New website SFMM

The new website of the Société Française de Mycologie Médicale (SFMM) which is now in French and English, is online.
on http://sfmm-mycologie-medicale.com you can find all news related to the society, particularly the agenda and the journal.

FDA approved isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis

On March 6, 2014 the FDA approved isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis.
Here you can find the FDA press release

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm437106.htm

While the aspergillosis indication is based on a large, well-designed randomized clinical trial, the mucormycosis indication is based single arm study results compared to literature data and a comparison with results from the ECMM FungiScope registry. For ECMM this is a unprecedented success in this area.

Oliver A. Cornely
President of the ECMM

Post-Graduate Training Course “Paediatric Mycology”, 12-13 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the Post-Graduate Training Course “Paediatric Mycology” organized by European Paediatric Mycology Network (EPMyN). The EPMyN has been launched in 2014 to create a European platform for research and education in paediatric mycology with the ultimate goal to increase our understanding of invasive fungal infections in children and neonates and to improve the outcome.

SSMM Training / Workshop for Medical Technicians, 13 March, 2015, Hotel Crowne Plaza, Belgrade, Serbia

Training / Workshop “Diagnosis of fungal infections – from patient sample to an mycologist`s opinion”
13 March, 2015, Hotel Crowne Plaza, Belgrade, Serbia
Chair: prof. dr Valentina Arsić Arsenijević
Organizer: Serbian Society of Medical Mycology

19th ISHAM Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 4th - 8th May 2015

As you may be aware, the 19th ISHAM Congress will be held in Melbourne, Australia from the 4th - 8th May 2015. Further information about the congress can be found at: http://www.isham2015.com.au/

ISHAM 2015 NEWS!
Take advantage of the low Australian Dollar at the moment!
• Abstract submissions for ISHAM 2015 will close 15th February 2015!
Final deadline for abstract submissions for proffered oral presentations is 15th February 2015. Abstracts for proffered oral presentations will not be accepted after this deadline.

positive opinion AIDAC on isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis

On January 22, 2015 the Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Committee (AIDAC) gave a positive opinion on isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis. The hearing at FDA Headquarters in Washington DC can be accessed online through the following links.

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMateria...

January 22, 2015, Meeting of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory
Committee (AIDAC) - Webcast Recording

Global Fungal Infection Forum, 22 Feb 2015, Seattle, USA

Please check the below PDF to see the agenda of this GAFFI / BVGH meeting on 22 February 2015, in Seattle, USA

http://ecmm.eu/files/Global_Fungal_Infection_Forum_Agenda__112714_brief_...

Clinical Mycology Master Class: Diagnosis and Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections, 10-11 April 2015, Izmir-Turkey

This Master Class on Diagnosis and Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections is organized by the Turkish Society of Medical Mycology, Radboud University Medical Center, and European Confederation of Medical Mycology

Lectures:
-General taxonomy and classification (AS Seyedmousavi)
-Aspergillus and aspergillosis (PE Verweij)
-Candida and candidiasis (T.B.A.)
-Cryptococcosis (J Meis)
-Mucormycosis (AS Seyedmousavi)
-Dermatophytosis and Malassezia infections (M Ilkit)
-Management strategies for invasive fungal diseases (JP Donnelly)

Video Webcasts TIMM2011 & 2013 now compatible for viewing on tablets and smart phones

With Gilead’s kind support, M-Data adapted/converted all the Video Webcasts for 2011 & 2013 and they are now compatible for viewing on tablets and smart phones.
Users can therefore access and view the content from any device.

The TIMM Video Portal is provided at http://www.timmwebcasting.org/login

1st National Congress of Medical Mycology organized by Turkish Society of Medical Mycology, Ankara, Turkey, 24-26 Sep 2014

The congress was organized by Turkish Society of Medical Mycology in collaboration with Gazi University Medical School, Department of Medical Microbiology. A total of 145 attendee including young microbiologists and senior scientists primarily working in the field of medical mycology participated in the congress.

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