Medical Mycology Society of Nigeria

Congresses of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) hold every three years. 2018 is one of such years and the congress will hold from 30th June to 4th July at Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands.

The pre-congress workshop took off on June 28, and MMSN president, Dr Rita Oladele chaired a session of the Workshop Onygenales. She also presented a paper titled ‘Histoplasmosisin Africa: An emerging or a neglected disease?’.

Also from Africa, Ilan Scwartz and Nelesh Govender from South Africa also made a presentation on ‘Epidemiology and ecology of Emergomyces africanus

In all, there were 4 sessions and 22 presentations covering trending research on the order Onygenales ( the ascomyceous fungi including dermatophytes and the classic dimorphic fungi causing endemic mycoses), from epidemiology, molecular phylogeny, diagnosis and even new species from India.