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Regional MMTN Conference 2018

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Our biannual Regional Medical Mycology Training Network (MMTN) Conference 2018 was successfully held on November 15-18, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. The meeting was the 6th in the series of regional MMTN conferences organized by the Asia Fungal Working Group (AFWG), an International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) working group.

The Regional MMTN Conference 2018 was held in partnership with the Taiwanese Dermatological Association with a strong focus on Asian perspectives and practical application through workshops, interactive cases and discussions led by an esteemed faculty from Asia and beyond.  

Revisit the full agenda of the event here.

Faculty

  • Dr Methee Chayakulkeeree, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Professor Yee-Chun Chen, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
  • Dr Ariya Chindamporn, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dr Mitzi Chua, Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Professor G S De Hoog, Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Dr Fairuz Binti Amran, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Professor Ruyou Li, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China
  • Professor Zhengyin Liu, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China
  • Dr Low Lee Lee, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Malaysia
  • Dr Atul Patel, Vedanta Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmedabad, India
  • Dr Pei-Lun Sun, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Branch, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Dr Tan Ban Hock, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  • Professor Retno Wahyuningsih, Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Dr Kai-Che Wai, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 Co-organizer of the MMTN Lab Workshop: The Infectious Diseases Society of Taiwan




AGENDA

Introduction to medical mycology – crosstalk between benchside and bedside
Prof Yee-Chun Chen, National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology; and National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine (Taiwan)
Identification of zygomycetes
Prof Retno Wahyuningsih, Division of Mycology, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Indonesia (Indonesia)
Identification of yeasts
Dr Tan Ai Ling, Department of Microbiology, Singapore General Hospital (Singapore)
Dimorphic mycoses from Asia
Dr Ariya Chindamporn, Department of Microbiology of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Rapid diagnosis – MALDI-TOF and fungal antigen assays
Dr Ariya Chindamporn, Department of Microbiology of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Black mycelial fungal infections – Asian perspectives
Prof Retno Wahyuningsih, Division of Mycology, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Indonesia (Indonesia)
Mimic fungal infections in Asia
Dr Ariya Chindamporn, Department of Microbiology of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Techniques of setting up slide culture and preparation of slides for examination
Prof Retno Wahyuningsih, Division of Mycology, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Indonesia (Indonesia)
The bad news: Emerging resistant fungi
Prof Yee-Chun Chen, National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology; and National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine (Taiwan)
The good news: Making best use of current and new antifungal therapy
Dr Tan Ban Hock, Department of Infectious Diseases at the Singapore General Hospital and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Singapore)
Endemic mycoses in the Asia-Pacific region
Dr Methee Chayakulkeeree, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University (Thailand)
Advances in fungal diagnostics and application in Asian laboratories
Dr Ariya Chindamporn, Department of Microbiology of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Aspergillosis – new risks, new hosts
Dr Tan Ban Hock, Department of Infectious Diseases at the Singapore General Hospital and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Singapore)
Fungal infections in solid organ transplant patients
Dr Hsin-Yun Sun, Division of Infectious Diseases Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital; and National Taiwan University College of Medicine (Taiwan)
How to use PK/PD of antifungal drugs in clinical practice?
Dr Atul Patel, Infectious Diseases Clinic of the Vedanta Institute of Medical Sciences and Department of Infectious Diseases of Sterling Hospital (India)
Is prophylaxis for PJP infection necessary during the use of biologic agents?
Dr Kai Che Wei, Dermatology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital (Taiwan)
Secondary cutaneous mycosis – indicator of lethal disease
Prof Sybren de Hoog, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
What’s new in Malassezia infections?
Dr Ariya Chindamporn, Department of Microbiology of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
Prof Retno Wahyuningsih, Division of Mycology, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Indonesia (Indonesia)

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