International Society of Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases
ISCVID was founded in the late 1980s to bring scientific awareness to endocarditis, a disease of high morbidity and mortality but with very little organized multinational collaboration. In the early 1990s this society began holding biennial scientific sessions to bring together the community of endocarditis investigators. The meetings have been held in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Barcelona, Charleston, Heidelberg, Naples, Cairns, and Dubrovnik.
The meeting through scientific presentations, expert lectures, discussions and symposia, explore infections of the cardiovascular system and their treatment, including a focus on the latest scientific knowledge in the management of device infections and complex bacteraemia. It is an excellent opportunity for specialists from infectious diseases, cardiologists, microbiologists, pathologists and cardiovascular surgeons to collaborate on basic and clinical research. It is expected to include a unique interface of scientific investigators, industry representatives actively involved in developing products in this area, and sponsoring societies involved in research and guideline development.
The 2015 meeting will be held in Rio De Janero from June 4-6, 2015.