ISHAM NEWS! (11-12-2014)
Dear , We are pleased that the outcome of the YISHAM scholarship to
attend the next ISHAM congress 3-8 May 2015 in Melbourne, Australia has
been announced; 42 scholarships have been awarded and 21 applicants are on the
reserve list. Awardees will be contacted during the next days to arrange
their participation in the congress.
Registration for the
next ISHAM congress, 3-8 May,
2015 in Melbourne, Australia are now open. The following satellite workshops
are also open for registration:
- Histopathology (Chaired: Henrik E. Jensen (DK), Sue Coloe (AU), Kerry Weeks (AU)) - whole day
workshop, Sunday 3 May 2015.
- MALDI-TOF (Chaired:
Stephane Rangue (FR), Marijke Hendrickx (BE)) - half day workshop, Sunday 3 May
- Antifungal Susceptibility (Chaired: Maiken Arendrup (DK), Shawn Lockhart (US)) - half day workshop,
Sunday 3 May 2015.
- Immunocompromised Host - Focus on the
Host (Chaired: Orla Morrissey (AU), Monica Slavin (AU)) - half
day workshop, Monday 4 May 2015.
- TDM – Interactive mix of case
presentations and clinical laboratory science (Chaired: William
Hope (UK), Debbie Marriott (AU) - half day workshop, Monday 4 May 2015.
Please go to www.isham2015.com.au to register online
A document has been made about GAFFI's application to included
itraconazole on the WHO essential
medicines list. Surprisingly the essential medicines list does
not have any triazole with antifungal activity.
The 6th European Conference on Prokaryotic
and Fungal Genomics (ProkaGENOMICS) will be held in
Göttingen, Germany, 29 September - 2 October, 2015. For information and
abstract submission (deadline 20 April, 2015), click here.
Applications for this one-year taught Masters
programme in Medical Mycology (September 2015 to August 2016)
are now open. Following its launch in 2013 this unrivaled degree has attracted
scientists and clinicians from all over the globe who have acquired practical
and clinical science skills which will help them succeed in becoming mycology
ambassadors and practitioners in their home countries. The University of
Manchester is one of the world’s leading universities. The Faculty for the
Manchester Medical Mycology programme is world-renowned with a number of
leading medical mycologists, scientists and clinician scientists. Learn
more about this unique Masters in Medical Mycology and apply here.
The 115th General Meeting of the American
Society for Microbiology will be held in New Orleans,
Louisiana, USA, May 30 – June 2, 2015. For information, click here.
The first workshop on antifungal
susceptibility testing in the routine laboratory will be held
in the Turkish language in Ankara, Turkey, on 28 February, 2015. The program
can be found here.
For a study on global
epidemiology of dermatophytes, Microsporum canis, Trichophyton
violaceum and Trichophyton schoenleinii strains are needed from less-accessible
areas of the world. Isolates with detailed background information are welcome
and will be sequenced free of charge. Please contact Ping Zhan.
The latest LIFE Newsletter with lots of essential information can be found here.
A new fungal education tool has been
released: an iPad app: search the Apple app store for 'CARE Fungal
KnowledgeBank'. It’s free! This has been developed jointly by the University of
Manchester and Gilead Sciences.
The 9th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD
2015) will be held October 14-16, 2015 in Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. The meeting will be covering
the full spectrum of Human Molecular Diagnostics with a strong emphasis on new technological developments and novel clinical applications.
The ECMM-ISHAM Working group Zygomycosis has released
a special issue of the journal ‘Mycoses’ entitled “Zygomycetes: An emerging Problem in the Clinical
Laboratory”, see here.
Do you have anything to announce to the active community of workers
in all fields of medical mycology, free of charge? Please send a link to your
event to email@example.com.