REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FREE WEBINARS IN FUNGAL DIAGNOSTICS!

Registration now open for free webinars in fungal diagnostics!

First Wednesday of each month, 13:00-14:00 UK time (BST)

Serious fungal infections such as invasive aspergillosis can be difficult to diagnose due to often non-specific features (fever, cough, weight loss, rash, raised CRP, increased oxygen requirement) and low awareness of fungal infections. Many regions around the world have limited access to a mycology lab, and turnaround times can be long for traditional tests such as fungal cultures. This can lead to delays in treatment that cost lives.

LIFE Worldwide has produced a series of webinars aimed at laboratory and clinical staff to explain which tests are available, how to select the appropriate test, how to perform it, and how to interpret the results in a clinical context. Of particular interest are the rapid point-of-care (‘bedside’) tests, which can return a result in less than 30 minutes.

Summer 2020 programme:

  • Aspergillus antigen (Weds 3rd June)
  • Beta-D-glucan (Weds 1st July)
  • Cryptococcal antigen (Weds 5th Aug)
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring of antifungals (Weds 2nd Sep)

How to participate:

  • Register now at bit.ly/2WSXXkQ (choose between English or Chinese versions)
  • We will email the Cisco/WebEx link and password to you the day before each webinar
  • Ask us questions during the live Q&A session following the talk
  • Webinars will be available on the LIFE Worldwide YouTube channel after each event

Aimed at:

  • Medical laboratory staff wishing to improve or expand their testing capabilities for fungal infections, particularly point-of-care tests
  • Specialist clinicians wishing to better understand how to select the appropriate test(s) for their clinical situation and interpret the results

Accreditation:

  • 1 CPD credit per webinar attended (RCPath)
  • Registration is required in order to receive your certificate

Content:

  • How the test works
  • Video protocols for carrying out the different assays currently available from major suppliers, including any point-of-care (‘bedside’) tests
  • How to interpret and report results, including any important caveats and potential sources of false results
  • Performance (sn/sp/PPV/NPV) in different diseases and patient groups
  • Illustrated with recent scientific research and medical images
  • Live Q&A session

Learn more with LIFE Worldwide

LIFE Worldwide is a sister site of the Aspergillus & Aspergillosis Website, and is supported by the Fungal Infection Trust. It provides medical education (#MedEd) and the latest fungal infection news and research to clinicians and medical laboratory staff around the world.

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LIFE Worldwide is a sister site of the Aspergillus & Aspergillosis Website.

EARN CPD POINTS BY COMPLETING A FREE ONLINE FUNGAL MICROSCOPY COURSE
Our free fungal microscopy course at Microfungi.net is also accredited by RCPath for CPD points: module 2 (18 points), module 3 (24 points), module 4 (30 points). Organized in partnership between the Fungal Infection Trust and the University of Manchester.

LIFE Worldwide
Fungal Infection Trust
PO Box 482
Macclesfield
Cheshire, SK10 9AR
United Kingdom

XV CONGRESO NACIONAL DE MICOLOGÍA. Valencia 9-11 septiembre 2020 QUEDA APLAZADO A 2022 DEBIDO AL COVID-19

AVISO IMPORTANTE

Lamentamos comunicar que, dada la situación de la pandemia COVID-19 y la probabilidad de no poder asegurar una reunión presencial con las garantías adecuadas, y dentro de la normalidad, para la celebración del XV Congreso Nacional de Micología en Valencia del 9 al 11 de septiembre de 2020, aplazamos la celebración de nuestra reunión hasta los días 7-9 de septiembre de 2022. Gracias por vuestra comprensión y colaboración.

Información general:

Fechas de interés:

  • XV Congreso Nacional de Micología, 7-9 de septiembre de 2022

Descuentos Renfe congresistas:

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Actualizaciones:

IX FORUM MICOLÓGICO ALICANTE 30-NOVIEMBRE-2019

A finales de este año 2019 se celebrará una nueva edición del Forum Micológico, que es la reunión bienal que organiza la Sección de Micología Médica, dedicada a los jóvenes investigadores. La fecha prevista es el sábado 30 de noviembre.

  • Por primera vez, hay dos mesas redondas totalmente organizadas por investigadores junior.
  • La inscripción está abierta hasta el comienzo del evento.

Programa definitivo (nuevo)

Inscripción

Modelo para las comunicaciones

Completar el modelo y enviar antes del 05 de noviembre/Fill and send before November, 05th to reviberoammicol@ehu.es

El IX Forum Micológico es una actividad formativa acreditada por el «Consejo de Formación Continuada de las Profesiones Sanitarias del Gobierno Vasco».