ISHAM NEWS! (02-12-2009)

Dear ISHAM member, Perhaps you have experienced some problems with login to your personal copy of the ISHAM journal Medical Mycology. We are happy to inform that the publisher’s website has been changed: everything now works smoothly and user-friendly via the ISHAM member area. Just try!

An ESCMID postgraduate education course entitled “Invasive Fungal Infections: Host-Pathogen Interaction” will be organized in Oslo, Norway, on 16-17 March, 2010. Full description and information can be found at here.

The essential meeting 4th Advances Against Aspergillosis will take place in Rome, Italy, 4-6 February, 2010. Registration is still possible, click for info.

The ISHAM Working Group “Fungiscope - A Global Database for Rare Fungal Infections” has now reached a total of 150 documented cases from South America, Europe and Asia. We are still looking for new and exciting cases. If you would like to join the project, visit our website: We would also like to announce the initiation of our revised eCRF which was created on the basis of all the valuable feedback we gathered over the last year. The old version containing all cases already entered will still be accessible for view at However, new cases may only be entered into the new version.

A preliminary program of the ECMM/ISHAM Working group on Zygomycetes in Athens, Greece, 28-30 May, 2010, is now available: click here.

A report of the very successful practical workshop organized by the ISHAM Working Group on Malassezia, held in Athens, Greece, October 16-17, 2009,  can be found here.

The full program of the international Scientific Meeting of the Netherlands Society for Medical Mycology, to be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 9 December 2009, is now available here.

The 62nd meeting of the German for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM), with some sessions on medical mycology, will be organized in Hannover, Germany, 28-31 March, 2010. Information can be obtained here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA will organize two workshops on Laboratory Identification of Emerging Pathogenic Molds in Atlanta, USA, April 6-8, 2010 and April 13-15, 2010. Deadline for registration is March 23, 2010. For info, click here.

The Netherlands societies for general and medical microbiology will organize their Scientific Spring Meeting in Arnhem, The Netherlands, 19-21 April, 2010. Sessions on medical mycology are scheduled. Info and preliminary program can be found at here.

The 20st Focus on Fungal Infections will take place March 3-5, 2010 in New Orleans, USA. For info, click here.

Young ISHAM is full of action and your input is needed, see here!  


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Mycologists under 35 and having a great career in mind become ISHAM member. You will get your money back when you participate in the next ISHAM congress, see . Young members present in Tokyo will receive an extra gift worth $ 100,-; Click here for further information.