ECMM meeting at IUMS 2008

The Congress of the International Union of Microbiology Societies was held in Instanbul, Turkey, on August 5-15, 2008. IUMS-2008 unified the International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (5-9 August 2008), XII International Congress of Mycology (5-9 August 2008) and XIV Congress of Virology (10-15 August 2008).
ECMM events during IUMS-2008 included 1 symposium, 2 sessions of Working Groups, and ECMM Council meeting.

Thursday 7 August 
H 09.00 - 11.30
Plenary Session 3 - ECMM/IUMS symposium
Fungal biofilm: The new frontier
kindly supported by Pfizer

Chair                 Mahmoud Ghannoum (USA)
Co-Chair           Jean Paul Latgé (FR)

09.00-09.30   

Luis Martinez (USA) (IT)                

Cryptococcus neoformans biofilm: How specific antibody to cryptococcal glucuronoxylomannan antagonizes antifungal drug action (M-IP-46)

09.30-10.00   

Anne Beauvais (FR)

Aspergillus fumigatus: The extracellular matrix glue that keeps aerial-grown hyphae together (M-IP-47)

10.00-10.30

Mahmoud Ghannoum,(USA)                

Fusarium and Candida biofilms on contact lenses: Are they related to keratitis outbreak? (M-IP-48)

10.30-11.00

Joachim Ernst (DE)

Regulation of Candida albicans biofilm (M-IP-49)

Friday 8 August
H 13.00 - 15.00
Symposium 9 - ECMM Working group: Invasive Fungal Infections in the Intensive Care

Chair                Jacques Meis (NL)
Co-chair           Lena Klingspor (SE)

13.00-13.20

Jacques Meis, (NL)      

Introduction to the problem of invasive fungal infection on the intensive care

13.20-13.40

Anna Maria Tortorano, (IT)      

Candida infections in the ICU

13.40-14.00

Sevtap Arikan, (TR)                 

Filamentous fungal infections in the ICU

14.00- 14.20

Murat Akova (TR)                    

Risk factors and prophylaxis of fungal infections in ICU

14.20-14.40

George Samonis,( GR)               

Antifungal therapy of fungal infections in ICU)

14.40-15.00  

Lena Klingspor, (SE)      

Epidemiology of candidosis in European intensive care units 

Friday 8 August
H 15.30 - 18.00                             
Symposium 11 - ECMM Working group: Zygomycosis


Partly supported by Gilead
Chair                G.  Petrikkos  (GR)
Co-chair           E. Tumbay   (TR)

15.30-15.55

George Petrikkos (GR)  

Epidemiology of zygomycosis in Europe                           

15.55-16.20

 Emmanuel Roilides (GR)           

Pathogenesis and host defense against Zygomycetes       

16.20-16.45

Eric Dannaoui  (FR)       

Conventional and molecular diagnostic methods        

16.45-17.00

Grit Walther (NL)      

Reliable diagnosis of mucormycosis by ITS barcoding of the Mucorales (Zygomycetes)

17.00-17.25

Andreas Groll (DE)                   

Pharmacology of antifungal agents against zygomycosis  

17.25-17.50

Livio Pagano (IT)                    

Antifungal prophylaxis and therapy of zygomycosis