The course provides deep insight into fungal diversity in infectious diseases. The main medically important fungi are shown and discussed and are placed in the phylogeny of the fungal Kingdom. Modern methods of classification will be explained, as well as the reasons of the frequent nomenclatural changes. Hands-on molecular diagnostic methods, patterns of pathology of main species, and extended antifungal data are provided, explaining both acquired and intrinsic resistance. The course will be updated with the latest information on taxonomy, management and therapy. Severe diseases due to rare genetic immune disorders will be explained. A full day will be devoted to genome analysis. All lectures will be given by internationally recognized experts.
The International Course in Medical Mycology is one of the globally renowned courses in medical mycology. It runs already for more than 20 years on several continents, and invariably has excellent reviews. It is updated with newest information each year. Additions this year are e.g. rare immune disorders and their therapy, and full genome analysis.
The course starts with basic explanations but continues at highly advanced levels, such that it is interesting for a wide public. Target audience are heads of clinical laboratories, private clinics, and technicians involved in fungal diagnosis.
Prof. Dr. G.S. de Hoog
Prof. Dr. P.E. Verweij
Dr. R.G. Vitale, Dr. J.F. Meis, and numerous international experts in various aspects of the course.
Language of instruction:
The course is taught in English. Personal guidance is possible in German, Dutch, Spanish, French and Chinese.
€ 2000,-. This includes local facilities and lunches, and a 6-month subscription to the Atlas of Clinical Fungi.