ISHAM NEWS! (10-11-2009)

Dear ISHAM member, The ISHAM Working Group “Towards a standard for Aspergillus PCR” has changed its name to European Aspergillus PCR Initiative (EAPCRI) and has launched a new website at For information and membership, contact Peter Donnelly,

The 12th International Symposium on Febrile Neutropenia will be organized 12-13 March, 2010 in Luxembourg city. For information, click here.

Registration for the workshop of the ECMM-ISHAM Working Group Pseudallescheria / Scedosporium Infections in Bonn, Germany, 6-10 May, 2010 (Invitation) is now open: click here.  

The Netherlands Society for Medical Mycology (NVMY) will organize its international scientific meeting in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on 9 December, 2009. For program and further info, see here.

A new interesting Case of the Month (see has been submitted by Flavio Queiroz Telles. A full description of the case can be found in the Forum in your ISHAM member area.

The 10th ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis will be held in Miami, Florida, USA on 22-26 March, 2010. Information can be found here.

The 2nd ASM Conference on Dimorphic Fungal Pathogens is organized in the same week, 22-26 March, 2010, in Miami, Florida, USA. For information, click here.

Registration for the workshop of the ISHAM Working Group on Black Yeasts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14-16 May, 2010 (Invitation) is now open: click here. The program has an exciting mix of clinical and ecological topics. 

The Nordic Society for Medical Mycology (NSMM) will organize its 7th scientific meeting “Clinical Consequences of Host Fungus Interactions” on March 18, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. A program will soon be available here.

Prior to the above meeting, a NSMM One-Day Basic Course in Medical Mycology is held in Oslo, 17 March 2010.

A new Thesis has been published by Raman Manoharlal on multidrug resistance gene(s) of Candida albicans. You can freely download this book in your member area under Mycological Theses

A preliminary program of the workshop on Zygomycetes of the ECMM-ISHAM Working Group on Zygomycoses is now available here. For information and registration, contact George Petrikos,

Please note that the International Agenda at the ISHAM is quite complete in listing mycological events, see here. If your event is missing, please contact the ISHAM desk at    

Renewal notes for your ISHAM membership 2010 will be sent by e-mail soon (subject line: ISHAM renewal note MM [member number]). Please verify also your spam-box! Thank you for your support to our Society. It is a pleasure to be at your service.


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Mycologists under 35 and having a great career in mind become ISHAM member. You will get your money back when you participate in the next ISHAM congress, see . Young members present in Tokyo will receive an extra gift worth $ 100,-; Click here for further information.