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EAPC Young Ambassadors

Young Ambassadors represent the EAPC Young Community in their respective countries and are the main point of contact for young healthcare professionals in preventive cardiology there.

In addition to expanding the community of young researchers in the field of preventive cardiology, Young Ambassadors communicate the needs and interests of their national peers with the EAPC. They also help spread the word about EAPC initiatives and scientific activities at the national level.

List of EAPC Young Ambassadors

Country Name
Afghanistan Arash Nemat
Australia Christian Verdicchio
Austria Patrick Haider
Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Begic
Brazil Karla Santo
Canada Colin Yeung
Czechia Martin Satny
Egypt Nagwa Thabet
France Olivier Missenard
Greece Georgios Christou
India Abraham Babu
Ireland Abdelsalam Ben Saaud
Israel Liran Bradichansky
Italy Francesco Perone
Japan Toshiki Kaihara
Latvia Barbara Vitola
Lithuania Vaida Sileikiene
Malaysia Mohammed Ahmed Akkaif
Malta Mark Abela
Moldova Irina Cabac-Pogorevici
Norway John Munkhaugen
Poland Monika Gawałko
Romania Maria-Alexandra Pană
Saudi Arabia Ahmed Elgohari
Slovenia Tim Kambič
Spain Antonia Vaquer Segui
Suriname Marina Bersaoui
Thailand Norasak Suvachittanont
The Netherlands Danny AJP van de Sande
Turkey Ozcan Basaran
Ukraine Olena Torbas
United Arab Emirates Sampath Kumar Amaravadi
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Emmanuel Androulakis
Uzbekistan Jamol Uzokov


Discover who they are


Read about the experience of an EAPC Young Ambassador and find out why you should join the network.


Ben-Saaud-Abdelsalam-2020-small.JPG Abdelsalam Ben Saaud, EAPC Young Ambassador from Ireland

“It was an incredible honour to have been nominated as the EAPC Young Ambassador in Ireland. This role has offered me the unique opportunity to establish a national network of young researchers and healthcare professionals with an interest in preventive cardiology. I have had the privilege to meet with national peers and discuss their views on preventive cardiology, and address barriers and strategies for guidelines implementation. Also, it has been my sincere pleasure to participate in national cardiovascular meetings to promote the EAPC Young Community, and encourage the young scientists in Ireland to access the training opportunities provided by the EAPC. I believe this would help my national peers any myself to expand our knowledge and experience in setting up and delivering evidence-based preventive cardiology programmes, and contribute to the future development of cardiovascular disease prevention in Ireland and all Europe" 

Contact the EAPC Team for more information.