5th ECMM Educational Symposium


5th ECMM Educational Symposium
ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

We are happy to invite you to participate at the 5th ECMM Educational Symposium jointly organized by ECMM, ESCMID, and ISHAM in Iasi (Romania), 11-12 June 2020. This meeting is presenting a novel approach to a microbial group – the “rare yeasts” as human pathogens of significance. It will focus on a new aspect of fungal infections, which did not thus far receive adequate attention, and may contribute to further interest, resulting in novel diagnostic and therapeutic measures.

The scientific program will include state-of-the-art presentations in the field, from taxonomy and pathogenicity to immunity and guidelines for infection management. Practical sessions will be dedicated to morphologic and molecular tools for rare yeasts identification.

Symposium Chairs
Prof. Esther Segal (Israel)
Prof. Mihai Mareș (Romania)

Scientific Committee
Prof. Martin Hoenigl (Austria)
Prof. Jean-Pierre Gangneux (France)
Prof. Oliver Cornely (Germany)
Prof. Cornelia Lass-Floerl (Austria)
Prof. Katrien Lagrou (Belgium)


Ion Ionescu de la Brad University
Aleea Mihail Sadoveanu nr.3
Iași 700490, Romania

Read the brochure for more information here.


Thursday, 11 June 2020
08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 15:30 Lectures
16:00 – 18:00 Practical session 1
19:30 – 23:00 Social Program

Friday, 12 June 2020
09:00 – 15:30 Lectures
16:00 – 18:00 Practical session 2
18:00 – 18:15 Closing


  • Update on yeast taxonomy
  • Molecular tools for rare yeasts’ identification
  • Commercial methods for rare yeasts’ identification
  • MALDI-TOF MS for rare yeasts’ identification
  • Worldwide epidemiology
  • Interpretation of antifungal susceptibility testing
  • Antifungal management in pediatric and adult patients
  • Ascomycetous rare yeasts: involvement in human health
  • Basidiomycetous rare yeasts: involvement in human health
  • Relevance and validation of tests for diagnosis of rare yeasts


250 EUR for ECMM, ESCMID, ISHAM members
350 EUR for all others
The registration fee includes the scientific sessions, teaching material, coffee breaks, lunches and social program
Travel and accommodation will not be included
ECMM and ISHAM members should register by email at congrese@gmail.com
ESCMID members should register on ESCMID website

30 April 2020