ISHAM NEWS! (15-08-2011)

Dear , As you all know the next ISHAM congress will take place in Berlin, Germany, see here. This is likely to become the largest congress in medical mycology ever; you certainly have to be there! The venue for the next congress, in 2015 will be decided upon via electronic voting by our members; you will informed in due course. We already received two highly competitive bids. Invitations to host the 19th ISHAM Congress to be held in 2015 must reach the General Secretary (Peter Donnelly) no later than 30th October 2011. Full information can be found here.

After the ISHAM congress in Berlin our Society should have a new Council. Nominations are invited from members of the Society for the following posts for the period 2012-2015:
Vice Presidents (5)
General Secretary
Peter Donnelly is elegible for re-election as General Secretary, and Bernard Hube, Arunaloke Chakrabarti and Shinichi Watanabe are elegible for re-election as Vice Presidents. Nominations for the above posts should be sent to the General Secretary (Peter Donnelly) not later than 30th October 2011.  A nomination form can be found here.

A congress on mycotoxins from dried foodstuffs is organized in Damghan, Iran, 10-12 September, 2011. For full information and registration, click here and the program can be found here.

The 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 8-12 May, 2012. Full information is available here.  

A new Case Of The Month with an impressive epidemic of tinea capitis in rural areas of western China has been donated by Shuwen Deng. Detailed information with reference to the literature is provided in your member area, where you may also respond and give comments.

The 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) will be held in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., September 17-20, 2011. A major event for anyone working in the area of anifungals. This is the website.

The next meeting of the Mycology Study Group (MSG) will be held during the ICAAC Meeting in Chicago, U.S.A., on Monday evening of September 19. For information, contact Janeth Beth Deerman.

A closed EMbaRC workshop on Biosecurity will be organized in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1-2 September, 2011. The program can be found here. We will take care that ISHAM members will be informed about the outcome of this meeting.

The next congress of European Mycologists will be held in Halkidiki, Greece, September 18-23, 2011. For information, click here. Focus is on mushrooms, but there are also sessions on genetics and medical mycology.

The next Congress of the Brazilian Society of Infectiology is organized in Brasilia, Brazil, August 24-28. Go to the website  for program and registration data.

A new journal has been launched which may be of interest to our clinical members: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Click here for information.

The University of Leipzig, Germany has a 3 yr vacancy for a mycologist; click here for information and application data.

The 10th Infocus meeting will be organized in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 28-29 October, 2011. This is the website with full information.

The 50-year anniversary of the German language Mycological Society (DMYKG) was celebrated with a nice festive evening in Essen, Germany; a richly illustrated report can be found here. For the next scientific meeting of DMYKG, which takes place in Kiel, Germany, 1-3 September, 2011, the full program is ready, see here.

The Korean Society for Medical Mycology (KSMM) organizes an international meeting in Seoul, South Korea, on 3 September, 2011. The program can be found here. For information on registration and venue, contact Soyun Cho,  

The 9th national conference of the Society for Indian Human and Animal Mycologists (SIHAM) will be held at Siliguri, West Bengal, India, 10-12 February, 2012. Details can be seen at the website . The meeting will be preceded by a workshop on ‘Allergic brochopulmonary aspergillosis in asthmatics' at the same conference site on 9 February, 2012.

Medical Mycology vol. 49 no 6 (August 2011) has been published and can freely be downloaded via your ISHAM member area. For your convenience we provide the contents below.

Overview of treatment options for invasive fungal infections
Melanie W. Pound, Mary L. Townsend, Vincent Dimondi, Dustin Wilson, Richard H. Drew
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 561–580.
Diagnostic significance of Aspergillus species isolated from respiratory samples in an adult pneumology ward
Takayoshi Tashiro, Koichi Izumikawa, Masato Tashiro, Takahiro Takazono, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Kazuko Yamamoto, Yoshifumi Imamura, Taiga Miyazaki, Masafumi Seki, Hiroshi Kakeya, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Katsunori Yanagihara, Akira Yasuoka, Shigeru Kohno
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 581–587.
Emerging pathogen Aspergillus calidoustus colonizes water distribution systems
Gunhild Hageskal, Ralf Kristensen, Rosa F. Fristad, Ida Skaar
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 588–593.
The evaluation of in vitro pharmacodynamic properties of amphotericin B, voriconazole and caspofungin against A. fumigatus isolates by the conventional and colorimetric time-kill assays
Nuri Kiraz, Yasemin Oz, Ilknur Dag
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 594–601.
A comparative study of dermatophyte infections in Bursa, Turkey
Sevim Akcaglar, Beyza Ener, Semra Cikman Toker, Bulent Ediz, Sukran Tunali, Okan Tore
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 602–607.
Epidemiology of superficial fungal diseases in French Guiana: a three-year retrospective analysis
Christine Simonnet, Franck Berger, Jean-Charles Gantier
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 608–611.
The in situ inflammatory profile of lymphocutaneous and fixed forms of human sporotrichosis
Fernanda N. Morgado, Armando O. Schubach, Mônica B. L. Barros, Fátima Conceição-Silva
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 612–620.
Pseudallescheria/Scedosporium complex species identification by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Oumar Coulibaly, Carine Marinach-Patrice, Carole Cassagne, Renaud Piarroux, Dominique Mazier, Stephane Ranque
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 621–626.
Blastomycosis in children and adolescents: a 30-year experience from Manitoba
Sergio Fanella, Stuart Skinner, Elly Trepman, John M. Embil
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 627–632.
Histoplasma capsulatum utilizes siderophores for intracellular iron acquisition in macrophages
Jeremy Hilty, A. George Smulian, Simon L. Newman
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 633–642.
Detection of cytokines and nitric oxide synthase in skin lesions of Jorge Lobo's disease patients
Fátima Regina Vilani-Moreno, Andréa de Faria Fernandes Belone, Vanessa Soares Lara, James Venturini, José Roberto Pereira Lauris, Cleverson Teixeira Soares
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 643–648.
Coccidioidomycosis: knowledge, attitudes, and practices among healthcare providers — Arizona, 2007
Sanny Chen, Laura M. Erhart, Shoana Anderson, Ken Komatsu, Benjamin Park, Tom Chiller, Rebecca Sunenshine
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 649–656.
Phaeohyphomycosis caused by a plant pathogen, Corynespora cassiicola
Gui X. Lv, Yi P. Ge, Yong N. Shen, Min. Li, X. Zhang, Hao. Chen, S. Deng, G. Sybren de Hoog, Wei D. Liu
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 657–661.
Systemic nocardiosis caused by Nocardia concava in China
Yongxuan Hu, Donghui Zheng, Kayoko Takizawa, Yuzuru Mikami, Lie Dai, Katsukiyo Yazawa, Kazutaka Fukushima, Changming Lu, Liyan Xi
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 662–666.
Cryptococcal osteomyelitis of the skull
Juan E. Corral, Sandra Lima, Julio Quezada, Blanca Samayoa, Eduardo Arathoon
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 667–671.
Pulmonary fungal infection caused by Neoscytalidium dimidiatum in a Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) – update
Danny Morick, Mariano Domingo Alvarez, Daniel Elad
Medical Mycology Aug 2011, Vol. 49, No. 6: 672–672.