2nd International Clinical Mycology Master Class: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management of Invasive Fungal Diseases Thursday 23 - Saturday 25, November 2017 Izmir, Turkey

14.07.2017

2nd International Clinical Mycology Master Class: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management of Invasive Fungal Diseases Thursday 23 - Saturday 25, November 2017 Izmir, Turkey

Organizers:

Radboud University Medical Center

Turkish Society of Medical Mycology 

Course Directors:
Prof Emel Tümbay (President of Turkish Society of Medical Mycology)
Prof. Paul Verweij (Radboud UMC, Netherlands)
Dr. Amir Seyedmousavi (NIAID, NIH, United States)
Prof. Macit Ilkit (Adana, Turkey)

Course Faculty:
Prof. Maiken Cavling Arendrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof. Andreas Groll, Münster, Germany
Prof. Emmanuel Roilides, Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof. Mohammad Hedayati, Sari, Iran
Prof. Masoud Mardani, Tehran, Iran
Prof. Paul E. Verweij, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Dr. Willem Melchers, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Mr. Hein Van der Lee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Prof. Sevtap Arıkan-Akdağlı, Ankara, Turkey
Prof. Emel Tümbay. Izmir, Turkey
Prof. Macit Ilkit. Adana, Turkey
Prof. Süleyha Hilmioğlu-Polat, Izmir, Turkey
Prof. Ramazan Inci, Izmir, Turkey
Dr.  Darius Armstrong-James, London, United Kingdom
Dr. Amir Seyedmousavi. Bethesda, United States

Target audience:
The workshop is intended for clinical microbiologists, medical mycologists, physicians, infectious disease specialists, internists, pediatricians, dermatologists, gynecologists, scientists from academia (or companies), laboratory medicine specialists, postdocs and PhD students who want to improve their knowledge and understanding in the area of clinical mycology. 


Program Day I: Thursday, 23rd November 2017

08:30 – 09:15 Welcome and introduction
Emel Tümbay (President of Turkish Society of Medical Mycology), Paul Verweij, Amir Seyedmousavi, Macit Ilkit

Session chair: Paul Verweij and Macit Ilkit
Lecture1: 9:15 - 9:45 General taxonomy & classification of pathogenic fungi & Burden of Fungal Infections in the Middle East
Amir Seyedmousavi
09:45 - 10:30 Conventional Diagnostics and MALDITOF-MS
Sevtap Arıkan-Akdağlı
10:30 - 11:15 Antifungal breakpoints and susceptibility testing (EUCAST)
Maiken Cavling Arendrup 

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break 

Session chair: Maiken Cavling Arendrup
11:45 - 12:30 Clinical Mycology Practice in Middle-East
Masoud Mardani

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 

Session chair: Sevtap Arıkan-Akdağlı  and Mohammad Hedayati
13:30 - 14:15 Diagnosis and management strategies for invasive aspergillosis
Paul Verweij
14:15 – 15:00 Diagnosis and management strategies for Mucormycosis
Emmanuel Roilides
15:00 – 15:45 Candida spp. and candidiasis
Maiken Cavling Arendrup 

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break

Session chair: Emel Tumbay and Emmanuel Roilides
16:15 – 17:00 Molecular Diagnostics in Medical Mycology Labs
Willem Melchers

Program Day II: Friday, 24th November 2017

Session chair: Darius Armstrong-James and Masoud Mardani
9:00 – 09: 45 Diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infections in pediatrics
Andreas Groll
9:45 – 10:30 Value of serum biomarkers in invasive fungal infections
Mohammad Hedayati
10:30 – 11:15 Non-fumigatus aspergillosis: Differential diagnosis and clinical manifestations
Amir Seyedmousavi

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break 

Session chair: Andreas Groll
11:30 – 12:30 Respiratory fungal diseases
Darius Armstrong-James

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

Session chair: Paul Verweij
13:30 - 14:00 Diagnosis and management of dermatophytosis and Malassezia infections
Macit Ilkit

Session chair: Paul Verweij and Willem Melchers
14:00 – 16:00 Direct microscopy of clinical samples and the identification of moulds and yeasts
Hein van der Lee and Amir  Seyedmousavi

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 17:00  Concluding remarks
Enel Tumbay, Paul Verweij, Amir Seyedmousavi and Macit Ilkit


Program DayIII: Saturday, 25th November 2017

Social Program:  There is also an optional whole day guided excursion to the ancient city Pergamon. This city became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 281–133 BC.
http://www.ancient.eu/pergamon/ 


Course language is English. Personal guidance is possible in Turkish, Farsi, Dutch, French, Greek and German.


Deadline for application: September 15th, 2017.

Registration fees:
EURO 150 for students (including PhD students and residents, postdocs)
EURO 200 for academia and clinicians
EURO 400 for members of private companies
(Accommodation is not included)


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