The invisible army of women in interventional cardiology: EAPCI Women mission to make them visible

EuroIntervention 2018;14:e1158-e1159 published online e-edition December 2018. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV14I11A208

Gill Buchanan
Gill Louise Buchanan1, MBChB, MSc, FRCP; Julinda Mehilli2, MD; Vijay Kunadian3, MBBS, MD, FRCP; Maria D. Radu4, MD, PhD; Alaide Chieffo5*, MD; on behalf of the EAPCI Women Committee
1. Department of Cardiology, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, Carlisle, United Kingdom; 2. Department of Cardiology, Zentralklinik Bad Berka and Munich University Clinic, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany; 3. Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom; 4. The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; 5. San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

The recent EuroPCR meeting held in Paris in May of this year once again demonstrated the vast talent within interventional cardiology, displaying the incredible dedication and commitment that many individuals contribute to this important and exciting field. However, there was a very small representation of women as presenters, faculty or live case operators, with only 79 female faculty members, equivalent to the 78 who were faculty members at EuroPCR 2016. This is despite the evidence that there are growing numbers of female interventional cardiologists in many countries across Europe. For example, in Italy, women constitute 26% of all practising interventional cardiologists according to ...

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