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Applications are now open for the 2020 Emerging Leaders Programme

Written on Monday, 20 January 2020 15:10

The 2020 cohort marks the seventh year of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Programme and will focus on the prevention of cardiovascular disease among people living with diabetes. Applications are now open until 16 February 2020.


The Programme, developed by WHF Past President Professor Salim Yusuf in 2014, provides training and networking opportunities in cardiovascular health policy and implementation research for healthcare practitioners, researchers, and global health advocates. Focusing on a different priority area each year, the objective of the training module is to reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 3.4. Our 150 strong expert community has so far tackled a number of issues, including secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, raised blood pressure, tobacco prevention and control, access to essential medicines, stroke and heart failure.


WHF aims to reach as many potential candidates as possible on a global basis. Candidates from academia, civil service, private industry and cardiovascular medicine are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be affiliated with a WHF Member organization, but this is not mandatory.


All Emerging Leaders participants will be required to participate in online training, a five-day think tank seminar from 20-25 September 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal, and collaborative group work based on proposals developed during the seminar with seed funding support from WHF from meritorious applications.


If you are interested in applying, please visit www.whfel.org and make sure your colleagues and connections are aware of this opportunity. The closing date for applications is 16 February 2020.


For any further queries or information about the programme, please email emergingleaders@worldheart.org.