Invasive Fungal Infections: Controversies and Lessons from Clinical Practice, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

23 - 24 June 2011, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation


The Interregional Association for Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IACMAC) and the Italian Society for Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT).

Course Coordinators
  • Emilio Bouza, Madrid, ES
  • Giuseppe Cornaglia, Verona, IT
  • Nikolay Klimko, Saint Petersburg, RU
  • Roman Kozlov, Smlolensk, RU
Course Materials

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Thursday, 23 June 2011
  • Candida and Candidemia. Questions and answers. Emilio Bouza
  • Management of Candida infections. Patricia Muñoz
  • Liver transplant patient with fever (Catheter-related candidemia caused by Candida parapsilosis). Emilio Bouza
  • Yeasts in the blood of 3 UCI patients (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). Manuel Cuenca Estrella
  • Transplant recipient with fever and bradypsychia (Cryptococcus). Patricia Muñoz
  • An overall review of amphotericin B and candins. Manuel Cuenca Estrella
Friday, 24 June 2011
  • Invsasive Aspergillosis. Claudio Viscoli
  • Infections caused by other fungi. Francesco Barchiesi
  • Pulmonary nodule in a neutropenic patient (Invasive Aspergillosis in a Neutropenic patient). Claudio Viscoli
  • Dyspnea and cough in a COPD patient (Pulmonary Aspergillosis in COPD patient). Roman Kozlov
  • Necrotic lesion with rapid progression (A case of Mucormycosis). Nikolay Klimko
  • Neutropenic patient with fever (Fusarium). Francesco Barchiesi
  • Azole derivatives and other antifungal drugs. Francesco Barchiesi
  • Murcormycosis. Emilio Bouza
Course Faculty
  • Francesco Barchiesi, Jesi, Italy
  • Emilio Bouza, Madrid, Spain
  • Manuel Cuenca Estrella, Majadahonda, ES
  • Nikolay Klimko, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Roman Kozlov, Smolensk, Russia
  • Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Patricia Muñoz, Madrid, Spain
  • Claudio Viscoli, Genoa, Italy
Administrative Secretariat

Nikolay Klimko

Dept. of Medical Mycology
Institute of Medical Mycology
Santiago-de-Cuba Street, 1/28
194291 St. Petersburg
Russian Federation

Phone +7 812 303 51 46

Course Objectives
  • Discuss the clinical relevance and management of invasive fungal diseases
  • Look at the mechanisms of action of antifungal agents and resistance to them
  • Discuss the impact of PK/PD parameters on the clinical use of antifungal agents
  • Present and interactively discuss practical cases of antifungal drug use in clinical settings

Course Venue

Saint Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
Saint Petersburg


Target Audience

35 specialists or physicians in training in the following disciplines: infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, mycology, clinical pharmacology and other disciplines dealing with immunocompromised patients (e.g. haematology, oncology, ICU and HIV).