infective endocarditis Queensland (ieQ)

ieQ logoIeQ’s mission is to improve outcomes of endocarditis by advances in diagnosis, management and prevention, via the 4 pillars of education, management, research and collaboration.

ieQ is a Prince Charles Hospital initiative to establish Australia’s first clinical and research collaborative supporting improved outcomes for patients with infective endocarditis.

Established in 2017, and facilitated by a Metro North SEED Grant and extensive clinician in-kind support, the collaborative has established a multi-faceted structural platform. In May 2018, the Collaborative received additional recognition and support from The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation “The Common Good”.


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Statewide EAT (endocarditis advisory team) meetings commenced weekly from March 23rd, Mondays 12 noon. Zoom format.
EAT Details here

March 31, 2020. The COVID-19 global emergency has necessitated changes to our normal endocarditis practice.

April 22, 2020

ieQ COVID-19 echocardigraphy guidelines finalised and now available below.

Thank you to all those who participated!


endocarditis and echocardiography during COVID-19 pandemic





October 23rd, 2020 confirmed as date for inaugural ieQ RESEARCH DAY (see News Section Below or link to dedicated page on right). Note: due to COVID-19 crisis this date may be subject to change.


Supported by

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LINK and SEED Innovation Funding
Clinical Operations & Strategic Implementation (COSI); Metro North Hospital and Health Service