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ESCMID Fungal Infection Study Group - EFISG

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Here is the new EFISG Executive Committee:

  • Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Austria (Chairperson)
  • Sevtap Arikan-Akdagli, Turkey (Secretary)
  • Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Spain (Treasurer)

We thank all previous Executive Committee for their excellent work over the last years. We are looking forward to continuing this work.

Your new Executive Committee

  • Sunday, 10 April 2016
    9.00 h - 11.00 h (Hall J)
    2-hour Symposium SY048: Approaches to individualized management of invasive fungal disease
    11.30 h - 12.30 h (Hall K)
    1-hour Symposium SY059: Recent top papers in mycology
    13.15 h - 14.15 h (Room: G109)
    EFISG Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
    14.30 h - 15.30 h (Hall J)
    Keynote Lecture KL069: The fungal microbiome and human health
  • Monday, 11 April 2016
    7.45 h - 8.45 h (Hall E104/105)
    Meet-the-Expert Session ME083: Antifungal stewardship: do we need it in our hospitals?
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2016
    13.30 h - 15.30 h (Hall G)
    2-hour Symposium SY148: How to diagnose more fungal disease and less colonization

Pasteur course: Medical mycology
21 March - 15 April 2016
Paris, France

Directors: Françoise Dromer & Olivier Lortholary

Course website

This four-week course is intended for microbiologists (MD, PhD, VetD) practicing mycology in hospital laboratories to catch up with the most recent advances in diagnosis and identification procedures and principles of therapy for fungal infections.

  • Saturday, 25 April 2015
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall C)
    EFISG Educational Workshop EW03: Optimizing antifungal therapy - bridging laboratory and clinical expertise.
    16.30 - 18.30 (Hall C)
    EFSIG Symposium SY07: Clinical approach in febrile immunocompromised patients with pulmonary infiltrates. Organized jointly with the International Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS)
  • Sunday, 26 April 2015
    14.30 - 15.30 (Hall H)
    EFISG Symposium SY20: Recent top papers in fungal infections.
    16.00 - 18.00 (Hall D)
    EFISG Symposium SY24: Challenges in fungal infections
    18.15 - 19.15 (Room 19)
    EFISG Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015
    07.45 - 08.45 (Hall M)
    EFISG Meet-the-Expert Session ME17: How do I treat aspergillosis and mucormycosis?
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall H)
    EFISG Symposium SY50: Fungal PCR
  • Saturday, 10 May 2014
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall J)
    Educational Workshop 19: ESCMID guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of Aspergillus diseases, organised jointly with the ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGICH); the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM); the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).
  • Sunday, 11 May 2014
    18.15 - 19.15 (Room 127/128)
    EFISG Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Monday, 12 May 2014
    7.45 - 8.45 (Hall F)
    EFISG Meet-the-Expert Session: New nomenclature: new species - any meaning for clinical relevance?
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall C)
    EFISG Keynote Lecture: Fighting against fungal infections: cells on the front lines.
    14.30 - 15.30 (Hall E)
    EFISG Symposium: T-cells in invasive aspergillosis.
    16.00 - 18.00 (Hall A)
    EFISG Symposium: Cryptococcal infections in HIV-infected patients: what is new in 2014? Organised jointly with the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS).
    16.00 - 18.00 (Hall E)
    EFISG Symposium: Predicting the future in fungal diagnosis and therapy, organised jointly with the Mycology Study Group (MSG) of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM).
  • Saturday, 27 April 2013
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall E)
    EFISG Educational Workshop 9 (jointly organised with ECMM): ESCMID/ECMM Guideline: diagnosis and therapy of rare and emerging fungi
  • Sunday, 28 April 2013
    07.45 - 08.45 (Hall C)
    EFISG Meet-the-Expert Session (jointly organised with EUCAST): Do we need both, species identification and MICs to guide antifungal therapy?
    14.30 - 15.30 (Hall C)
    EFISG Symposium (jointly organised with ESGCP): Azole resistance
    18.15 - 19.15 (Hall 10)
    EFISG Business Meeting
    : All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future EFISG activities.
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013
    13.30 - 15.30 (Hall C)
    EFISG Symposium: Pneumocystis: the pathogens - clinical symptoms, diagnosis and management

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

  • 31 March, 8.45-10.45
    Educational Workshop EW01 "State-of-the-art management of infections following solid organ transplantation"
    Jointly arranged with EFISG and ESGICH.
  • 31 March, 11.00-13.00
    Educational Workshop EW11 "Common statements in the literature regarding invasive fungal diseases - truth or cliché"
    Arranged with EFISG and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).
  • 1 April, 9.00-11.00
    2-hour Symposium "Diagnosing fungal diseases: future perspectives"
  • 3 April, 7.45-8.45
    Meet-the-Expert Session "Fungal taxonomy for the clinician in 2012"
  • 1 April, 13.00-14.00 (Meeting Room 12)
    EFISG Business Meeting
    Minutes

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts

EFISG endorsed this ESCMID Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 17 - 18 November 2011.

Aspergillosis: from Allergy to Invasive Disease

EFISG organised this ESCMID PGTW in Manchester, United Kingdom, 25 - 26 May 2011.

  • 7 May, 8.45-13.00
    Educational Workshop EW02 "Fungi in the respiratory tract & antifungal stewardship"
    Arranged by EFISG/ECMM (European Confederation of Medical Mycology)/GRACE (Genomics to combat Resistance against Antibiotics in Community-acquired LRTI in Europe).
  • 7 May, 11.00-13.00
    Educational Workshop EW16 "Presentation of the ESCMID diagnostic & management guideline for Candida diseases 2011"
  • 8 May, 12.30-13.30 (Room Amber 1)
    EFISG Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future EFISG activities.

For more details, please check the ECCMID/ICC programme.

ECCMID/ICC programme

Biofilms in Nosocomial Fungal Infections

EFISG organised this ESCMID PGEC in collaboration with the Biofilm Study Group (ESGB) in Paris, France, 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2011.

Project:

Support of FUNGISCOPE
This is a database project for analysis of rare fungal infections under the auspices of EFISG, ISHAM and other scientific societies.

FUNGISCOPE website

Last update: 20 April 2016

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