Mycology 2020 a collaboration between Fungal update and BSMM

cutting edge research, optimal patient care

13th & 14th March 2020,
The QE2 Conference Centre, London

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Mycology 2020 Steering Committee Chairs:

Dr. S. G. Agrawal, BSc, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, Barts Health NHS Trust & Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Neil A.R Gow FRS, FMedSci, FRSE, FRSB, FAAM

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact and Professor of Microbiology at University of Exeter

Organising Committee: Dr. Samir Agrawal, Dr Neil Gow, Dr. Elaine Bignell, Dr. Mansour Ceesay, Dr. Jonathan Lambourne, Dr. Rohini Manuel, Prof. Malcolm Richardson, Prof. Paul Verweij, Prof. Adilia Warris, Dr. Lewis White, Dr. Mansour Ceesay, Dr. Darius Armstong-James, Dr Rebecca Gorton, Dr. Paul Pfeffer and Dr. Duncan Wilson

****************************** BREAKING NEWS.............ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ORAL CONSIDERATION....NOW 14th FEBRUARY!!********************************************************* Mycology 2020 presents a unique opportunity to bring together mycology research and clinical practice in the UK with the collaboration of Fungal Update and the BSMM. A mix of plenary and parallel sessions will be accompanied by oral presentations that will be selected for presentation from submitted abstracts. The programme already has some outstanding faculty members confirmed and the final programme will be diverse and cutting edge spanning a breadth of medical mycology topics.

Programme

0830

Registration and Coffee


0930

Welcome and opening remarks

Prof Neil Gow and Dr Samir Agrawal

Keynote lecture
Chair: Neil Gow
0945

Host susceptibility to pathogenic fungi

Agostino Carvalho, Portugal - View Bio

Parallel 1 : Haemato-oncology 1: IFD prophylaxis and management
Chair: Nicole Blijlevens
1020

Cologne, Germany

Philipp Köhler - View Bio
1040

Turin, Italy

Alessandro Busca - View Bio
1100

London

Samir Agrawal
Parallel 2 : Offered papers session
1020

Presentation 1

1040

Presentation 2

1100

Presentation 3

1120

Q&A


1140

Refreshments, networking & poster viewing


Parallel 1 : Invited Lecture - Haemato-Oncology 2: Is there an optimal IFD protocol?
1205

Haemato-Oncology 2: Is there an optimal IFD protocol?

Johan Maertens, Leuven, Belgium - View Bio
Parallel 2 : Invited Lecture - TBC
1225

Gilead Fellows talk 1


1250

Plenary Sponsored Symposium – Gilead


13:30

Lunch, Networking and Poster Viewing


1420

Plenary : sponsored symposium – Pfizer


Plenary : keynote presentation - Supported by ISHAM
Chair: Malcolm Richardson
1450

Medical mycology at a cross-road: the role of international organizations

Professor Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Chandigarh, India - View Bio

Parallel 1 : Diagnostics
Chair: Lewis White
1525

Performance of different lateral flow assays for rapid detection of aspergillosis

Martin Hoenigl - View Bio
1545

Assays for rapid detection of antifungal resistance

Professor Paul Verweij, Netherlands - View Bio
1605

Next generation sequencing for invasive fungal disease

Julianne Kus, Toronto, Canada - View Bio
1625

Q&A

Parallel 2 : Meet the Pathogen
Chair: Elaine Bignell
1525

Pneumocystis jiroveci

Alexandre Alanio, Paris, France - View Bio
1545

Cryptococcus gattii and long distance virulence

Robin May, Birmingham - View Bio
1605

COFUN: An update on the construction and use of genome wide-knockout library in A. fumigatus

Dr Mike Bromley, Manchester - View Bio
1625

Q&A


1630

Refreshments, networking & poster viewing


Parallel 1
Chair: Johan Maertens
16:55

Fungal adaptation in CF and CPA through parasex: How to survive without sex.

