ISHAM NEWS! (16-07-2009)

Dear ISHAM member, We installed a new educational tool on our homepage: Case of the Month. Striking cases will regularly be displayed with full illustration and explanation for ISHAM members on the Forum. If  you have any extraordinary case, please contact Unpublished, difficult-to-diagnose cases may also be presented to members for advice.

A report of the successful ISHAM Satellite meeting in Beijing, China can be found here.

We may also ask your attention for the web-area on Guidelines and Reviews, where interesting papers are added regularly.

The ISHAM Working Group on Molecular diagnostics has been quite successful with a publication that received a special recommendation by Faculty-of-1000. For info on the Working Group, see here  or contact Arun Balajee

The ECMM-ISHAM Working Group on Zygomycetes had a symposium and meeting in Tokyo; a report of the meeting can be found here.

The next international CBS Course Medical Mycology will be held at Utrecht, The Netherlands, 15-26 March, 2010. For information and registration, click here.

The ECMM-ISHAM Working Group on Pseudallescheria Scedosporium Infections organizes its next Workshop in Bonn, Germany, 6-8 May 2010. The workshop is directly linked with a meeting of the Working Group Antifungal Chemotherapy of the Paul Ehrlich Gesellschaft (PEG). The preliminary program can be found here.

The next Asian Mycological Congress, with some sessions on medical mycology,  will be organized in Taichung, Taiwan, 15-19 November, 2009. For information and program, check the website here.

We are happy to announce that the impact factor of our ISHAM journal Medical Mycology has increased to 2.156. Info on the journal with instructions for authors can be found at here. ISHAM members have free access to all issues of the journal (starting with volume 1 from 1962) via the member area.

The Austrian Society for Medical Mycology will organize her first international meeting in Vienna, Austria, 4-5 December, 2009, jointly with the Austrian Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Information and preliminary program can be found here.

A CNRS Conference Jacques Monod entitled ‘New and Emerging Fungal Diseases of Animals and Plants: evolutionary aspects in the context of global changes’ will be organized at Roscoff in Brittany, France, 17-21 April, 2010. Information will soon be available and announced in a forthcoming ISHAM News.


If you are interested in becoming a member please complete the on-line application form:

Your application will be processed as rapidly as possible. On admission to membership you will be required to pay your first year's subscription fee (currently $50.00 US). You will then receive the current year's issues of Medical Mycology, regular e-mailed ISHAM news alerts and ISHAM-SOS service, have access to the ISHAM member forum and all other correspondence for members. You will also be entitled to vote at the ISHAM General Assembly.

In case your circumstances make it difficult to afford the subscription fee, a special fund (The Carolyn Halden Fund) exists to provide member's subscriptions for one or two years. Please explain your situation to the General Secretary.

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.