ISHAM 2012, Berlin - Newsletter # 1

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the 18th Congress of the International
Society for Human and Animal Mycology 2012 (ISHAM2012) to be held in Berlin, Germany
from June 11-15, 2012.

Please visit:

This will be the largest meeting dealing with human and animal pathogenic fungi ever
organized in Germany and the first time that an ISHAM conference will be in Germany.
We have already more than 300 confirmed invited chairs and speakers from all over the

Mycoses - agreement between ECMM and Blackwell/Wiley

ECMM and Blackwell/Wiley, the publisher of the journal Mycoses, have agreed that the Confederation will designate the Journal as its only official scientific journal publication.

The Journal will carry the following statement: “Official Journal of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology”.

Klaus Mickus, contactperson of Wiley-Blackwell, will contact the affiliated ECMM societies to investigate if they would like to make use of the special offer for members of affiliate ECMM societies as formulated in the agreement between ECMM and Wiley-Blackwell:

New ECMM Study

Observational study to determine the rate of occurrence of invasive mould disease and treatment outcomes in at-risk patients: a European prospective invasive mould disease audit (PIMDA).

ECMM is seeking participation from European hospitals with haematology units and/or transplant centres that frequently treat patients for AML/MDS, or recipients of an allogeneic HSCT, or both, to take part in an observational study to determine the rate of occurrence of invasive mould disease (IMD) and treatment outcomes in at-risk patients.

Second Announcement for TIMM 2011 Now Ready

The second announcement for Trends in Medical Mycology (Valencia, October 2-5, 2011) is now ready to download.

Final programme, registration and other info are included. Abstract submission deadline is June 1, 2011.

New 2nd ECMM Workshop Materials are Available for Download

All 12 presentations of 2nd ECMM Workshop (Milan, 2010) are available for download in our Repository.

Workshop abstract book is also available for download.

You have to be ECMM member registered on site to download the files.

2nd ECMM workshop at 10 FIMUA Congress, Milan

Report by Esther Segal, Tel-Aviv University

The ECMM has established biennial one day educational events (Workshops) that take place between the TIMM meetings and are generally in conjunction with other scientific meetings. The 1st Workshop was held in 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey with the IUMS Congress.

The 2nd  workshop took place September 25, 2010 in Milan, Italy, following the two day (September 23- 24) 10th Congress of Italian Society of Mycologists (FIMUA). 

ECMM Newsletter 2008

The latest issue of Mycology Newsletter was published in December 2008. This issue contains a Message from the President, news of the Working groups, Congress reports and Announcements. The electronic version of the issue is available for download from our website.

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.

Trends in Medical Mycology 4. Athens, Greece, October 18-21, 2009

TIMM 4 AthensTrends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) is the bi-annual joint meeting of ECMM and EORTC. TIMM-4 was held in Athens, Greece, on October 18-21, 2009.

TIMM Webcast is provided as link at

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