ECMM Events

Moscow medical mycology conference in 2019

Over 700 delegates from Russian Federation and abroad took part in Moscow Medical Mycology Conference of 2019. Honoring the year of creation of Regnum Fungi, the first Soviet conference on medical mycology in 1939, and other significant dates in Russian and international mycology, the delegates attended a plenary and 11 breakout sessions, clinical case series and other special events. The conference produced a resolution to gather in 2020 to commemorate next important event: XX years since creation of All-Russian National Academy of Mycology, the most populous and productive mycological academic society in Eurasia.

European Conference on Mycology and Microbiology of 2018

The international conference on mycology and microbiology (ECMM2018) was convened in Moscow, Russia, on April 11-12, 2018. The meeting was summoned to commemorate important anniversaries in medical mycology: centenaries of mycological department of Moscow State University, of renowned medical mycologist Nikolay Sheklakov, and jubilee honoring memory of inventor of Russian penicillin, Zinaida Ermolyeva (1898-1974).

Over 900 delegates from Russia, CIS countries, many regions from Europe and Asia honored the memory of world-famous medical mycologist Nikolay Dmitrievich Sheklakov (1918-1990), a hero of Great Patriotic War and European anti-nazi resistance, humanist who saved thousand lives in Sachsenhausen and Bergen-Belsen German deathcamps, where he was revered as 'Doctor Nicolaus'. After WW2, he became one of the leaders of Soviet medical mycology and international peace activist.

Famous Russian microbiologist, laureate of Stalin Prize and many awards, academician Zinaida Vissarionovna Ermolyeva was the first woman who, inependently from foreign research, succeeded to produce most potent penicillin from P. crustosum in wartime USSR (1942). Born in Cossack family in 1898, she was nicknamed as 'Lady Penicillin' by G. Florey in 1943 (creator of the therapeutic-strengh penicillin in the West). Her research was pivotal for series of Russian indigenous antibiotics and reseach network, and to the prevention of Pan-European cholera epidemic during WW2. On April 11, 2018, First medals in the name of Zinaida Ermolyeva were awarded by All-Russian National Academy of Mycology to prominent Russian microbiologists and mycologists. The special joint session was organized by Academy, Russian society for history of medicine, societies and museum of her native city Rostov-on-Don.

The conference members have stated in their resolution that All-Russian National Academy Mycology has proved to become the central, self-sufficient and most reliable force to join further efforts of researchers and medical professionals in the field of medical mycology in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Two-volume book of abstracts and proceedings of the conference were published in Advances of Medical Mycology (v. XVIII и XIX).

4th Congress of Russian Mycologists

The Fourth Congress of Russian Mycologists was convened in Moscow on April 12-14, 2017. The Congresses are the major Russian and Eurasian events in general and medical mycology, summoned by All-Russian National Academy of Mycology once in 5 years. More than 1800 participants attended, making over 280 presentations during 40 sessions, with abstracts and proceedings published in Current Mycology in Russia (vols. 6 and 7) and Advances in Medical Mycology (vol. XVII).

The awards of Academy, A.A. Yachevskiy medal and 'Ob merita in mycologia medica' were bestowed upon renowned researchers, and 14 young mycologists were supported by grants. During the Congress, the Presidium of Academy was elected and a resolution was adopted to develop the international cooperation with focus on Eurasia, to convene a mycological conference in Moscow, 2018 and the Eurasian Mycological Congress.

3rd ECMM Educational Symposium, 15 May 2014 in the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) conducts biennial an Educational Symposium that takes place between the Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) meetings and is generally in conjunction with another scientific meeting. The 3rd ECMM Educational Symposium will be held together with the 9th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis (ICCC9) Thursday 15 May 2014 in the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Third Congress of Russian Mycologists

The Third Congress of Russian Mycologists, organized by All-Russian National Academy of Mycology, was succesfully conducted in Moscow on October 10-12, 2012. The Congress was officially endorsed as ECMM event and received a grant from ECMM.  

The Scientific Programme included 217 oral and 122 poster presentations, offered during Plenary and 30 breakout sessions, 14 symposia, including the Memorial N.I. Vavilov Symposium. The Congress audience included over 2000 delegates from Russian Federation and 16 other countries. The first ceremony of awarding the A.A. Yachewski medal was installed. The next Congress is scheduled for 2017.

TIMM-2011 Congress Report

Trends in Medical Mycology 5. Valencia, Spain, October 2-5, 2011

Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) is the bi-annual joint meeting of ECMM and EORTC. TIMM-5 was held in Valencia, Spain, on October 2-5, 2011.

TIMM Webcast is provided at

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.

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 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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