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Saturday 30 June 2018

Saturday 30 Jun

12:30

Registration open

Opening Ceremony

16:00

Welcome Local Organizing Committee

16:15

Welcome from the President of ISHAM and ISHAM Awards:

Malcolm Richardson, ISHAM president

• Lucille George Award:
o Jack Edwards (Clinical)
o David Ellis (Basic Science)

ISHAM Young Investigator Awards:
o The fungi on sinonasal mucosa: normal content or silent threat?
Aleksandra Barac, Belgrade, Serbia (Clinical)
o Counteracting nutritional immunity – micronutrient scavenging by human fungal pathogens
Duncan Wilson, Aberdeen, United Kingdom (Basic Science)

16:35

Opening lecture - Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration

Rosa Kieft, the Netherlands

17:30

Welcome Reception

19:00

ISHAM/ECMM/GAFFI Outreach Evening Latin America and South USA

This evening program is only accessible for invited delegates

Saturday 30 Jun

Young-ISHAM symposium

09:00

Opening

Ferry Hagen, the Netherlands & Marcus Teixeira, USA

09:10

Lecture senior scientist

John Rex (Chaired by Marcus Teixeira)

Young ISHAM presentations

Chair: Ferry Hagen, the Netherlands

09:50

Newest Kid on the Block: Characterization of the novel multidrug-resistant pathogen, Candida auris

Tjeras Bouklas, USA

09:58

Chromoblastomycosis and sporotrichosis in Madagascar: an update on epidemiology, clinical presentation and molecular diagnosis

Rasamoelina Tahinamandranto, Madagascar

10:06

Recognition of DHN-melanin by the C-type lectin, MelLec, is required for protective immunity to Aspergillus fumigatus

Mark Stappers, United Kingdom

10:14

Using Whole-Genome Sequencing to Identify Recent Introductions and Track the Spread of Candida auris in the United States

Nancy Chow, USA

10:22

The mitochondria-associated J-domain protein Dnj1 is required for virulence in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans

Linda Horianopoulos, Canada

10:40

Coffee break

Lecture by senior scientist

Chaired by: Marcus Teixeira, USA

11:00

The benefits of scientific mobility and international collaboration

Radamés Cordero, USA

Young ISHAM presentations

Chairs: Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Spain & Leonardo Ninrichter

11:30

Generation and characterization of Candida parapsilosis over-expression mutant strains

Sara Pal, Hungary

11:38

The vacuolar sorting protein Vps45 links iron uptake, mitochondrial function and virulence in the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans

Mélissa Caza, Canada

11:46

Novel FK506 analog exhibits anti-fungal activity against Cryptococcus neoformans in vitro and in an animal model

Michael Hoy, USA

11:54

New insights into the Cryptococcus neoformans capsule structure

Radamés Cordero, USA

12:02

Pantothenic acid improves culturability of dormant Cryptococcus neoformans

Benjamin Hommel, France

12:10

Magnetic resonance imaging of infected mouse brains allows non-invasive screening of differences in the virulence of clinical Cryptococcus neoformans strains

Liesbeth Vanherp, Belgium

12:18

Whole genome sequencing of P. brasiliensis isolates of endemic areas in Argentina and Paraguay

Maria Emilia Cattana, Argentina

12:26

Lunch

Young ISHAM presentations

Chair: Ferry Hagen, the Netherlands & Giuseppe Ianiri, USA

13:15

A prospective multi-centre study on mucormycosis in India: epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment

Hariprasath Prakash, India

13:23

Eradication of fungi from sinuses helps in improvement of lower respiratory tract’s clinical symptoms in children with cystic fibrosis

Aleksandra Barac, Serbia

13:31

Mycobiome of Bondi Beach Sand

Terre Darcii, Australia

13:39

Evaluation of a Histoplasma antigen Lateral Flow Assay for the rapid diagnosis of progressive disseminated histoplasmosis in Persons Living with HIV and AIDS

Diego Caceres, USA

13:47

Alternative mechanisms of protection of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia against Reactive Oxygen Species.

Esther Keizer, the Netherlands

13:55

Cryptococcal meningitis is associated with vitamin D deficiency in HIV-infected Zimbabwean adults

Tinashe Nyazika, Malawi

14:03

A new receptor is involved in the uptake of Sporothrix spp. by human macrophages

Gabriela Neves, Brazil

14:11

Establishment and optimization of a combined MLST scheme for Pneumocystis jirovecii

Lana Pasic, Australia

14:19

Orchestration of chitin synthesis at the septation site of Candida albicans

Myria Spyrou, United Kingdom

14:30

Lecture senior scientist

Karl Clemons, USA & Peter Donnelly, the Netherlands (Chaired by Marcus Teixeira, USA )

15:15

The Dr. Ira. F. Salkin Memorial Award + Closure

Karl Clemons, USA and Marcus Teixeira, USA

15:30

Time to switch rooms for opening ISHAM2018

Saturday 30 Jun

CPA Meeting

Morning session

08:30

Welcome words

Helmut Salzer, Germany

08:45

Keynote lecture

Prof. David Denning, UK

09:45

Introduction of the CPAnet including current achievements

Helmut Salzer, Germany

10:00

Presentation of running projects (open for study participation)

Web-based CPA registry, Danila Seidel, Germany & CPAepi project, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Spain & Clinical study on TB/CPA, Helmut Salzer, Germany

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Lunch session: Different research ideas will be presented

Participants will get the chance to actively participate in the development of future CPAnet projects by participating in interactive group work.

12:30

Lunch break

Afternoon session

13:15

Presentation of the results of each working group to all participants

14:00

Questions and answers

Coffee break

15:00

Concluding remarks

Roadmap, future meetings

Saturday 30 Jun

GAFFI meeting

Meeting on Fungal NTDs. Diagnostics and Future Developments

14:00

Introduction

What are Fungal NTDs ?

Mycetoma

Chromoblastomycosis

Survey on diagnostic tests Intro

a) Current Gold standards, b) Front line diagnosis, c)Future developments and research needs

15:15

Should any other mycoses be added to the list – what are “the other deep mycoses”