Eveline Snelders, Wageningen, Netherlands - View Bio
Parallel 2 : Poster flash talks
1655

Poster 1

1705

Poster 2

1715

Poster 3


Plenary session : Interactive case studies Mycology 2020
Chair: Jonathan Lambourne
17:25

Case Study 1

17:40

Case Study 2

17:55

Case Study 3

BSMM
17:30

Annual General Meeting


1800

Close of day 1

1900

Invited dinner at the House of Lords

Parallel 1 : NGS and Mycobiome
0830

Microbiome-mycobiome interactions and human disease

David Moyes, London - View Bio
0850

Host next generation sequencing and risk of fungal disease

Oliver Kurzai, Jena, Germany - View Bio
0910

Q&A

Parallel 2 : Offered papers session
0830

Presentation 5

0845

Presentation 6

0900

Presentation 7

0915

Gilead Fellows talk 2


Keynote presentation
0930

C-type lectins in anti-fungal immunity

Professor Gordon Brown, Exeter - View Bio

Parallel 1 : Fungal infections in CF and bronchiectasis
Chair: Rohini Manuel
1015

Diagnosis of fungal pathogens in CF

Professor Andrew Jones, Manchester - View Bio
1040

Sensitization in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

Micheàl Mac Aogàin, Dublin, Ireland - View Bio
1100

Managing non-Aspergillus mould infections

Anand Shah, London - View Bio
1120

Q&A

Parallel 2 : Offered papers
1015

Presentation 8

1035

Presentation 9

1050

Presentation 10

1110

Gilead Fellows talk 3


1130

Refreshments, networking & poster viewing


Plenary : BSMM v Fungal Update Debate
1145

Optimal fungal management – Immunology not microbiology

Dr Frank Van de Veerdonk and Silke Schelenz

1230

Plenary sponsored Session – Bruker

1245

Plenary sponsored session – Cidara Therapeutics


1300

Lunch, networking & poster viewing


Plenary keynote presentation
Chair: Darius Armstrong-James
1345

Influenza and Aspergillosis co-infection – an update

Frank Van de Veerdonk, Nijmegen, Netherlands - View Bio

Parallel 1 : Immunity and clinical impact
Chair: Duncan Wilson
1435

SNPs and risk stratification for the clinic

Lewis White, Cardiff - View Bio
1455

Host response to Aspergillus in asthma and allergic lung disease

Peter Cook, Manchester - View Bio
1515

T cells, Candida and Aspergillus in human airways disease

1535

Q&A

Parallel 2 : Oral presentations from selected abstracts
Chair: Adilia Warris
1435

Presentation 11

1455

Presentation 12

1515

Presentation 13

1535

Q&A


1540

Plenary : Oral presentations for prize winning posters

1600

Closing remarks

Samir Agrawal and Neil Gow

Abstract Submission is open NOW with prizes available

All submissions are encouraged relating to human mycology – basic science through to clinical applications.

Please note that all accepted abstracts will be published in the Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology supplement after the meeting.

You are able to submit your abstract for consideration as an oral presentation and/or poster presentation.

THE TOP TWO POSTERS WILL WIN A PRIZE OF £200

To submit an abstract please download these forms and send the completed abstract submission form to andy@pagemedical.co.uk.

The closing date for abstracts to be considered for oral presentation has been extended and is now midnight 14th February 2020 and for poster consideration, it is 24th February 2020.

If there are any queries relating to abstract submission please contact Andy Cockayne at Page Medical on 01353 780060

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Please contact Debbie Cockayne at Page Medical for the sponsorship brochure for Mycology 2020.

 

Registration

Registration options and rates are below.

The fees below include registration for the whole of the Mycology 2020 conference including the BSMM AGM which will be held on the evening of Thursday 12th March. It also includes refreshment breaks throughout the conference (morning break, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea). The Conference Dinner is an additional charge and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Accommodation request are only available for BSMM students and there are only a limited number of rooms so please register as soon as possible. When all available rooms have been booked this option will be removed from the online registration form.

Please note that accommodation is subject to availability and that booking is not guaranteed until completion of registration**.

One night accomodation refers to Friday 13th March and two nights accommodation refers to Thursday 12th and Friday 13th March.

£225

Standard registration

£170

Standard BSMM & / or ISHAM member

£125

Trainee

£95

Student BSMM & / or ISHAM member

£235

Student BSMM member with accommodation

* This is based on a shared double accommodation for 2 x nights

£295

Student BSMM member with accommodation

* This is based on single occupancy for 2 x nights

£165

Student BSMM member with accommodation (shared)

* This is based on a shared double accommodation for 1 x night

£195

Student BSMM member with accommodation

* This is based on single occupancy for 1 x night

£150

One day meeting - Standard

£80

One day meeting - Trainee

£1,000

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