ISHAM NEWS im Überblick:
- ISHAM Congress
Abstract submission for the pre- and post-ISHAM workshops will close on 15 April. Abstracts will be printed in dedicated abstract booklets and will also be made available electronically for participants of the main congress.
An ISHAM-blog with notes on your arrival in Amsterdam can be found here.
- Ira Salkin Award
Medical Mycology and ISHAM are pleased to announce the 2017 awardee for the Salkin Memorial Award made to a member of YISHAM for a first author paper published in Medical Mycology. Please congratulate Dr. Susanne Eigl for her excellent article on „Galactomannan testing and Aspergillus PCR in same-day bronchoalveolar lavage and blood samples for diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis“ Medical Mycology, Vol 55, Issue 5, July 2017, Pages 528-534.
- Medical Mycology Special Issue
A special issue of Medical Mycology featuring a range of review articles from several ISHAM working groups has recently been published. Current members of ISHAM can access the issue (Volume 56, Supplement 1, April 2018) via the link to Medical Mycology on the ISHAM website.
- MYK 2018
The 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the German speaking Mycological Society, in cooperation with the Austrian Society for Medical Mycology, will be organised in Innsbruck, Austria from 6-8th September. More detailed information can be found here.
- The First Balkan Conference on Medical Mycology and Mycotoxicology
Balkan Fungus 2018 will take place from September 13-15th in Timisoara (Romania). More information can be found here.
- Other News
A MALDI-TOF website has been developed with software that scans a fungal database of 20,000 spectra corresponding to 938 species (pathogens and non-pathogens) and 246 genera encountered in clinical laboratories. The MSI (Mass Spectrometry Identification) platform is available here. The account is password protected, but access codes can be obtained for free after a discussion about the nature of the project, with the aim of ensuring that users are using the application for public health or scientific purposes.
A report on the GAFFI-supported work to reduce deaths related to fungal disease in Guatemala can be found here.
An Early Career Fellowship in the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Aberdeen is available and more information can be found here.