July 4-52018


Workshop Black Fungi post-ISHAM, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dear Friends,

Chromoblastomycosis will be the subject of a workshop on at Cuba in December 2017. Since there are so many developments in other melanized fungi, we thought it would be appropriate to organize a workshop with a broader theme, covering all other clinical and environmental black fungi. The ISHAM Working Group Black Yeasts has a slot for a post-congress workshop in The Netherlands, 4 and 5 July 2018, directly following the ISHAM Congress in Amsterdam.

Since the workshop will be ISHAM-sponsored, we request researchers on environmental fungi to give their work a medical accent if possible. Below please find the preliminary program. If you have any data to present, or if you have any other suggestions, please let us know. Practical data about workshop venue and facilities will be available within 1-2 months. Abstracts are expected early 2018; you will be notified.

With kind regards,

Sybren de Hoog s.hoog@westerdijkinstitute.nl, Katja Sterflinger ksterf@edv2.boku.ac.at.




David Denning and Flavio Queiros Telles took the initiative to get chromoblastomycosis – a mutilating skin disease caused by black fungi – on the World Health Organization List of Neglected Tropical Diseases. This still sounds like neglected, but with WHO recognition, attention will be focused on this disease, which will make it easier to obtain support for research and clinical trials. Let us hope that this application is successful.


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