Onyge-what now?!

If you miss this year’s ISHAM Congress, you would have to wait till 2021 to attend the next one! That’s because the congress holds every three years. It  provides clinicians, scientists and students an exciting opportunity to meet at an international forum dedicated solely to the study of medical mycology.

This year’s congress holds from 30th June to July 4th but the pre-congress workshops have already kicked off.

MMSN president, Dr Oladele made a presentation and also chaired a session at the workshop Onygenales.

Onyga-what-did-you-say?

Onygenales. The ascomycete order Onygenales is important to medical mycologists because it includes the sexual stages of the true fungal pathogens of humans and animals (i.e the dermatophytes and the dimorphic fungi capable of causing diseases in an otherwise healthy host).

The order includes three families of medically relevant fungi, namely: Arthrodermataceae including dermatophytes; Onygenaceae including the dimorphic fungi; and Gymnoascaceae.

Some of the pioneer research of the MMSN centred around histoplasmosis.

Now you know why Onygenales is of interest to us!

 

MMSN president, Dr Rita Oladele presenting at the pre-congress workshop in Amsterdam.

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