Antifungal Resistance and its Challenges in the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

20 - 22 June 2013, Sibiu, Romania

  • Romanian Society of Medical Mycology and Mycotoxicology (RSMMM)
  • ESCMID Fungal Infection Study Group (EFISG)
Course Coordinators
  • Mihai Mares, Iasi, Romania
  • Andrew Ullmann, Wurzburg, Germany
Course Objectives

This educational course will provide an updated overview about the antifungal resistance phenomenon and its implications in prevention and therapy of invasive fungal infections, both in children and adults. Antifungal susceptibility testing guidelines, resistance epidemiology in Europe and correlation between MIC and clinical outcome will also be discussed as important milestones in this field. The course will be a mix of lectures by expert scientists in the domain and interactive group discussions.

Course Venue

Ramada Hotel
Emil Cioran Street No. 2
550025 Sibiu, Romania
Phone +40 269 235 505

Target Audience

20 – 50 trainees and specialists in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, hemato-oncology and intensive care.

Contact Person

Dr Mihai Mares
Dept. of Mycology-Mycotoxicology
“Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University
8 Aleea Sadoveanu
Iasi, Romania

Phone +40 232 407 319
Fax +40 232 407 316

Administrative Secretariat

Dr Ramona Moraru
Romanian Society of Medical Mycology
and Mycotoxicology
P.O. Box 6-1356
Iasi, Romania

Phone +40 751 100639
Fax +40 232 407316

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.


  • Vaccines against opportunistic fungal infections. Antonio Cassone
  • Antifungal prophylaxis in haematological and surgical patients.
    Oliver Cornely
  • Antifungal susceptibility testing methods. Recommendation for a daily practice. Manuel Cuenca-Estrella
  • Antifungal susceptibility testing and detection of resistance: principles and practices. Eric Dannaoui
  • Mechanisms of antifungal resistance in fungi belonging to different genera – what’s new? Monica Junie
  • New insights into epidemiology and treatment of mucormycosis.
    Olivier Lortholary
  • Risk factors for death of invasive Candida infections in critical care: microbiological vs. clinical resistance. Mihaela Lupse
  • Epidemiology of antifungal resistance in Europe. Mihai Mares
  • Emerging azole resistance of Aspergillus. Jacques Meis
  • Clinical cases. Ruxandra Moroti
  • European guidelines for therapy of paediatric invasive fungal infections. Emmanuel Roilides
  • Management of invasive candidiasis in view of antifungal resistance.
    Esther Segal
  • Antifungal prophylaxis in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients: trials – is resistance an issue? Andrew Ullmann
  • Interpretation of resistance testing: in vitro-in vivo correlation.
    Birgit Willinger
Faculty Members
  • Antonio Cassone, Rome, Italy
  • Oliver Cornely, Cologne, Germany
  • Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Madrid, Spain
  • Eric Dannaoui, Paris, France
  • Monica Junie, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Mihaela Lupse, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Olivier Lortholary, Paris, France
  • Mihai Mares, Iasi, Romania
  • Jacques Meis, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Ruxandra Moroti, Bucharest, Romania
  • Emmanuel Roilides, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Esther Segal, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Andrew Ullmann, Wurzburg, Germany
  • Birgit Willinger, Vienna, Austria