We encourage all who are interested in the clinical practice and research on infections in immunocompromised host to attend the 20th ICHS Symposium in Athens, Greece June 17-19, 2018. Many symposia, plenary sessions, poster sessions will provide the attendee with opportunities to meet with outstanding leaders and clinical experts in the broad field of infectious diseases and immune-deficiencies while covering such diverse topics as new diagnostics, infections in transplant recipients, invasive fungal infections and resistance, treatment of multi-resistant bacteria, infectious complications in immunocompromised children, life-threatening infections and intensive care in neutropenic cancer patients ,antiviral and antifungal immune responses in compromised hosts, prophylaxis and treatment of viral infections in immunocompromised hosts, and others.
As you already know, this year the International Fusarium laboratory Workshop, initiated by Prof. John Leslie, will be host by CNR-ISPA from 18–22 June, 2018, in Bari. The workshop is supported by MycoKey in collaboration with International Society for Mycotoxicology and it represents the main international workshop in the field of Fusarium with some of the most international renowned experts in Fusarium.More informations are available in the attached brochure or following website
This workshop will enhance the dialog of experts and young scientists on: 1) the current and emerging challenges posed by pests and pathogens to forest tree species; 2) the current status and extent of our knowledge of genetic foundations of resistance to these threats; 3) the emerging ideas and technologies from around the globe that are relevant to resistance genetics and breeding programs; 4) the successes to date in applied resistance breeding programs; and 5) creating a vision for the next decade for work in this area. The timing of this meeting is critical as examples of the implementation of both classical (e.g. white pine blister rust resistance and fusiform rust resistance in pines) and novel (e.g. transgenic blight-resistant chestnut) resistance development in forest species are coming to the forefront and the directions that individual breeding programs may choose for developing resistant trees in the future will likely rely heavily on examples such as these.
The incidence of fungal infections is rising and is a serious threat to public health, yet this problem is relatively under-appreciated by the press, the public and funding agencies. Some fungal infections are highly lethal and disproportionately affect vulnerable patients such as neonates and transplant and cancer patients. The requirement for immune-based therapies and novel antifungal drugs to counteract these worrying trends is therefore greater than ever.
In this Seminar, the upcoming next generation of fungal immunologists from around the world will be brought together to present cutting-edge ideas and novel insights that helps us to understand the mechanisms underlying fungal-host interactions, the molecular pathways that promote protection against fungal infections, and how this information might be exploited in the clinic. The program will promote discussion on these topics and will conclude with a final training session on communicating research to journal editors, the public and grant committees.
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