ISHAM NEWS! (14-05-2014)

Dear ISHAM member, A short report on ISHAM’s Council Aims and Achievements can be found on the website here.

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.  

ISHAM 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

The 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 here.

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 Seyedmousavi Tasieh.

The 19 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 website.

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 website. 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 here.

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.
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