Update on Endocarditis and Endovascular Infections

20.03.2018 - 23.03.2018 All day

To provide to postgraduate microbiologists and infectious disease physicians an updated overview of:
• the pathogenesis of intravascular infections including infective endocarditis (IE) and cardiovascular implantable
• electronic device (CIED) infections caused especially by staphylococci and some other pathogens (e.g. Coxiella burnetii)
• epidemiology
• improvement of diagnostic clinical and microbiological procedures
• the best imaging techniques for IE and bloodstream infections
• optimized antimicrobial therapy
• antibiotic prophylaxis for IE
• choosing the right animal model for research
There will be two sessions to present and discuss clinical cases with infectious disease experts.

Barbara C. Kahl