ISHAM NEWS! (04-02-2014)

Dear , The 54th ICAAC (Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy) will be held in Washington, DC, U.S.A., 5-9 September, 2014. All information on this major event can be found here.

A preliminary program for one day Postgraduate Technical Workshop “Veterinary Mycology in Practice”, a joint activity between the ISHAM Veterinary Working Group and ESCVP, to be held on 3 October, 2014 in Milan, Italy, can be found here. For registration, visit the website of the WG here.

Medical Mycology CPD courses (3rd March 2013 - February 2015) Four (three-week) Units of the University of Manchester Medical Mycology MSc programme are now available as Continuing Professional Development courses. For more information, click here.

The 3rd Forum on Zygomycosis, organized by the ECMM/ISHAM Working Group on Zygomycosis, will take place in Marathon, Greece, 19-21 September, 2014. For further information please go to

LIFE's (Leading International Fungal Education) February newsletter has appeared, please follow this link. LIFE-worldwide site is now also available in Spanish.

The  International Conference on Antimicrobial Research (ICAR2014) will be held in Madrid, Spain, 1-3 October, 2014. For full information and registration, click here.

Trends in Environmental Microbiology for Public Health (TEMPH2014), with topics on indoor mycology, will take place 18-24 September, 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal. Full information can be found here.
A course on Diagnostic Medical Mycology is organized at the University of Leeds, U.K., 7-11 April, 2014.  More information is available here and application forms are available by emailing Ruth Ashbee.

The next Latin American medical mycology conference (Infocus) will be organized in Curitiba, Brazil, 16-18 October, 2014. Information is available on this website.

The 3rd meeting of the ECMM/ISHAM working group on Fungal Respiratory Infections in Cystic Fibrosis will be held in Angers, France, 5-6 June, 2014. Information can be found here  and for registration, contact

The Max von Pettekofer Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology in Munich, Germany, offers a PhD position to characterize the mitochondrial fusion and fission mechanisms in Aspergillus fumigatus. Information can be found here.

The Sixth Russian Congress of Medical Mycology will be held in Moscow, Russia, 8-10 April, 2014. Full information is available on the website here.

A number of important disease management guidelines have been published by ECMM and ESCMID, see for phaeohyphomycosis here, for mucormycosis here and for rare invasive yeast infections here.

The 3rd Iranian Congress on Medical Mycology will be held in Tehran, Iran, 15-16 May, 2014. For full information and registration, click here.

The ISHAM Pediatric working group has expanded and its name is modified to “International Pediatric Fungal Network” . There is a new fancy website here.

ISHAM welcomes a new Working Group on AIDS-related Mycoses. A first outline of plans of this new WG can be found in the working group area of the ISHAM website here.

The 1st International Meeting organized by the ISHAM Working group Sporothrix and Sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last October was a great success. A short report can be found here.

A book on Fungal Infections in Asia - The Eastern Frontier of Mycology, written by by Arunaloke Chakrabarti, has appeared. The frequency and unique peculiarities of fungal infections in Asia and the diagnostic challenges in resource constrained settings and described. Suited to both mycology students and clinical care teams. ISBN:978-81-312-3556-0.

The Winter-2014 issue of the Newsletter of the ISHAM WG Mycology Study Group can be found here.

The 5th Conges of Macedonian Microbiologists will take place 28-31 May, 2014 in Ohrid, Macedonia. All information can be found here

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