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 New Antifungal Toolkit: The Pharmacopeia and Beyond is an Internet CME curriculum that will provide current information about new FDA-approved agents/formulations for the management of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) and evaluate the role of these newer options in strategies to optimize antifungal therapy. As such, the activity will move beyond the typical drug pharmacopeia to address dosing in special populations (eg, pediatrics, patients with renal insufficiency, specific host types), health economic data, as well as comparative effectiveness, where appropriate.

The activity will also include a broader pharmacopeia of all FDA-approved agents for invasive mycoses as a useful point of comparison as well as a practice reference. Two updates cover additional FDA approvals and keep the learner up to date as research data for newer agents mature and clinical experience grow. More information

Masters in Medical Mycology at Manchester University, UK (Sep 2014 onwards) — An MSc programme specially designed for graduates who wish to develop skills as Mycologists. This is a new MSc which is unique, combining much time in the  laboratory, with work experience in the NHS Mycology Reference Laboratory and clinics and ward rounds. The course can be full or part time taught programme. More information.

The Fungal Infection Trust has offered to completely subsidise the MSc fees of one strong UK applicant to the new Medical Mycology MSc to be run in Manchester over the next academic year. See details. Applications should be made through the Manchester University portal; http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply and be accompanied by apply you need to provide a plan (Personal Statement, max 750 words) how you intend to use the scholarship to improve the diagnostics and care of patients with fungal infections in the UK. A support letter from the Head of your Hospital or Clinical laboratory summarising how your new skills will be put in use is highly recommended. International scholarships can be applied for. More infomation

Free online learning opportunity (CME module): Fungal pulmonary infections: pulmonary aspergillosis in non-hematological patients.

Additionally, an online medical mycology course (no fee) is being ran by Errol Reiss, PhD. Please sign up here then email Errol to confirm enrollment.

Mechanisms in Fungal Infections -From the science to the Clinical Setting (E-learning course) — E-learning resource with CME content developed by expert multidisciplinary specialists. Designed for oncologists, hematologists, and infectious disease specialists who treat patient groups at  risk from developing fungal infections. More information

Msc/Diploma in Medical Mycology (distance learning), University College London (2014-15). This course, taught through distance learning in conjunction with the British Society for Medical Mycology, is designed to provide systematic training in the increasingly relevant subject of fungal infections. The programme focuses on the practical elements of diagnosis, the identification of pathogenic fungi, the application of molecular techniques and therapy. More information.

The 2nd Veterinary Mycology course will be organised in Turin, Italy on the 26-30th October 2015 by the ISHAM Working Group Veterinary Mycology. More information.

Moving Antimicrobial Stewardship Forward in Special Population Settings. Being held in Ferney-Voltaire, France on the 5-6th November 2015. More information.

Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewarship for Advanced Trainees is being held at the Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne, Australia, on the 20-21st November 2015. More information.

Also on the 20-22nd November 2015, Microbiology for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: ABC and XYZ, being held in Beijing, China. More information.

The State-of-the-art infection models course studying molecular mechanisms of human fungal infections will be held in Jena, Germany on the 14-27th February 2016. More information.

The next ECMM Educational Symposium dedicated to 'Ecology and Mycology: from the Environment to the Patient's Bed' will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, 14-16 February 2016. The program can be seen here.

The 7th Singapore Allergy & Rhinology course and 3rd SARC FESS Workshop is being held on the 5-7th May and 7-8th May 2016 respectively in Singapore. More information.

Conferences

5th Taiwan Medical Mycology Training Network takes place on the 29-30 August 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan. More information.

The 32nd Annual Meeting of NSCMID on Infection and Antibiotics will be held on 3-6th September 2015 in Umeå, Sweden. More information.

A Specialization Course in Medical Mycology will be held in Leuven, Belgium, September 7-17th 2015. For more information, click here.

The 2nd Turkish National Mycology Symposium will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on the 9-11th September 2015. More information.

49th congress of the German-speaking Mycological Society will take place on the 16-19th September 2015 in Jena, Germany. More information.

The congress "Power of Fungi and Mycotoxins in Health and Disease" will take place between the 20-23rd September 2015 in Šibenik, Croatia. More information.

6th European Conference on Prokaryotic and Fungal Genomics (ProkaGENOMICS) will be held in Göttingen, Germany, 29 September - 2 October, 2015. For information and abstract submission (deadline 20 April, 2015), click here.

The 7th Eurasia Congress of Infectious Diseases will be held on 30 September - 3rd October 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. More information.

The 1st Croatian Congress on Travel, Tropical Migration Medicine & HIV will be held on October 1-4th 2015 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. More information.

9th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD 2015) will be held October 14-16 2015 in Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. The meeting will be covering the full spectrum of Human Molecular Diagnostics with a strong emphasis on new technological developments and novel clinical applications.

The Fungal Cell Wall 2015 conference will be held in Paris, France on the 26-28th October 2015. More information.

Infocus 2015 will take place on the 5-7th November 2015 and will be held in Cordoba, Argentina. More information.

The next meeting of the Belgian Medical Mycology Society will take place in Saintes, Belgium, on the 19th November 2015. More information.

The ATHENA (Approaching The Severely Infected Patient) International Conference will be held on 19-20th November 2015 in Athens, Greece. More information.

The 3rd Middle East - Asia Allergy Asthma Immunology Congress will be held on 11-13th December 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. More information.

The 7th meeting for Advances Against Aspergillosis will be held on 3-5th March 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. More information.

Tackling Emerging Fungal Threats, a scientific discussion meeting, will be held in London, UK on 7-8th March 2016. More information.

The 36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine will be held on 15-18th March 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. More information.

The 11th National Conference of the Society of Indian Human and Animal Mycologists (SIHAM) will be held on 18-20th March 2016 at Kufri, India. More information.

The 26th ECCMID conference will be held on 9-12th April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. More information.

The International Conference on Molecular Epuidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases will be held on 10-13 May 2016 in Antwerp, Belgium. More information.

The first Argentinian Conference on Mycetoma will be held in Santiago del Estero, Argentina on the 20-21st May 2016. More information will come soon.

The IX World Asthma, Allergy & COPD Forum will be held on 1-4th July 2016 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. More information.

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases will be held in Rovaniemi, Finland on the 15-18th September 2016. More information.

The Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Congress (APAAACI) 2016 will be held on 4-7th November 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More information.

The 10th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis will be held on 27-30th March 2017 in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. More information coming soon.

The 27th ECCMID conference will be held on 22-25th April 2017 in Vienna, Austria. More information.

The next International Union of Microbiological Societies will be held in Singapore on the 17-21st July 2017. More information.

The 20th ISHAM Congress will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2018. More information coming soon.

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