Organizing Committee

Stavroula Antonopoulou, MD PhD, Senior Consultant in Medical Biopathology, Department of Microbiology, General Hospital ”G. Gennimatas”, Athens, Greece
Drosos Karageorgopoulos,Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, 4th Department of Medicine,  National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon General Hospital,  Athens, Greece
Panagoula Kollia, Associate Professor of Human Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Joseph Meletiadis, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As Organizing Committee, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the workshop entitled ‘’Fungal infections:from epidemiology to treatment. Theoretical and practical aspects’’which will be held on 2-5 October, in Athens, Greece.

Fungal infections are one of the most common illnesses on earth, affecting nearly a billion people. Yet, there are gaps in the understanding, epidemiology, pathophysiology and immunology of these infections, often leading to misdiagnosis and under-treatment. Fungi can cause a variety of clinical syndromes, ranging from superficial infections in healthy individuals to invasive diseases in immunocompromised patients, the latter being associated with high mortality.

 

This workshop will summarize current knowledge on yeast and mold infections addressing issues related to the epidemiology, pathophysiology, immunology, diagnosis, species identification and antifungal susceptibility testing. The basic and applied concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antifungal drugs will be presented, in order to explore approaches for dose optimization of antifungal treatment. Participants will learn to identify common yeast and mold species (macroscopic/microscopic observation, biochemical tests), perform susceptibility testing (reference and commercial methods) and analyze MIC data with different statistical tools for determining epidemiological cut-off values.

 

We are very much looking forward to an exciting and fruitfull workshop and to seeing you in Athens in October 2019.

 

With best  regards,

Stavroula Antonopoulou
Drosos  Karageorgopoulos
Panagoula Kollia
Joseph Meletiadis

Description & Objectives

Fungal infections are one of the most common illness on earth, after headaches and dental caries affecting nearly a billion people (www.gaffi.org) and yet there are gaps in understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology and immunology following by misdiagnosis and undertreatment of those infections. Fungi can cause a variety of clinical syndromes ranging from superficial infections in healthy individuals to invasive diseases in immunocompromised patients that are associated with high mortality. This workshop will summarize current knowledge on yeast and mold infections addressing issues related with epidemiology, pathophysiology, immunology, diagnosis, species identification and antifungal susceptibility testing. The basic and applied concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antifungal drugs will be presented in order to explore approaches for dose optimization of antifungal treatment. Participants will learn to identify common yeast and mold species (macroscopic/microscopic observation, biochemical tests), perform susceptibility testing (reference and commercial methods) and analyze MIC data with different statistical tools for determining epidemiological cutoff values.


FINAL INFORMATION

Dear presenters, participants, please find here, some useful information, for the upcoming 1ST fungalworkshop2019 ,which is going to take place at FACULTY OF BIOLOGY OF NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (CAMPUS , ZOGRΑFOU).

a.- Venue

Department of Biology

School of Science Building. Panepistimiopolis, 15771 Ilissia

02/10/2019 Lectures atZoological Museum of the University of Athens

 https://goo.gl/maps/oPVa3pCfRfytQKDm7

03-05/10/2019 Lectures and Practical section atDepartment of Biology

https://goo.gl/maps/5hHqrovCUjfHMeQw5

b.- Scientific  program

(1).- The scientific program is tight. The presenters should stay within the set time limit, in order the session to stay on track and the audience to have enough time for questions

(2).-Presenters are asked to bring their presentations on memory sticks. Technicians will be available to assist presenters .

(3).-Microsoft power point 2013 and all earlier editions are  preferable .

(4).-Participants should keep their questions to the end of each  presentations.

(5).-Participants are asked  to bring their  labor coat, for the practical  part of workshop.

(6).- The meeting room will be equipped  with a wall clock, to help  the presenters about the time of  presentations

 

c.- Administrative issues

(1) On 2,3,4,5 Okt 2019, a  20 seats bus  will be available  for  a back and forth  transportation ( Hotel Athinais  –  workshop place   –  Hotel Athinais ).  Departure time from the hotel :    Wednesday  Okt   2 :  15:00,  Thursday Okt. 3 –  Friday Okt. 4 -Saturday Okt.5 :  08:00.

{ Address of Hotel Athinais :   99 Vasilissis Sofias  Av.   Athens }

 

d.- Social   Events

(1).- Presenters and participants ,  are invited  to the dinner on Okt. 3 ( as scheduled),  at  no cost.

(2).- Accompaning persons, have to pay for the dinner. For more informations, please contact  organizing committee   (info@mycolab.gr), no later than 27  Sept. 2019.