Join a multidisciplinary faculty of internationally renowned experts at the first Annual Barts conference about Infective endocarditis, with a focus on prosthetic valve endocarditis.
Following the formation of Barts Heart Centre (BHC) in 2015, which has become the leading referral centre for treatment of IE in the UK and is also one of the largest IE centres globally, there was a noticeable increase in the number of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) referred to the centre. Recognising this change, the complexity of patients, diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, and the coincident publication of the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Guidelines on Infective Endocarditis (2015), the Barts Heart Centre will organise yearly conferences to ensure focussed, consistent, and evidence-based care with multidisciplinary input (microbiology, cardiology, cardiac surgery, imaging, dental and all other stakeholders’ involvement).
The Barts prestigious national and international meetings will help delegates and experts understand the current trends, challenges and opportunities in the treatment of IE which will have a direct impact on patient care as well as providing an excellent opportunity for networking and collaborative research and development in this important field.
The first of these annual conferences will focus on prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE), which is particularly difficult to treat and challenging to manage.
- Diagnostic and management challenges of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE), particularly in complex cases.
- New trends in management PVE
- Role of the Endocarditis MDT
- Areas for further research and development in Infective endocarditis (IE)