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ESCMID Conference on Invasive Fungal Infections

18 - 19 February 2010, Rome, Italy

Organizing Committee

  • Murat Akova, Ankara, TR
  • Giuseppe Cornaglia, Verona, IT
  • Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Innsbruck, AT


Conference Objectives

Participants attending this conference learn about the microbiological aspects, pathophysiology and clinical presentations of common and emerging invasive fungal infections. Up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment for these infections is also discussed in detail and future prospects are highlighted.


Conference Venue

Auditorium, Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli
Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore
Largo Francesco Vito, 1
Rome, IT.


Target Audience

Specialists or physicians in training in the following disciplines: infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, mycology, other disciplines dealing with immunocompromised patients (e.g. haematology, oncology, chest medicine).

Conference Material

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1. Trends of fungal epidemiology in Europe

  • Global trends in Candida species distribution. Elisabeth M. Johnson
  • Global trends in Aspergillus species and other rare moulds. Paul Verweij
  • Zygomycosis survey in Europe. George Petrikkos


2. Current limitations in diagnosing invasive fungal infections: laboratory and imaging options

  • The classical diagnostic assays for fungal infections. Sevtap Arikan
  • Update on molecular diagnostic tests for yeast and mould infections. Stephane Bretagne
  • Imaging for pulmonary and extra-pulmonary fungal infections. Claus Peter Heussel
  • What is the role for in vitro-susceptibility testing for the daily routine? Cornelia Lass-Floerl


3. New insights into antifungal resistance

  • The issue of candine antifungal drug resistance in fungi. Maurizio Sanguinetti
  • Molecular basis of azole resistance in Candida and Aspergillus species. Manuel Cuenca-Estrella
  • Is there a need for drug monitoring of antifungals? Andreas H. Groll
  • The role of heat-shock proteins in fungal infection. Neil Macdonald


4. Immunopathogenesis and adjunctive therapies

  • Defining an invasive fungal infection for different settings: research vs practice. J. Peter Donnelly
  • Targeted immune suppressive therapies and emerging fungal infections. Winfried V. Kern
  • Air and the risk of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Emilio Bouza
  • Solid organ transplantation. Patricia Munoz
  • Host immune response to fungal infections. Emmanuel Roilides


5. Risk assessment and therapeutic choices

  • Risk assessment for the invasive fungal infections in the ICU. Murat Akova 
  • Treatment of Candida sepsis in the ICU. Thierry Calandra 
  • Cryptococcosis: an example for fungal immune reconstitution syndrome. Olivier Lortholary 
  • Does treatment differ in children? Theoklis Zaoutis


6. Strategies in treatment and prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections

  • Infection control and prevention of mould infections. Georg Maschmeyer
  • Prophylaxis versus treatment. Andrew Ullmann
  • Empirical therapy and pre-emptive approach. Johan Maertens
  • Combination antifungal therapy: everybody knows that it works, but where are the data? Claudio Viscoli

Conference Faculty

  • Murat Akova, Ankara, TR
  • Sevtap Arikan, Ankara, TR
  • Emilio Bouza, Madrid, ES
  • Stéphane Bretagne, Crétail, FR
  • Thierry Calandra, Lausanne, CH
  • Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Majadahonda, ES
  • J. Peter Donnelly, Nijmegen, NL
  • Andreas H. Groll, Münster, DE
  • Claus Peter Heussel, Heidelberg, DE
  • Elizabeth M. Johnson, Bristol, UK
  • Winfried V. Kern, Freiburg, DE
  • Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Innsbruck, AT
  • Olivier Lortholary, Paris, FR
  • Neil Macdonald, Manchester, UK
  • Johan Maertens, Leuven, BE
  • Georg Maschmeyer, Potsdam, DE
  • Patricia Muñoz, Madrid, ES
  • George Petrikkos, Athens, GR
  • Emmanuel Roilides, Thessaloniki, GR
  • Maurizio Sanguinetti, Rome, IT
  • Andrew Ullmann, Mainz, DE
  • Paul Verweij, Nijmegen, NL
  • Claudio Viscoli, Genoa, IT
  • Theoklis Zaoutis, Philadelphia, US

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