ISHAM NEWS! (02-03-2016)
Dear , A workshop on hospital infections is organized in Essen,
Germany, 29-30 April, 2016. More information.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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.
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
|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 email@example.com or Michael Lorenz Michael.Lorenz@uth.tmc.edu.
|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
|Do you have anything to announce to the active community of workers
in all fields of medical mycology, free of charge? Please send a link to your
event to firstname.lastname@example.org.