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ACNAP Young Community (YoCo)

Who we are


ACNAP YoCo is a wide community of young nurses and allied professionals who are ACNAP Members, under 40 years of age.  

YoCo was created to support the needs of the young community by transferring knowledge and expertise within ACNAP and ESC, and by supporting them within the cardiovascular field, whether in a clinical, educational or research setting. 

The ACNAP Board has named outstanding young healthcare professionals to spearhead an initiative to increase support and opportunities for young community (YoCo) nurses and allied professionals delivering cardiac care. The YoCo Committee members will work together with the ACNAP Board to assess what young members need and how to support them while ensuring that their views are reflected in the overall ACNAP strategy.

Members of the YoCo Committee (2022-2024)

Ana gomes.jpgAna Filipa Gomes, Committee Chair, Portugal


 Ana Gomes, Committee Chair, Portugal

Angela Massouh.jpg Angela Massouh, Committee Member, Lebanon


 Angela Massouh, Committee Member, Lebanon

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César Alberto Monteiro Teixeira, Committee Member, Spain

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Hady Atef, Committee Member, Egypt

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Liesbet Van Bulck, Committee Member, Belgium


What we aim for

  • Increase the number of young nurses and allied professionals within ACNAP 
  • Support and empower young nurses and allied professionals by creating a wide international community within the cardiovascular area 
  • Develop future young cardiovascular nursing and allied professionals through clinical practice, education and research  
  • Provide educational resources to better meet the needs of ACNAP YoCo
  • Support the careers of young nurses and allied professionals
  • Create networking opportunities 

Why join ACNAP?

ACNAP Silver Members, for only 45 euros per year, have access to a wide range of benefits: 



YoCo National Contacts 


Become a YoCo National Contact today!  

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Are you already a member of ACNAP but want to get more involved? 

Since 2019, National Ambassadors have been appointed to expand the community of young nurses and allied professionals in the cardiovascular field by sharing information about community needs and becoming the main points of contact for their peers. 

In this new mandate 2022-24, the YoCo Committee has decided to take a new turn and launch a call for YoCo National Contacts, with which they hope to keep building a solid network of ACNAP Young members who wish to be involved and disseminate ACNAP activities. 

  • Contribute to spread the word about ACNAP initiatives at national level 
  • Build new partnerships with other national groups 
  • Collaborate on ACNAP projects (by call)
How to join:
  • Send your motivation Letter + CV via the below link  
  • You must be a Silver member under 40 years of age to apply 

Become a YoCo National Contact 

Once you submit your application, the ACNAP YoCo Committee will review it and send you an official response by email. Should you be successful, your role will remain active until 31 August 2024. 

Not a silver member yet? Join HERE

Stay Connected

To know more about ACNAP follow us on Twitter @ACNAPPresident ; join our ACNAP groups on Facebook & LinkedIn and stay up-to-date on the ACNAP activities and latest news! 

If you want to contact us, send an email to