Annual meeting for the NSMM a succes, presentations online
Date | 12-10-2017

The annual meeting for the NSMM meeting was recently held in Copenhagen as a two day event in the new university section named the Maersk Tower. Programme, presentations and pictures can be seen at www.nsmm.nu The next meeting will be a one day meeting in Oslo (25th of May, 2018 in Oslo, Norway) and focus […]

Azole resistance in A. fumigatus great concern
Date | 12-10-2017

Azole resistance in A. fumigatus is a great concern. Reference susceptibility testing is technical challenging and not broadly nor timely available. A recently published multicentre study demonstrate the excellent performance of the azole screening agar test (originally developed by PE Verweij). Despite challenging the test with a blinded set of 40 mutants (involving alterations in […]

Candida-reactive T cells for the diagnosis of invasive Candida infection
Date | 12-10-2017

Immunocompromised patients are at increased risk for invasive Candida infections. Blood cultures are the current gold standard diagnostic method, however, false negatives remain a clinical challenge. The working group of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver A. Cornely, FECMM developed in a research collaboration with Miltenyi Biotec GmbH a new technique measuring Candida-reactive T cells as diagnostic read-out […]

Early Registration for 20th Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host is now open!
Date | 04-10-2017

Early Registration for 20th Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host is now open! Join us in Athens, Greece June 17-19, 2018. On behalf of the Council of the International Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS) and the local organizing committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 20th Symposium on Infections in the […]

Congratulations to Andrew Ullmann, MdB
Date | 28-09-2017

ECMM Member Andrew J Ullmann, Professor of Medicine at Würzburg University, and eminent clinical mycologist and stem cell transplant specialist, has just been elected Mitglied des Bundestags (MdB, Member of the German Parliament) and is on the move to Berlin. For the first time an infectious diseases specialist becomes MdB. Apart from Infectious Diseases, Andrew […]

FungiScope™ protocol and current status of this ECMM Working Group published
Date | 07-08-2017

FungiScope™ protocol and current status of this ECMM Working Group has been published. For further information please refer to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28730644 or contact the corresponding author oliver.cornely@uk-koeln.de