2017 Annual Meeting

Joint Mtg w/ Society for Cardiovascular Path & B-D Society of Infectious Disease

March 5 2017, 8:30am to 12:00pm


Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Binford - Dammin Society of Infectious Disease Pathologists

Cardiovascular Infections: Contemporary Approaches to Recognition and Diagnosis

Sunday, March 5, 2017
8:30 AM 12:00 PM
CC 304

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Moderators: Joseph J. Maleszewski, MD, FACC, FCAP, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
T.C. Wu, MD, PhD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Course Description:
Cardiovascular infections are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Epidemiologic trends continue to change owing to antibiotic therapy and the burgeoning array of new cardiovascular devices being installed in patients. This session will update the audience on the latest developments in the field including diagnostic strategies, emerging ancillary microbiologic studies, and general evaluation of cardiovascular tissues and devices. Both autopsy and surgical specimens will be discussed. The session will be capped by Dr. John T. Fallon, the 2017 recipient of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology’s Distinguished Achievement Award, speaking on the molecular landscape of myocarditis.


Upon Completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the gross and histopathologic findings associated with cardiovascular infections.
  • Identify complications that represent acute and chronic sequelae of cardiovascular infections.
  • Measure the degree to which ancillary techniques inform contemporary diagnosis of cardiovascular infections.


8:30 AM

Complications of Native Valve Endocarditis
Mathieu Castonguay, MD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

9:00 AM

The Pathologists’ Toolkit for Evaluating Cases of Infective Endocarditis: Histopathology, Special Stains, and Molecular Techniques
Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

9:30 AM

Parasitic Infections of the Heart
Danny A. Milner, MD, MSc, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, IL

10:00 AM


10:30 AM

Cardiovascular Device Infection and the Role of Biofilm
Robert F. Padera Jr., MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

11:00 AM

Myocarditis: Infection or Autoimmune Reaction? Deep Sequencing Analyses
John Fallon, MD, PhD, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

11:40 AM



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