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Membership

Current Officers

Chair

Abhijit Bal

Vice-Chair

Jacques Meis

Treasurer

Anuradha Chowdhary

All Members

Anastasia Antoniadou (Greece)
Arsić Arsenijević (Serbia)
Homero Bagnulo (Uruguay)
Gaston Burghi (Uruguay)
George Daikos (Greece)
Juan Echevarria (Peru)
Jesus Guinea-Ortega (Spain)
Elias Iosifidis (Greece)
Katsuhiko Kamei (Japan)
Nikolay Klimko (Russia)
Souha Kanj (Lebanon)
Agela Loizidou (Belgium)
Eelco Meijer (Netherlands)
Josef Meletiadis (Greece)
Patricia Munoz (Spain)
Andrea Novelli ( Italy)
Zoi-Dorothea Pana (Greece) 
Emmanuel Roilides (Greece)
Maria Simitsopoulou (Greece)
Anna Skiada (Greece)
Luis Thompson (Chile)
Thomas Walsh (USA)

How to Join

ISAC Working Groups are open to new members with a strong interest and relevant experience in the given field. To join an ISAC Working Group, please contact Fee Johnstone, ISAC Executive Officer secretariat@isac.world with your name and a brief C.V. We welcome new members!

Aims and Objectives

The primary objectives of the Working Group will be (but will not be limited to):

  • Clinical Studies
  • Education and discussion on fungal infection issues
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Host defence
  • Treatment
  • Research in all fungal diseases


The secondary objectives will be:

  • Raising funds to educate scientists and clinicians
  • Collecting data on research aspects of fungal diseases


Areas to be covered include:

  • Aspergillosis
  • Candidiasis
  • Rare mould
  • Host defence
  • Human genetics
  • Fungal genetics
  • Antifungal pharmacology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • AIDS patients
  • Intensive Care Unit patients
  • Haematological malignancy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Paediatric patients
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Epidemiology

Future / Ongoing Activities

2020

A project in relation to antifungal combination therapy of rare mould infections in immunocompromised patients.

The new leadership only took effect in October 2019 and a new plan of activities is being developed.

 

Presentations

13-15 November 2015 Contribution to 6th SEEC, Thessaloniki, Greece. Hot questions in Invasive Fungal Infections in SE Europe and the Mediterranean Countries
19-21 September 2014 Contribution to the 3rd International Forum on Zygomycosis, Marathon, Greece
6-9 June 2013 Symposium for the 28th ICC in Yokohama
8-11 Nov 2012 Symposium at the 3rd SEEC in Dubrovnik
3-6 Nov 2011 Symposium at the 2nd SEEC in Belgrade, Serbia

Projects / Publications

Members of our group participated in a panel of experts in a project endorsed by the Italian Society of Intensive Care, leading to a common publication:


A research agenda on the management of intra-abdominal candidiasis: results from a consensus of multinational experts. Bassetti M, Marchetti M, Chakrabarti A, Colizza S, Garnacho-Montero J, Kett DH, Munoz P, Cristini F, Andoniadou A, Viale P, Rocca GD, Roilides E, Sganga G, Walsh TJ, Tascini C, Tumbarello M, Menichetti F, Righi E, Eckmann C, Viscoli C, Shorr AF, Leroy O, Petrikos G, De Rosa FG. Intensive Care Med. 2013 Dec;39(12):2092-106

Last updated: June 23rd-2023