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 2015.
  • 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 to register online now! 

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.

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