Dear friends and colleagues,
The Council of the International Society of Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases (ISCVID) has entrusted the endocarditis team of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (HCB) with the preparation of the Society’s XVI International Symposium of Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases (ISCVID) to be held on June 18–20, 2022 in Barcelona. Originally set for June 2021, it was postponed for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic, in favor of holding an in-person meeting at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
The HCB endocarditis team is honored to be working with ISCVID in hosting the Society’s most important, biennial academic endeavor. ISCVID symposia are the world’s leading forum in the field of cardiovascular infection. The 2019 edition, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, was attended by some 150 professionals – representing the five continents and a broad range of disciplines related to the management of infective endocarditis and cardiovascular infection, e.g., infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, clinical cardiology and cardiac imaging, cardiac and vascular surgery, nuclear medicine and intensive care medicine – who discussed the most relevant and topical aspects of care, teaching and science. In 2022, alongside the traditional conferences, we will also be fostering the presentation of oral and poster communications. In all of this, our main pursuit will be the ISCVID goals of continuing education in medicine and a multidisciplinary perspective.
Supporting the preparatory work is the company Grupo Pacífico (Barcelona, Spain). It is a well-established firm with vast experience in planning national and international congresses, and we take this opportunity to express our thanks for all its noteworthy efforts.
Finally, we hope to succeed in designing a scientific program that is not only highly interesting but also free-flowing and interactive. We therefore also wish to thank the speakers and moderators for dedicating their time to the Symposium during a pandemic that has forced us all to redouble our efforts. Our thanks also go to the sponsors without whom nothing would be possible.
Please do save the dates of the 2022 Barcelona XVI ISCVID Symposium! In the meantime, we will be striving to tailor a scientific program to your expectations and in a way that also allows you to enjoy Barcelona, an eye-catching and outward-looking city.
José M. Miró. President of the Symposium
Eduardo Quintana, Vice-President
Asunción Moreno, Treasurer
Marta M. Hernández-Meneses, Secretary
Submission opens: March 1st 2022
Submission deadline: May 8th 2022
Notification to authors: May 16th 2022
Early bird fee until May 26th 2022