Overview of Medical Mycology

 

Aims:

To provide an overview of medical mycology for clinicians dealing with patients with fungal infections.

 

Length of the course:

The course is run over one day.

 

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at clinical scientists, specialist registrars and junior consultants who require a short introduction to fungal infections, their diagnosis and treatment.  It is particularly aimed at clinicians in Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Haematology and Intensive Care.

 

Group size:

6-8 people

 

Course Content:

  • Overview of Fungal Infections (1 hr: Lecture)
    •  A review and overview of the range of infections caused by fungi, including superficial, subcutaneous and systemic disease.  Diseases covered include superficial infections, aspergillosis, candidosis, mucormycosis and endemic mycoses.
  • Current Issues in Fungal Diagnostics (1 hr: Lecture)
    • This session looks at the various methods used for diagnosis of mycoses, and the issues associated with them,  including newer recently introduced methods.
  • Introduction to Antifungal Drugs (1 hr: Lecture)
    •  The various antifungal drugs in common use are reviewed, including the mode of action, spectrum, licenced indications, toxicities and recommendations in various treatment guidelines.
  • Laboratory Aspects of Antifungal Drugs (1 hr: Lecture)
    • An overview of  the use and interpretation of antifungal susceptibility testing and the role of therapeutic drug monitoring when treating patients with fungal infections.
  • Diagnostic Scenarios (1hr: Interactive Discussion)
    • This session will examine various diagnostic scenarios including interpretation of laboratory results and diagnostic pathways.
  • Case Studies (45 mins: Interactive Discussion)
    •  Case studies looking at decision making in managing patients with invasive fungal disease

 

Date:

Various dates throughout the year

 

Venue:

Various venues throughout the year

 

This course is usually sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Contact me if you would like to either sponsor a course or attend.

 

 

If you are interested in attending the course, please email Dr Ruth Ashbee or phone 07532 307357 for further details of venues and dates.

 

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