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Call for Abstracts

We invite you to submit scientific abstracts related to endocarditis. Previously presented and published work is acceptable. Posters will be on display in the exhibition area Thursday and Friday with a moderated poster session Thursday evening. An award will be given for the best poster.

Abstract Submission Deadline – March 15, 2020.

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This is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary symposium on the diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis and other cardiovascular infections and their complications. All aspects of this serious disease will be covered from pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medical and surgical management, as well as management of complications, including cerebral complications related to emboli, cardiac device-related infections, and aortic infections.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Summarize current knowledge of pathophysiology, histopathology, and pathogens of infective endocarditis.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms that indicate infective endocarditis and describe best use of imaging studies in the clinical diagnosis.
  • Critically appraise strategies for the medical management of infective endocarditis, especially use of antimicrobial therapies, and discuss the pros and cons of current antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines.
  • Describe surgical options for endocarditis and optimal patient preoperative workup.
  • Apply strategies for treating neurologic complications associated with infective endocarditis.
  • Identify the prevalence, diagnosis, management, and prevention of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices infections.
  • Describe the risk of aortic infections after graft replacement and factors influencing their management, including infections of aortic grafts and aortic fistulas.
  • Debate issues associated with drug abuse and the incidence of infective endocarditis, treating all patients with prosthetic valve infections.

Who Should Attend

Infectious disease specialists, cardiologists, and cardiac surgeons, along with general practitioners, internists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals who care for patients with these infections, take care of manifestations of complications, and encounter patients before the cardiac infection has been diagnosed.