Diagnosis and Management of Fungal Infections Both in the West and the East, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

19 - 21 March 2015, Delhi, India

  • ESCMID Fungal Infection Study Group (EFISG)
  • Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India
  • European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM)
Course Coordinator
  • Anuradha Chowdhary, Delhi, India
Course Objectives
  • To update the audience on new diagnostic tools for fungal infections
  • To understand emerging fungal pathogens and appreciate their role in outbreaks (Cryptococcus, black fungi, new Candida species)
  • To appreciate the global epidemiology of resistant fungal pathogens
  • To understand the clinical importance of PK/PD in treating fungal infections

Course Venue

Paintal Memorial Golden Jubilee Auditorium
Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute
Shreya Singh Marg
University of Delhi
110007 Delhi

Target Audience

30 – 50 trainees and specialists in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and other specialties.

CME Accreditation

The organisers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Anuradha Chowdhary
Department of Medical Mycology
Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute
Shreya Singh Marg
University of Delhi
110007 Delhi

Phone +91 112 766 75 60
Fax +91 112 766 65 49

Administrative Secretariat

Jacqueline van der Meer
Congress Care
P. O. Box 440
5201 AK's-Hertogenbosch

Phone +31 736 901 415
Fax +31 736 901 417

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.


  • Fungal keratitis, diagnosis and treatment
  • Fungal biofilms
  • Epidemiology of rare fungal infections
  • Epidemiology of candidaemia in the Middle East
  • MALDI TOF indentification of fungal pathogens
  • Prophylaxis of fungal infections
  • Diagnosis and treatment of mucormycosis
  • Treatment of patients in the era of azole resistance
  • Immunology of fungal infections
  • EUCAST/CLSI antifungal susceptibility testing
  • The worldwide burden of cryptococcosis
  • Molecular typing of fungi
  • Indoor and outdoor fungal treats
  • USA epidemics of Exserohilum and other black fungi
  • Malassezia infections
  • Fungal rhinosinusitis
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Filamentous fungi and cystic fibrosis
  • Geographically restricted fungal infections
  • Theory and practice of treatment of fungal infections based on PK/PD
  • Pulmonary infections due to rare non-sporulating moulds
  • Antifungal treatment guidelines in Europe, USA, Asia: are they useful at all?
  • Antifungal stewardship
  • Tuberculosis and aspergillosis
  • Laboratory and clinical approach to histoplasmosis
  • Modern radiological techniques in diagnosis of fungal infections
  • Mycological pearls: a spectrum of fungal infections
Invited Faculty Members
  • Suhail Ahmad, Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Maiken Arendrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Chandigarh, India
  • Jagdish Chander, Chandigarh, India
  • Anuradha Chowdhary, Delhi, India
  • Oliver A. Cornely, Cologne, Germany
  • Sybren de Hoog, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Ana Espinel-Ingroff, Richmond, United States
  • Matthew Fischer, London, United Kingdom
  • Shalendra Nath Gaur, Delhi, India
  • Ferry Hagen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Ziauddin Khan, Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Geetika Khanna, New Delhi, India
  • Vasudevan Anil Kumar, Kochi, India
  • Shawn Lockhart, Atlanta, United States
  • Vivek Mangla, Houston, United States
  • Jacques F. Meis, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Johan Mouton, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Akhila Prasad, New Delhi, India
  • Rajendra Prasad, Delhi, India
  • Khuraijam Ranjana, Imphal, India
  • Shivaprakash Rudramurthy, Chandigarh, India
  • Maurizio Sanguinetti, Rome, Italy
  • Saad Jaber Tajaldeen, Doha, Qatar
  • Bansidhar Tarai, New Delhi, India
  • Philip A. Thomas, Tiruchirapalli, India
  • Andrew Ullmann, Würzburg, Germany
  • Alex van Belkum, Lyon, France
  • Paul E. Verweij, Nijmegen, Netherlands