ISHAM NEWS! (14-05-2014)
ISHAM member, A short report on ISHAM’s Council Aims and Achievements
can be found on the website
The ISHAM Eumycetoma Working Group managed to get mycetoma listed
as an “other condition” on the WHO website of Neglected Tropical
Diseases. The Sudanese delegation is organizing a side meeting during
the World Health Assembly (WHA)
in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday evening 23 May, 2014. We need help of health organization officers in endemic areas to approach their
Ministry to have political high-level participation to this WHA meeting.
For more information, click here or contact
Wende van de Sande.
welcomes a new Working Group on Medical Phycology, focusing on
Protothecosis and Chlorellosis. For information, click at the website here.
Participation in the working group is open to any scientist and clinician who
is interested to join this international network on the area of Medical
Phycology. Applications may be sent to Rui Kano.
ISHAM Working Group on Barcoding of Medical Fungi had a successful
meeting in Utrecht, The Netherlands, last April. A short report, many of the
presented lectures, and information on membership can be found on the website here.
|The 58th Meeting of the Japanese Society for
Medical Mycology will be held in Yokohama, Japan, 1-2 November, 2014. For
information, visit the website
A PhD Thesis from the University of Nijmegen entitled
“Strategies for treating aspergillosis due to azole-resistant
Aspergillus fumigatus: from the bench to the bedside” can be found
here. Hard copies are still available from the author, Amir
May abstract submission deadline for the 54th Interscience Conference on
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), to be held in Washington,
DC, USA, 5-9 September, 2014, is approaching. For full information, visit the
We would like to draw your attention to a new database on ITS
barcoding from the ISHAM Working Group Barcoding Medical Fungi and
available at the University of Sydney
In contrast to much material on GenBank, the sequences in this database have
been validated according to the latest state of taxonomy.
The Third Meeting of the
ECMM/ISHAM Working Group Fungal Respiratory Infections in Cystic Fibrosis is organized in Angers, France, 5-6 June, 2014. Full information can be found
A new journal Advances in
Medical Mycology has been launched, as an official publication of the
Iranian Society of Medical Mycology (ISMM) and the Invasive Fungi Research
Center (IFRC). The journal focuses on original and innovative studies of all
aspects of medical mycology. This publication is an international quarterly
peer review journal which is aimed to promote communication among researchers
worldwide. This is the website.
|The 8th Curso
Internacional de Micologia Medica will be held at the University of Chile,
Santiago, Chile, 7 July – 1 August, 2014. For information, click here.
The ISHAM Working Group Chromoblastomycosis will organize a meeting “100 Years Chromoblastomycosis” in Maranhao, Brazil,
8-10 October, 2014. Full information and preliminary program can be found here.
|The ECMM/ISHAM Working Group
on Zygomycosis organizes its 3rd International Forum on Zygomycosis,
which will take place in Marathon, Greece, 19-21 September, 2014.
Information can be found on the website.
The next international
multilingual CBS Course Medical Mycology will be organized in Utrecht,
The Netherlands, 17-28 November, 2014. For information and registration, click here.
|The ISHAM Working Group on Paracoccidioides is organizing its next meeting in Brasilia, Brazil, 21-24 September. Information
can be found here.
|As you notice above, many ISHAM
Working Groups are very active. Short reports can be found in the WG area
of the ISHAM website.
Membership of Working Groups is free; check the websites on how you can join
the active international community of medical mycologists.
|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.