2018年08月09日 星期四

ISHAM newsletter_July 2018

ISHAM Newsletter


Message from the new ISHAM President

Dear ISHAM member,

The 20th ISHAM 2018 congress, last July in Amsterdam, was one of the most memorable congresses our Society has ever had. More than 1250 delegates attended it, all recent topics were discussed, new challenges identified, and working groups highlighted their research activities; altogether we hosted 1500 people. To face the growing challenges in this field the new ISHAM council desires to improve education and training of healthcare workers especially in developing countries, develop diagnostic and research laboratories in this field, form consortia with like-minded bodies for guideline development and outreach programs. The council also desires to restructure and support the working groups to improve research in specific areas. Suggestions to improve council functioning are always welcome.

Arunaloke Chakrabarti, MD
President, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology


20th ISHAM Congress, Amsterdam
A new page on the ISHAM website has been created for the recent Congress. There are currently a few photographs on there, but more photographs and documents will be loaded over the coming weeks.  If you have any photographs that you would like to be published on the page, please contact the ISHAM webmaster.


Mycology consultancy at the World Health Organisation
A post for a consultancy in mycology is available at the World Health Organisation for 6 months.  More information can be found on the ISHAM website here.  Please not the closing date for applications is August 3rd.

 
Other information
An interactive, web-based Education & Research Consortium Activity "Fungal Frontiers: Expert Decision Making in Medical Mycology" will be organized by Mycology Study Group and guided by Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner. Specific content on Candida auris infection, pharmacologic aspects of antifungal prophylaxis in an HSCT patient, and management of a refractory mold infection will be provided. Click here for detailed information.
 
The congress on mycotoxins in health and disease "Power of Fungi" will be organized by the Croatian Microbiological Society in Porec, Croatia, 2-5 October 2018. This is the website.
 
The International Course in Mycology, 1-12 October 2018 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, will now include hands-on molecular methods and genomics, in addition to an overview of medical fungi and their antifungal susceptibility. Information can be found here
 
A new book entitled "Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals" has just been published; click here for information.
 
You are invited to be a part of the 2nd Meeting on Histoplasmosis in the Americas and the Caribbean, 7-9 December in Manaus, Brazil. Full information can be found here.
 
A genome database on Sporothrix has been launched; the portal can be found here

The Israel Society for Medical Mycology (ISMM) became affiliated with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) as of 2018. As an ESCMID affiliated society the ISMM presented a poster on the activity of the ISMM at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held in April 2018 in Madrid, Spain.
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