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The MMTN Thailand Conference 2023

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Our Regional Medical Mycology Training Network (MMTN) Conference 2023 was successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 4–6, 2023 at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel. The MMTN Conference was organized by the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) Asia Fungal Working Group (AFWG) and this year’s marked the AFWG’s first physical event since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Combining laboratory-based and clinical sessions, the weekend workshop offered a unique opportunity for all those managing and working with invasive fungal infections, with sessions tailored to microbiologists, and clinical and laboratory professionals of all levels.

The program covered “foundational” elements on the first day and more state-of-the-art lectures for those seeking more advanced techniques and analysis on the second day – the plenary day. True to our goal to enhance collaboration and understanding between clinic and lab, the third day was dedicated to collaboration – with discussions around stewardship and a focus on case-based learning from both perspectives.

Revisit the full agenda of the event here.

International Faculty

  • Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
  • Methee Chayakulkeeree, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Yee-Chun Chen, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Health Research Institutes
  • Ariya Chindamporn, Chulalongkorn University
  • Mitzi Chua, Cebu Institute of Medicine
  • Low Lee Lee, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar
  • Atul Patel, Vedanta Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Ruoyu Li, Peking University First Hospital
  • Pei-Lun Sun, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Branch
  • Tan Ban Hock, Singapore General Hospital
  • Retno Wahyuningsih, Universitas Kristen Indonesia
  • Sharon Chen, New South Wales Health Pathology, Westmead Hospital
  • Catriona Halliday, Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research – NSW Health Pathology
  • Malcolm Richardson, NHS Mycology Reference Centre Manchester, ECMM Centre of Excellence


Day 1 – Epidemiology of IFIs in Asia Pacific
Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Day 1 – Diagnosis of IFIs and tests available
Low Lee Lee
Day 1 – Principles of IFI management
Tan Ban Hock
Day 1 – Antifungal TDM
Atul Patel
Day 1 – Case 1: Sudden worsening of CXR with decompensated cirrhosis
Tan Ban Hock
Day 1 – Case 2: Sepsis – Shall I treat with antibacterial or antifungal?
Mitzi Chua
Day 1 – Case 3: Pulmonary infection – Is this tuberculosis?
Methee Chayakulkeeree
Day 1 – Case 4: A patient with extensive cellulitis
Rongpong Plongla
Day 1 – Case 5: Difficult-to-treat infections
Atul Patel
Day 2 – Latest IFI epidemiology and unmet needs in Asia
Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Day 2 – WHO fungal priority pathogens list
Sharon Chen
Day 2 – Best practices in antifungal management
Yee-Chun Chen
Day 2 – Updates on molecular tests & PCR
Catriona Halliday
Day 2 – Update on serological tests to diagnose mold infections
Malcolm Richardson
Day 2 – Testing for azole-resistant Aspergillus
Chi-Jung Wu
Day 2 – Mucormycosis
Atul Patel
Day 2 – Talaromycosis
Methee Chayakulkeeree
Day 2 – Candida auris and rare yeasts in Asia
Tan Ban Hock
Day 2 – The evolution of invasive mold infections in Asia — what we had learned in the period of COVID-19 pandemic
Wei-Lun Liu
Day 2 – Cryptococcal meningitis in HIV/AIDS
Somnuek Sungkanuparph
Day 2 – Aspergillosis in febrile neutropenia
Tan Ban Hock
Day 2 – Dematiaceous fungal infection in solid organ transplant
Ruoyu Li
Day 2 – COVID-19-associated IFIs
Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Day 2 – Fusariosis
Yee-Chun Chen
Day 2 – Sporotrichosis
Ruoyu Li
Day 3 – Introduction to the AMS Working Group
Balaji Veeraraghavan
Day 3 – Trends in antimicrobial resistance in Asia
Maffie Tayzon
Day 3 – Challenges implementing AMS in Asia
Andrea Kwa Lay Hoon
Day 3 – Updates in antifungal stewardship
Sharon Chen
Day 3 – Case 2: Cryptococcosis in a child with leukemia
Retno Wahyuningsih
Day 3 – Case 3: Aspergillosis in a patient with hyper-IgE
Malcolm Richardson



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