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The 2020 Emerging Leaders Programme – led by Senior Programme Adviser Dr Amitava Banerjee – will mark the seventh year of the programme and will focus on CVD & diabetes. Previous cohorts have focused on heart failure, secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, raised blood pressure, tobacco prevention and control, essential medicines, and stroke.
The World Heart Federation aims to reach as many potential candidates as possible on a global basis. Candidates from academia, civil society, healthcare and the private sector are all encouraged to apply. Candidates may be affiliated with a member organization of the World Heart Federation, 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.
The selection committee will look for candidates to demonstrate their passion for improving CVD healthcare, willingness to participate in collaborative group work, and desire for making a difference at the grassroots level and beyond.
“Reasons to apply to join the Emerging Leaders Programme? Fantastic peers, mentors and networks. Reasons not to? None. Join a growing community of early-career professionals focused on global approaches to CVD prevention.”
—Dr Amitava Banerjee, UK, Senior Programme Adviser & Emerging Leader 2014
“Teamwork, collaborative research, intensive days, sharing knowledge with experts from all corners of the world… an unforgettable experience. Not to be missed.”
—Dr Rafael Vidal-Perez, Spain, Emerging Leader 2015
“The Emerging Leaders Programme introduced me to a network of ambitious people with brilliant minds and diverse interests from all over the world. It challenged me to see myself as a leader, rather than a follower, and appreciate that I can contribute to improving global healthcare in a meaningful way.”
—Dr Sarah Kraus, South Africa, Emerging Leader 2017
“I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of the Emerging Leaders Programme in 2018. I learnt so much and the support given from the World Heart Federation made this a career highlight. I can’t recommend this Programme highly enough!”
—Prof Lis Neubeck, UK, Emerging Leader 2018
“From leadership training by the world’s thought leaders in global cardiovascular health to collaborative group projects resulting in a new community of life-long friends, the Emerging Leaders Programme is one of the most formative and important training experiences I have ever had.”
—Dr Anubha Agarwal, USA, Emerging Leader 2019
The selection committee looks for candidates to demonstrate their passion for improving CVD healthcare and making a difference at the grassroots level and beyond.
Candidates are asked to provide the following supporting documents (in English):
Applications are now closed. If you have any queries, please email email@example.com.
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