jpgAreas of expertise
Cardiovascular prevention, clinical epidemiologic research on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, clinical trials, lipids, diabetes, hypertension, global health

Places of work
Julius Clinical Academic CRO and the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Martin Halle


Areas of expertise
Preventive cardiology and sports cardiology

Place of work
Technical University Munich Prevention and Sports Medicine, Germany


Pedro Marques-Vidal


Areas of expertise
Cardiovascular epidemiology, namely prevalence and management of cardiovascular risk factors, associations between diet and cardiovascular disease (cross-sectional and prospective analyses)

Place of work
Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland

Michael Papadakis


Areas of expertise
Sports cardiology, conditions predisposing to sudden cardiac death in the young, prevention of young deaths and heart failure.

Place of work
St. George’s University Hospitals, London, UK

Antonio Pelliccia

Antonio Pelliccia

Areas of expertise
Sport cardiology

Place of work
Institute of Sport Medicine and Science in Rome, Italy


Massimo Piepoli


Areas of expertise
Autonomic nervous system, cardiac prevention and rehabilitation, exercise physiology and heart failure

Place of work
University of Milan, Policlinico San Donato Milanese

Jean-Paul Schmid


Areas of expertise
Cardiac rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, heart failure

Place of work
Ambulatory & stationary rehabilitation clinic, Clinic Barmelweid, Barmelweid, Switzerland
Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Monica Tiberi

Tiberi-Monica-2015.JPGAreas of expertise
Sports medicine with clinical expertise in pre-participation screening, physical activity and exercise prescription, childhood cardiovascular health

Place of work
AST Pesaro Urbino. Sport Medicine, Department of Health. Pesaro, Italy

Emeline Van Craenenbroeck

VanCraenenbroeck_Emeline_2016.JPGAreas of expertise
Physiological effects of exercise training in cardiovascular pathology (HF, CAD, preeclampsia) to discover new therapies by studying exercise-induced benefits. Genetics in chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity

Place of work
Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium