ISHAM NEWS! (02-03-2016)

Dear , A workshop on hospital infections is organized in Essen, Germany, 29-30 April, 2016. More information.

ISHAM welcomes a new Working Group on Aspergillus Resistance Surveillance. This working group is coordinated by Paul Verweij, Katrien Lagrou, Anuradha Chowdhary and Shaun Lockhart. Given the global dimensions of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus and recommendations for resistance surveillance by governmental organizations, we aim to set up a network of centers that collect azole resistance data in Aspergillus systematically and using a standardized protocol. Centers that are interested to participate in this network can send an e-mail to

A Curator position is available at the Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany. Click here for information and application. 

Registration and abstract submission for the 50st Scientific Conference of the German speaking Mycological Society (DMykG) in Essen, Germany, 8-10 September, 2016 are now open, click here.

The 2016 Joint Symposium of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) and the International Feline Retrovirus Research Symposium (IFRRS) will be held Bristol, U.K., 16-19 October, 2016. Registration and abstract submission is now open. For more information about the Veterinary Mycology session, you can contact Vanessa Barrs (

The Joint Symposium the Japanese Society of Veterinary Sciences, the ISHAM Working Groups Veterinary Mycology and Medical Phycology will be held in Fujisawa, Japan, on 8 September, 2016. For information, see here.

A PhD Thesis on Ochroconis including species on humans and animals, written by Kittipan Samerpitak is freely available on the ISHAM website, see here in your member area under ‘Mycological Theses’.  

At the Robert-Koch-Institut in Berlin, Germany, a position is available as group leader on cryptococcosis and systemic mycoses. For information, see here on page 27.

A PhD Thesis on human mycetoma, written by Sarah Ahmed and is freely available on the ISHAM website, see here in your member area under ‘Mycological Theses’.

MSG has launched an interactive, web-based Education & Research Consortium Activity entitled "Challenges in IFD Management: Forward-thinking Strategies". Full information can be found here.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has fast-tracked human mycetoma to be added to the list of neglected diseases at the next World Health Assembly in Genera, Switzerland, in May 2016. For a summary of the present status, click here and here.

The Medical Mycological Society of the Americas (MMSA) will hold their annual meeting, awards presentation and dinner on Friday June 17, 2016 at 7 PM in Boston, U.S.A. The MMSA Meeting will be held in conjunction with the ASM Microbe2016 meeting, which takes place June 16-20, 2016, also in Boston.  For further information, please contact Mairi Noverr or Michael Lorenz

August 8 – 13 a summer school will take place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands entitled ‘Azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus: from fungicide to bedside’. The course brings together experts in environmental mycology and human fungal diseases and will address all aspects of azole resistance selection in A. fumigatus, including adaptation strategies in Aspergillus, the role of its reproduction mode, resistance mutations and compensatory evolution and fitness. Furthermore, the epidemiology of azole resistance and dynamics related to migration of resistance will be discussed as well as the clinical implications. More information
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