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EAPC Young Ambassadors

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

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.

Young Ambassadors are nominated for a 2-year mandate with the possibility to extend their mandate for two additional years upon validation by the EAPC President, for a total of 4 years. 

Call for EAPC Young Ambassadors

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who will commit to promoting the EAPC Young Community and its activities.

As an EAPC Young Ambassador, your main missions will be to:

  • Serve as a representative of the EAPC Young Community in your country and act as a primary point of contact for young healthcare professionals interested in preventive cardiology.
  • Establish a national network of young healthcare professionals in your country who share an interest in preventive cardiology.
  • Forge relationships and partnerships with national young groups, universities, and hospitals (with a particular focus on students and residents) to promote preventive cardiology and EAPC Young Community and its activities with the support of EAPC staff.
  • Facilitate the access of young healthcare professionals in your country to international educational and training opportunities offered by the EAPC.
  • Communicate the needs and interests of your national colleagues to the EAPC.
  • Contribute to the EAPC Preventive Cardiology Facebook and LinkedIn groups by posting content related to research articles, research news, congresses, courses etc and and by promoting these groups.
  • Participate in the Young Community and EAPC activities at annual congresses (ESC Congress and/or ESC Preventive Cardiology).
  • Attend and actively engage in regular conference calls, scheduled once every six months.

As a Young Ambassador you will:

  • Be a protagonist in the effort to connect young members of the EAPC, offering them opportunities for professional and educational growth.
  • Gain visibility with your peers, nationally and internationally.
  • Meet with EAPC leaders.
  • Enhance your professional network.

As an EAPC Young Ambassador you are expected to:

  • Provide a report (every six months) on your activities as Young Ambassador. The first report will be due six months after the start of your mandate.

Who can apply?

This position is open to healthcare professionals from ESC member* or affiliate countries (place of work or country of residence in MyESC).

Candidates must be:

  • A healthcare professional in the field of preventive cardiology.
  • Under the age of 40 at the time of the application.
  • An EAPC Silver Member.


Applications must be submitted online. Please note that applications received by email will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed by the YC Core Group and the final selections will be made by the EAPC President.

The following information and documents (in English) are required for the online application:

  • Personal information: title, name, country, age, and email address.
  • Career stage.
  • Past or present contributions to the EAPC.
  • The candidate’s vision on the position of Young Ambassador and what the candidate intends to achieve as Young Ambassador.
  • Experience in associations, if any.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Optional: an endorsement letter from the candidate’s national professional society will be considered an asset.

Apply now


Date Action
28 June 2024 (23:59 CEST) Deadline for application
July 2024 Review of the candidacies
16 August 2024 Announcement of results
1 September 2024 Start of mandate


*The Belorussian Scientific Society of Cardiology and the Russian Society of Cardiology are temporarily suspended from membership in the ESC. See the ESC Statement.

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.