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

GAFFI RESUME EN UN VÍDEO SUS CUATRO PRIMEROS AÑOS

En este vídeo subtitulado en español, el profesor David Denning, presidente de GAFFI, resume los avances en sus primeros cuatro años.

Como Fundación con sede en Suiza y delegación en Reino Unido, GAFFI es el principal organismo de promoción y recaudación de fondos para una serie de asociados en la ejecución, incluidos los gobiernos y las agencias nacionales e internacionales de salud mundial.

La MISIÓN de GAFFI es mejorar la salud de los pacientes que sufren de infecciones micóticas graves a través de una mejor atención al paciente, un mejor acceso a los diagnósticos y tratamientos y la provisión de recursos educativos a los profesionales de la salud.

FUNGAL DISEASE AWARENESS WEEK August 14-18, 2017 (CDC)

Noticias Blog AEM

Esta semana del 14 al 18 de agosto se celebra el evento «Fungal Disease Awareness week»,  organizado por el CDC y sus asociados. Hay varias actividades programadas. Se puede consultar toda la información en este enlace

Fungal Disease Awareness Week

Los CDC son uno de los componentes operativos más importantes del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos. Vea las declaraciones oficiales sobre la misión de los CDC y su organigrama para saber más acera de la estructura organizacional de los CDC. También puede saber más sobre el CDC en este enlace (español / inglés)

#ThinkFungus #PiensaEnHongos #AEM #CDC

SCIENTIFIC NORDIC SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL MYCOLOGY (NSMM) MEETING IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK 24-25th of August

Registration for this year’s scientific Nordic Society for Medical Mycology (NSMM) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark is now officially open! The meeting is held 24-25th of August in the brand new Maersk Tower at Panum Instituttet. Whereas the first day will focus on superficial fungal infection, the second will be devoted to invasive fungal infections.

The detailed programme is published in website. A range of Danish, Nordic and European experts will share their expertise and knowledge during the various sessions and the breaks and network dinner Thursday evening will provide excellent opportunities to network and discuss with other colleagues.