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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

Name Country Year Comment
Vahan Hakobjanyan Armenia 2020  
Christian Verdicchio Australia 2021  
Konstantin Krychtiuk Austria 2020  
Karla Santo Brazil 2019 Renewed in 2021
Colin Yeung Canada 2019 Renewed in 2021
Martin Satny Czechia 2020  
Thomas Sehested Denmark 2020  
Nagwa Thabet Egypt 2020  
Eduard Tsvetkov Estonia 2019 Mandate ends in 2021
Olivier Missenard France 2019 Renewed in 2021
Christoph Ahlgrim Germany 2020  
Georgios Christou Greece 2019 Renewed in 2021
Attila Kovacs Hungary 2019 Renewed in 2021
Abraham Babu India 2019 Renewed in 2021
Abdelsalam Ben Saaud Ireland 2019 Renewed in 2021
Elad Shemesh Israel 2020  
Francesco Perone Italy 2019 Renewed in 2021
Toshiki Kaihara Japan 2021  
Alibek Mereke Kazakhstan 2021  
Mark Abela Malta 2020  
Irina Cabac-Pogorevici Moldova 2020  
Najat Mouine Morocco 2018 Renewed in 2020
John Munkhaugen Norway 2021  
Eddieson Gonzales Philippines 2018 Renewed in 2020
Daniel Sliz Poland 2020  
Helder Santos Portugal 2021  
Stefan Busnatu Romania 2018 Renewed in 2020
Oksana Sivakova Russian Federation 2018 Renewed in 2020
Ahmed Elgohari Saudi Arabia 2021  
Maria Sanz de la Garza Spain 2018 Renewed in 2020
Marina Bersaoui Suriname 2019 Renewed in 2021
David Niederseer Switzerland 2018 Renewed in 2020
Danny AJP van de Sande The Netherlands 2021  
Norasak Suvachittanont Thailand 2021  
Ozcan Basaran Turkey 2019 Renewed in 2021
Hryhoriy Kyyak Ukraine 2018 Renewed in 2020
Sampath Kumar Amaravadi United Arab Emirates 2021  
Aneil Malhotra United Kingdom 2018 Renewed in 2020


Discover who they are


Read about the experiences of EAPC Young Ambassadors and find out why you should join the network.


EAPC-Young-Oksana-Sivakova.jpgOksana Sivakova, EAPC Young Ambassador from the Russian Federation:

“Being an EAPC Young Ambassador gives us an opportunity to bring preventive thinking and values to a new generation of cardiologists and other specialists in our countries, which makes lives longer, healthier and happier. Also, this is an opportunity to creatively unite young cardiologists in my country and make friends and cooperate with Ambassadors from other countries"

EAPC-Young-VladimĂ­r-Tuka.jpgVladimir Tuka, EAPC Young Ambassador from the Czech Republic:

“The EAPC is a wonderful, open community. The opportunity of being an EAPC Young Ambassador opens the door to the network of young experts in the world and helps in the communication with local authorities about preventive and sport cardiology.”


EAPC-Young-Stefan-Busnatu-.jpgStefan Busnatu, EAPC Young Ambassador from Romania:

“For me, it is a privilege to be the Romanian national representative of the EAPC Young Ambassadors group. This gives me the opportunity to be part of a young team of national representatives that work together towards promoting preventive cardiology strategies throughout Europe. By being supported and acknowledged by the EAPC network I am more empowered to promote preventive actions in my local environment.”

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.