Chairs: Professors Peter Donnelly (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Neil Gow (Aberdeen)
Royal College of Pathologists – CPD – 10 credits

Friday 3rd February 2017

09:30 - 10:20
Registration and refreshments

10:20 - 10:30        
Welcome from the Chairs on behalf of the organising committee

Antifungal Resistance - A Global and National Perspective  

10:30 - 10:55
The global picture of antifungal resistance
Prof. Matthew Fisher, London

11:00 - 11:25
Antifungal resistance - clinical rarity or impending disaster?
Dr. Jacques F. Meis, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

11:30 - 12:00
AMR - a European and global perspective
Prof Herman Goossens, Antwerp, Belgium

12:05 - 12:15
Chairs to lead discussion on AMR and Q&A

12:15 - 13:20
Lunch break and view sponsor stands                                                                         

13:20 - 13:50
Candida auris - epidemiology and a global threat

Dr. Tom Chiller, USA

13:55 - 14:20
Diagnosis and management of an outbreak of drug resistant C. auris
Dr. Silke Schelenz, London

14:25 - 15:05
UK antifungal resistance and stewardship survey data
Dr. Berit Mueller-Pebody, London
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Bristol

15:10 - 15:30
Tea break and view sponsor stands

15:30 - 15:50
A proposed national trial of rapid tests for Candida infection in ICU
Dr. Ronan McMullan, Belfast

Case Presentations (including interactive keypad voting)

15:55 - 16:30
Case presentation 1

Dr. Jonathan Lambourne, London

16:35 - 16:55
Case presentation 2
Dr. Achyut Guleri, Blackpool

17:00 - 17:10
Chairs to close the day

17:10 - 19:00
Break – check-in at hotel
(as appropriate)

Evening Educational Session and Dinner at Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel

19:00 - 19:20
Highlights of "Killer Fungus" at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2016

Prof. Neil Gow, Aberdeen

19:20 - 19:40
Quiz - with "textbook answers"

Chaired by Prof. Chris Kibbler, London

19:45 - 22:00
Dinner


Saturday 4th February 2017


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

Immune Response and Pathogenic Fungi

09:00 - 09:25
Cryptococcus neoformans, Titans and resistance to antifungals

Dr. Elizabeth Ballou, Aberdeen

09:30 - 09:55
Persistence of Aspergillus spores in the host environment: A hitchhiker's guide to the mammalian lung

Dr. Elaine Bignell, Manchester

10:00 - 10:25
Co-infection with aspergillosis - influenza and more

Prof. Tom Rogers, Dublin

10:30 - 10:50
Tea break and view sponsor stands

Keynote Lecture

10:50 - 11:30
KEYNOTE LECTURE – Trained innate immunity and implications for host-fungal interactions

Prof. Mihai Netea, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Imaging and Guidelines Update 

11:40 - 12:00
Differentiating fungal versus non-fungal pathology by CT imaging
Prof. Russell Lewis, Bologna, Italy

12:05 - 12:35
Diagnosis of invasive fungal disease - EORTC/MSG 2016 revised criteria versus clinical management

Prof. Johan Maertens, Leuwen, Belgium

12:40 - 13:10
ECIL, ESCMID and IDSA guidelines updates 2016/2017 - compare and contrast

Dr. Jörg Janne Vehreschild, Cologne, Germany

13:15 - 13:30
Summary and close by chairs