The New Initiatives for Young Interventionalists Committee (NIFYI) was appointed in 2011 by the EAPCI Board with the aim of gathering unmet needs of the young generation of interventional cardiologists and building targeted projects accordingly.
During the last few years we have received very positive feedback on the opportunity to create such a representation within the Society. The NIFYI committee has initiated multiple initiatives including:
- educative sessions held across Europe and within the EuroPCR Congress
- CathGo, the online database of training opportunities
With time, we decided to promote a broader and more inclusive participation from our basis by introducing the "Young Interventional" community, in which every young interventionalist, or interventionalist in training may identify him/herself.
When we attend congresses and meet European and non-European interventionists of our age, we are frequently asked information on how to join the Young Interventionalists community and participate actively with new ideas or contributions. While a formal membership is not in our plans for the near future, because the EAPCI membership is already aimed at including all interventionalists regardless of age, we recognized the importance of opening the community to anyone willing to be recognized as part of the Young initiative.
To this aim, we now introduce a new tool, the Young Interventionalists official LinkedIn webpage, in keeping with the request resulting from a recent survey conducted on young cardiologists, and following the proceedings from the last EAPCI Summit held at the European Heart House in Sophia Antipolis in May 2013.
LinkedIn is a professional social network which enables high quality interactions among the participants. Our LinkedIn webpage will:
- dynamically update the Young Interventionalists community on new initiatives,
- encourage participative discussion surrounding hot topics in interventional cardiology
- promote networking among young interventionalists.
The LinkedIn project will be coordinated by Patrick Calvert, member of the NIFYI Committee, Gregory Ducrocq and Davide Capodanno, Chairmen of the Committee.