Specialization Course in Medical Mycology, 11-21 september 2017, KU Leuven, Belgium


Specialization Course in Medical Mycology
from Monday, September 11, 2017 until Thursday, September 21, 2017
at the KU Leuven Campus Gasthuisberg, Belgium

Medical mycology is a domain of medical microbiology of increasing importance.
Fungi are frequently responsible for superficial mycoses but cause also lifethreatening invasive infections in patients with reduced immunity.
With an ever increasing mobility of people, the importance of import fungal pathologies is also increasing.
The course aims to provide insight into fungal infections, host factors, clinical pictures, diagnosis and treatment of these infections.
An important part of the course will be devoted to the acquisition of skills for the identification of fungi. The aim of the course is to enable participants to give adequate mycological advice in clinical practice. All common fungal infections will be discussed.
Theoretical sessions alternate with discussion of clinical cases and pratical’s.

The 9-day course will be from Monday, September 11, 2017 until Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the KU Leuven Campus Gasthuisberg.
The cost of the course is 1.900 €. This includes the textbook «Medically Important Fungi: A Guide to Identification, Fifth Edition» from D. Larone, and slides.
The course is given by a core team of teachers (Professor Katrien Lagrou, Dr. Ignace Surmont and Prof. M.P. Hayette) and guest speakers with expertise in a specific field of mycology. The practical sessions are supported by highly trained laboratory technologists.
The course ends with an assessment test. After passing the test, the participant receives a «Certificate of medical mycology».
Accreditation is sought.

The target audience are physicians, medical microbiologists and scientists who want to develop or expand their theoretical and practical knowledge in medical mycology.

KU Leuven, Department of Microbiology & Immunology In collaboration with:
The Belgian Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Prof. Dr. P.E. Verweij, UMC St. Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Registration before 1 May 2017. A maximum of 20 students are allowed. A minimum of 10 participants is required in order to organise the course.
Please contact Mrs. Margaretha Charlier
Email: Margaretha.charlier@uzleuven.be
Tel: +32 16 34 79 02

For more information on the course, please contact:

Dr. Ignace Surmont : Ignace.Surmont@azsintjan.be
Pr. Katrien Lagrou : katrien.lagrou@uzleuven.be
Pr. Marie-Pierre Hayette : mphayette@chu.ulg.ac.be

for the flyer: go to depliantmycologie-technol-english-2016

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