Chairs: Professors Antonio Pagliuca (King's College Hospital, London) and Malcolm Richardson (University Hospital of South Manchester)

Friday 5th February 2016

09:30 - 10:20
Registration and refreshments

10:20 – 10:30        
Welcome from Dr. Samir Agrawal on behalf of the organising committee

Implementing stewardship programmes  

10:30 – 11:10
Fungal infections in paediatrics – the National Antifungal Stewardship Programme in Paediatrics
Prof. Adilia Warris, Principal Investigator, Aberdeen Fungal Group, University of Aberdeen

11:10 – 11:50
Antifungal stewardship in ICU
Dr. Eavan Muldoon, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University Hospital of South Manchester

11:50 – 12:30
Antifungal stewardship in haemato-oncology
Prof. Patricia Muñoz, Division of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain

12:30 – 13:40
Lunch break and view sponsor stands                                                                         

Scientific Sessions

13:40 – 14:20
Nutritional immunity and fungal pathogenesis

Dr. Duncan Wilson, Research Fellow, Aberdeen Fungal Group, University of Aberdeen

14:20 – 15:00
Gene profiling for new biomarkers for Aspergillus

Dr. Sharleen Braham, Clinical Scientist, King’s College Hospital, London

15:00 – 15:40
From bench to drug discovery - fungal pathogenicity and target identification for A. fumigatus

Dr. Mike Bromley, Lecturer, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester

15:40 – 16:00
Tea break and view sponsor stands

Case Presentations (including keypad voting)

16:00 - 16:30
Is there Candida in the fluid? A cluster of cases in solid organ recipients

Dr. Inês Ushiro-Lumb, Lead Clinical Microbiologist for Organ Donation and Transplantation, NHS Blood and Transplant, London

16:30 17:00
Fungal headaches from Barts Health - get your thinking caps on!
Dr. Jonathan Lambourne, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Barts Health NHS Trust, London

17:00 – 19:00
Break – check-in at hotel
(as appropriate)

Reception and Dinner at Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel

18:45 - 19:00

19:00 – 19:40
Mycology quiz

Chaired by Prof. Chris Kibbler, Professor of Medical Microbiology, University College London

19:45 - 22:00

Saturday 6th February 2016

08:50 - 09:00
Introduction from the Chairs – summary of Friday sessions

Fungal diagnostics - clinical practice and research

09:00 – 09:40
The Austrian experience: PCR, GM, BDG, LFD, CT and BAL (plus the kitchen sink!)

Dr. Martin Hoenigl, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria

09:40 – 10:20
Beyond the halo sign – towards pathogen identification using CT-PET

Prof. Dr. Clemens Decristoforo, Radiopharmacist, Univ.Klinik f.Nuklearmedizin, Innsbruck, Austria

10:20 – 10:45
Updating the EORTC/MSG criteria for invasive fungal diseases - inclusion of PCR

Dr. P. Lewis White, Principal Clinical Scientist, Public Health Wales Microbiology, Cardiff

10:45 – 11:05
Tea break and view sponsor stands

11:05 – 11:30
National quality assurance for fungal diagnostics

Shila Seaton, Bacteriology Scheme Manager, UK NEQAS for Microbiology, PHE, London

11:30 – 11:50
Top papers and TIMM highlights - 2015

Dr. Rohini Manuel, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Public Health England, London

Keynote Speaker

11:50 – 12:35
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Global impact of fungal disease and the challenges ahead

Prof. David Denning, Professor of Infectious Diseases in Global Health, The University of Manchester; Director, National Aspergillosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester; President, Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections

Summing up and close by the Chairs