The course will consist of three days, of which two days are dedicated to hands-on training of antifungal susceptibility testing, screening of azole resistance in Aspergillus, detection of underlying resistance mechanism of azole- and echinocandin-resistant Aspergillus, Candida auris and Candida glabrata. Focus will be on Candida infections in ICU settings in India, Asia and Europe, interpretation and challenges of AFST in microbiology laboratories in Europe and India. Echinocandin resistance and detection of resistance mechanisms in C. glabrata and the new problem yeast Candida auris. MALDI-TOF applications of antifungal susceptibility testing in Candida will be discussed and demonstrated. Finally, azole resistance in Aspergillus and use of epidemiological cut-off values and resistance in rare and cryptic Aspergillus species will be demonstrated. At the end of the course the participants have learnt the theoretical and practical aspects of antifungal resistance in Aspergillus and Candida. In addition, they will have had ample time to interact with the renowned international faculty in the field.
Up to 50 clinical microbiologists, infectious disease physicians and laboratory scientists.
Jacques F. Meis, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Anuradha Chowdhary, Delhi, India
ESCMID Fungal Infection Study Group - EFISG
European Confederation of Medical Mycology – ECMM
VP Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Center of Expertise in Mycology, Radboud UMC/CWZ, Nijmegen, Netherlands
The organizers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Speakers


Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Madrid, Spain
Maiken Cavling Arendrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rama Chaudhry, New Delhi, India
Anuradha Chowdhary, Delhi, India
Oliver A. Cornely, Cologne, Germany
Mahmoud A. Ghannoum, Cleveland, OH, United States
Lata Kapoor, Delhi, India
Markus Kostrzewa, Bremen, Germany
Anil Kumar, Kochi, India
Katrien Lagrou, Leuven, Belgium
Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Innsbruck, Austria
Purva Mathur, Delhi, India
Jacques F. Meis, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Brijesh Sharma, New Delhi, India
Immaculata Xess, New Delhi, India
Yanan Zhao, Newark, United States

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Anuradha Chowdhary
VP Chest Institute, University of Delhi
Medical Mycology
Shreya Mishra Marg 4
11007 Delhi
India
+91 11 2766 7102
chowdhary.anuradha@gmail.com

Administrative Secretariat

Rob Zikkenheimer
Congress Care
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P.O. Box 440
5201 AK Den Bosch
Netherlands
+31 73 690 1415
r.zikkenheimer@congresscare.com

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
VP Chest Institute, Paintal Memorial Golden Jubilee Auditorium
Shreya Mishra Marg 4, 110007 Delhi
India

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

08:00 - 08:30
Registration
08:30 - 09:00
Welcome
Speaker(s): Anuradha Chowdhary
09:00 - 09:15
Introduction to the course
Speaker(s): Jacques F. Meis
09:15 - 11:00
Session 1
Chairperson(s): Mahmoud A. Ghannoum
Chairperson(s): Lata Kapoor
09:15 - 09:45
Candida infections in ICU settings: scenario in India and Asia
Speaker(s): Purva Mathur
09:45 - 10:15
Antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida: interpretation and challenges in microbiology laboratories
Speaker(s): Maiken Cavling Arendrup
10:15 - 10:45
Azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus: a global scenario
Speaker(s): Jacques F. Meis
10:45 - 11:00
Coffee/tea break
11:00 - 12:30
Session 2
Chairperson(s): Jacques F. Meis
Chairperson(s): Immaculata Xess
11:00 - 11:30
Echinocandin resistance and detection of resistance mechanisms in C. glabrata: is routine surveillance required in clinical laboratories?
Speaker(s): Yanan Zhao
11:30 - 12:00
MDR Candida auris: a new kid on the block
Speaker(s): Anuradha Chowdhary
12:00 - 12:30
How I treat patients with suspected invasive fungal infections
Speaker(s): Brijesh Sharma
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 16:00
Session 3
Chairperson(s): Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo
Chairperson(s): Anil Kumar
14:00 - 14:30
Global epidemiology and antifungal susceptibility of Aspergillus terreus
Speaker(s): Cornelia Lass-Flörl
14:30 - 15:00
Epidemiology of Candia in ICU settings in Europe
Speaker(s): Katrien Lagrou
15:00 - 15:30
Establishment and use of epidemiological cut-off values for molds and yeasts
Speaker(s): Mahmoud A. Ghannoum
15:30 - 16:00
New antifungals in the pipeline
Speaker(s): Oliver A. Cornely
16:00 - 16:15
Coffee/tea break
16:15 - 18:00
Session 4
Chairperson(s): Rama Chaudhry
Chairperson(s): Cornelia Lass-Flörl
16:15 - 16:45
MALDI-TOF application in antifungal susceptibility testing in Candida
Speaker(s): Markus Kostrzewa
16:45 - 17:15
Antifungal resistance in rare and cryptic Aspergillus species
Speaker(s): Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo
17:15 - 17:30
Antifungal susceptibility testing: challenges in microbiology laboratories in India
Speaker(s): Anil Kumar
17:30 - 18:00
Closure and summary of the day
Speaker(s): Anuradha Chowdhary

Thursday, 20 September 2018

09:00 - 17:00
Workshops
Chairperson(s): Maiken Cavling Arendrup
Chairperson(s): Anuradha Chowdhary
Chairperson(s): Yanan Zhao
09:00 - 12:00
Antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida: CLSI and EUCAST
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 17:00
• Screening of azole resistance with drug containing media • Antifungal susceptibility testing of Aspergillus species by CLSI

Friday, 21 September 2018

09:00 - 17:00
Workshops
Chairperson(s): Anuradha Chowdhary
Chairperson(s): Yanan Zhao
09:00 - 12:00
• Cyp51A: introduction and role in Aspergillus fumigatus • Cyp51A: sequencing and analysis of data
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 17:00
• FKS and ERG11: introduction and role in C. glabrata and C. auris • FKS and ERG11: sequencing and analysis of data

17-Aug-2018
250
500
The registration fee includes the scientific programme, lunches and coffee/tea breaks. Travel and accommodation are not included.
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