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
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
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.
Complications of Native Valve Endocarditis
The Pathologists’ Toolkit for Evaluating Cases of Infective Endocarditis: Histopathology, Special Stains, and Molecular Techniques
Parasitic Infections of the Heart
Cardiovascular Device Infection and the Role of Biofilm
Myocarditis: Infection or Autoimmune Reaction? Deep Sequencing Analyses