OPAT Masterclass Webinar - Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is a severe infection associated with high morbidity and mortality. Parenteral antibiotic therapy is a mainstay of treatment with long courses of therapy (weeks) required to ensure positive treatment outcomes. As a means to avoid long-term hospitalisation and the economic costs to deliver such therapy, as well as the associated quality of life challenges, OPAT is a strategy which can assist more convenient and optimal treatment of infective endocarditis.

6 – 6.10 pm 

Welcome:  Professor Jason Roberts (The University of Queensland)

Primary discussion topic: Infective endocarditis treatment in the outpatient setting Dr James Pollard (Cabrini Health, Melbourne)

6.10 – 6.30 pm

Subtopic 1: Infective endocarditis and preparing for OPAT – Dr Yong Shen Wee (The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane)

6.30 – 6.50 pm

Subtopic 2: Clinical care and complications of infective endocarditis on OPAT – Dr Lydia Upjohn (Monash Health, Melbourne)

6.50 - 7.10 pm

Subtopic 3: Pharmacology of agents used to treat infective endocarditis – Ms Cindy Lau (St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney)

7.10 - 7.30 pm

Subtopic 4: OPAT in vulnerable patients with infective endocarditis and those who inject drugs – Dr Mark Loewenthal (Hunter New England LHD)

Group discussion moderators:  Dr James Pollard  and Professor Jason Roberts

Recordings of the OPAT Masterclass Webinar on Infective Endocarditis now available to view:







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