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In-person courses

A pre-meeting course on Histopathology of Mycoses will be held on Friday 29th June, as part of ISHAM. More information.

A master class in Practical Allergy Diagnosis will be held in Marburg, Germany between 23rd and 24th March 2018.  More information and registration

A 5-day course on Infectious Diseases in Adults , organised by Harvard Medical School, will be held between 30th April and 4th May 2018, in Boston, USA. More information.

A 2-year postgraduate course in Medical Mycology at the Instituto Nacional de Higiene “Rafael Rangel”, Venezuela. Contact emailmore information, website.

A 6-day course entitled 6th Central European Summer Course on Mycology: Biology of pathogenic fungi and the 3rd Rising Stars in Mycology Workshop will be held in Szeged, Hungary between 6-11th June 2018. More information.

 

Online courses and MOOCs

Expert presentations on 'Evolving Strategies to Optimise Treatment of Patients with Invasive Mould Infections' and 'Invasive Mould Infections: The Case for Early Diagnosis' can be found here

Using Infection Control to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (University of East Anglia, via FutureLearn)

Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys (BSAC, via FutureLearn)

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance (University of Dundee, via FutureLearn)

The 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

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

The Antifungal Toolkit: The Pharmacopeia and Beyond (University of Nebraska, via Fungus CME)
 

Antifungal Drugs for Onychomycosis: Efficacy, Safety, and Mechanisms of Action (Global Academy for Medical Education)
 

Physical treatment plus antifungal best for chromoblastomycosis, review finds (Global Academy for Medical Education)

 

Conferences

The 14th ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis will be held between 15th and 19th April 2018 in Rhode Island, USA. More information.

The 20th Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host will be held in Athens, Greece between the 17th and 19th June, 2018. More information

The 20th ISHAM Congress will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on the 30th June - 4th July 2018. More information.

The 7th workshop of the ISHAM Working Groups on Black Yeasts and Chromoblastomycosis will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands on 5-6th July 2018. 

The 28th ECCMID conference will be held on 21st-24th April 2018 in Madrid, Spain. 

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