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2016 Meeting Presentations

The MSGERC Biennial Meeting Agenda included topics on Cryptococcosis, Endemic Mycoses, Aspergillosis and Candida and the Mycobiome.  Please enjoy the recorded lectures and handouts from this outstanding workshop meeting below.   

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Welcome and Keynote Speakers

Welcome Remarks 

Peter Pappas, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States


Keynote Presentations

Mycology – Historical Overview Slides

John E. Bennett, MD                                                                   

Chief, Clinical Mycology Section                               

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Mycology Today: Advances in genetics, genomics, and species recognition in human fungal pathogens.
Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD

Chair and James B. Duke Professor
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States


Mycology in the Future
Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Baltimore, Maryland, United States


Q&A and Discussion of Keynote Sessions

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Plenary Lectures: Cryptococcus

Organisms/Biology: Biology of Cryptococcus neoformans: Focus on Capsule
Tamara L. Doering, MD, PhD

Washington University Medical School
St. Louis, Missouri, United States


Cryptococcosis: Changing Epidemiology?
Sharon Chen, PhD, MBBS, FRCPA, FRACP

Director/Medical Microbiologist
Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia


Cryptococcal Meningitis Update from Resource-Limited Setting Perspective: 

Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention

Thomas Harrison, MA, MBBS, MPH, MD, FRCP
Professor of Infectious Diseases
St Georges University of London
London, United Kingdom


Cryptococcus Facilitated Discussion with Q&A

Plenary Lectures: Endemic and Other Mycoses

Phylogenetics of Pathogenic Environmental Fungi

David Engelthaler, PhD
Director, Programs and Operations
Transitional Genomics Research Institute
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States 


Hot Topics in Veterinary Mycology
Jane Sykes, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM

University of California, Davis
Davis, California, United States


Blasto/Endemics:Discovering New and Disentangling Old Dimorphic Fungal Pathogens: Global Agents of Blastomycosis & Emmonsiosis 

Ilan Schwartz, MD, FRCPC
Doctoral Student and Post-Graduate Resident
University of Manitoba / University of Antwerp
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Endemic Mycoses: Update on Cocci
George Thompson, MD

Associate Professor
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California, United States


Endemic and Other Mycoses: Facilitated Discussion with Q&A

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Plenary Lectures: Aspergillus and Other Molds

Epidemiology and Resistance in Aspergillosis

Nathan Weiderhold
Associate Professor
UT Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas, United States


Oxygen and the Pathogenesis of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Robert A. Cramer, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States


Clinical Considerations: Aspergillus and other Molds

Thomas Walsh, MD
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York City, New York, United States


Aspergillus & Other Molds: Facilitated Discussion with Q&A

Plenary Lectures: Candida and the Mycobiome

Fungal Biofilm & Mycobiome

Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, United States


Efforts to Develop a Vaccine for Candida: Scientific and Developmental Challenges

Jack Edwards, MD
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Torrance, California, United States


Bench to Bedside Study of Systemic Candidiasis: Is it Time for a Precision Medicine Clinical trial in Mycology?

Mihalis Lionakis, MD, ScD
Chief, Fungal Pathogenesis Unit
Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Fungal Infections In Children: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Prevention

Theo Zaoutis, MD, MSCE

Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Candida Auris - Slides

Tom Chiller, MD, MPHTM

Chief, Mycotic Diseases Branch

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Candida and the Mycobiome: Facilitated Discussion with Q&A

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