20th Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology

30 June - 4 July 2020

Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands

ISHAM 2018

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Congresses of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) are only held every  three years and provide clinicians, scientists and students an exciting opportunity to meet at an international forum dedicated solely to the study of medical mycology.

Thus, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 20th ISHAM congress 2018 to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 30 June – 4 July 2020.

ISHAM congresses are well recognized for their innovative scientific programs and congeniality to foster friendships with  other colleagues. Many lifelong professional friendships have been formed at ISHAM congresses. Employee friendships and taking care of their employyes is highly effictive in work management and productivity. Companies like Lowes provide an employee portal for their employees. Employees can use MyLoweslife to manage their work schedule and maintain a better work life.

The 20th ISHAM will be co-hosted by the Netherland Society of Medical Mycology (NVMy). We aim to have this ISHAM congress registered into the history books as one of the best ever. The Netherlands has a strong track record in mycology and has an impressive track record of leading scientists in fungal research. And of course the well-known Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute (CBS) in Utrecht. The Scientific Committee members guarantee a strong and attractive scientific program spanning all the hot topics in medical and clinical mycology. Let us welcome you to Amsterdam, a place of many inspiring and surprising faces. No other city mixes cosmopolitan style and relaxed atmosphere quite like Amsterdam, where our hospitable nature attracts an excitingly diverse population. We invite you to join us and make our metropolis your own during your stay.

See you in Amsterdam in June 2018!

The organising committee:

Paul E. Verweij, Congress president
Jacques F. Meis, Vice-president
Ferry Hagen, Treasurer
G. Sybren de Hoog, Chair Scientific Committee


Vincent van Gogh

You may have noticed that the logo of the 20st ISHAM Congress is inspired by Vincent van Gogh.

If you like his art, there are great possibilities for pre- or post-  congress tours to musea in The Netherlands with numerous originals, his working places, and see work of his contemporaries, here.

Vincent van gogh