Update on Endocarditis and Endovascular Infections is organized by European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and will be held during Mar 20 - 23, 2018 at University Hospital Munster, Munster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The target audience for this medical event is infectious diseases specialists, clinical microbiologists, intensive care doctors and other specialties interested in all aspects of intravascular infections.

Course Objectives:
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