ISHAM NEWS! (06-07-2012)

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For a second year, the Impact Factor (IF) for our ISHAM journal Medical Mycology has increased. The journal’s IF for 2011 is 2.457. Medical Mycology remains the leading journal in the Thomson-Reuter’s group that concentrates on pathogenic and environmental fungi with impact on human and animal health. The journal also covers methods for their isolation, identification, and taxonomy, and the treatment of fungal infections.
The 3rd European Conference for the Barcoding of Life (ECBOL3) will be held from 17 – 20 September 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. There will be a session focused on barcoding of Fungi; information can be found here.
A report of the 38th annual meeting of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Geneva, Switzerland, April 1 – 4, 2012 can be found here, and a report of the Invasive Fungal Disease highlighted at the 22nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, London, UK, 31 March – 3 April 2012 here.
The 2nd Iranian Congress on Medical Mycology will be held in Ahvaz on February 12 – 14, 2013. For information, see here (for English, click blue/yellow rectangle).
The 10th International Mycological Congress will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, 3 – 8 August, 2014. This is one of the major congresses in mycology, with a significant medical section. This is the website.
ISHAM is working in partnership with the established open access repository, F1000 Posters, to host the posters/slide presentations from the recent conference online. We therefore invite you to deposit your poster through the quick and simple online submission form. Further information can be found here.
At the ISHAM congress in Berlin a new Working Group on Clinical Fusarium under the umbrella of both ISHAM and the ECMM (European Confereration of Medical Mycology) held its kick-off meeting. The general aim of the working group will be to study Fusarium infections both from the side of the infected host as well as from the pathogen side, to exchange knowledge and strains, and to provide tools for rapid identification and treatment. Anyone with an interest in human and/or veterinary Fusarium species is very welcome to join this group. Contact Anne van Diepeningen.

Recently the Open Mycology Journal has started and you are invited to submit papers. It is an Open Access online journal which publishes research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of experimental and applied mycology including themes of medical significance. Homepage and Instructions for Authors for article submission can be found at the website or by e-mail.

The 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology will take place in Denver, Colorado, May 18 – 21, 2013; put this in your agenda.

The ECMM/ISHAM Working group on Zygomycetes and Zygomycoses will organize a workshop in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 8 – 9 April, 2013. Themes are clinical aspects, host responses, virulence factors and genomics. A website with full information will be available soon; for questions, write to Sybren de Hoog or Kerstin Voigt.
An International Symposium entitled “Advance on Diagnosis and Treatment of Invasive Mycoses” will be held in Shanghai, China, on 15 - 17 November, 2012. For information and registration, click here.

Information on distance learning for the BSMM/UCL MSc Diploma in Medical Mycology can be found here.

The forthcoming II International Conference on Antimicrobial Research (ICAR2012), will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 21 - 23 November 2012. For more info click here.

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