Fungal Update – Mycology 2024 Steering Committee

Dr. Samir G. Agrawal, BSc, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, Barts Health NHS Trust & Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. 

2024 Organising Committee 

Dr Tihana Bicanic

Prof. Elaine Bignell

Dr Mansour Ceesay bio pic

Dr Mansour Ceesay

Prof. Nelesh Govender

Assoc Prof. Rohini Manuel

Dr Varun Mehra

Prof. Malcolm Richardson

Dr Lewis White bio pic

Prof. Lewis White

Registration

We are delighted to announce that registration for Fungal Update: Mycology 2024 is now open! To register, please click here and complete the short form. Please ensure you select the correct registration type depending on if you plan to attend in-person or online.

For any queries, please contact Andy@pagemedical.co.uk.

Registration Costs - In-person

Package Fee
Standard Registration £180
Student £100
LMIC Concession £100
Commercial Delegate £350

What is included in your registration?

  • Admission to the conference
  • Networking with colleagues and sponsors during the breaks
  • Lunch & refreshments each day
  • Poster sessions
  • Full access to the exhibition hall
  • Online access – including the virtual poster gallery, exhibitionhall and live stream of sessions
  • Use of the event mobile app
  • Opportunity to provide feedback
  • CPD certificate worth 12 CPD points
  • Access to session recordings post-event

Registration Costs - Online

Package Fee
Online Registration £95
LMIC Concession Virtual Delegate Free
Commercial Delegate £350

What is included in your registration?

  • Admission to the online conference
  • Online networking with colleagues and sponsors during the breaks via the ‘Meeting Hub’
  • Poster sessions
  • Use of the event mobile app
  • Opportunity to provide feedback
  • CPD certificate worth 12 CPD points
  • Access to session recordings post-event

To view Fungal Update: Mycology 2023 recorded content, please register for an on-demand pass below. Registering on-demand gives you access to our virtual platform where you can catch up on recorded sessions, download abstracts, and visit virtual exhibitor booths.

Agenda

Our agenda for the 2024 conference can be seen below.

08:00 Registration and refreshments 
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
08:45 Opening Remarks  Dr Samir Agrawal 
SESSION 1: KEYNOTE LECTURE
Chair: Dr Nelesh Govender
08:55 Candida Auris (Now and the Future) Dr David Perlin
09:25 Technical break (5 minutes)  
SESSION 2: CURRENT STATE OF ANTIFUNGAL RESISTANCE SURVEILLANCE
Chair: Dr Rohini Manuel
09:30 Candida Resistance – UK Epidemiology Dr Emma Budd
09:50 Emerging Antifungal Resistance in Africa Dr Nelesh Govender
10:10 Global Antifungal Surveillance and Future Perspectives Dr Paul Verweij
10:30 Q&A All
10:45 Coffee break and poster viewing
SESSION 3 : ANTIFUNGAL PROPHYLAXIS IN HAEMATO-ONCOLOGY
Chair: Dr Johan Maertens
11:05 Antifungal Prophlyaxis in Haematology Dr Jannik Stemler
11:25 Diagnosis vs Prophylaxis - The BioDrive AFS Study Dr Gavin Barlow
11:45 Q&A All
11:55 Technical break (5 minutes)
SESSION 4: SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM
Chair: Mansour Ceesay
12:05 Sponsored by Pfizer TBC
12:35 Lunch break and poster viewing
SESSION 5: SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM
Chair: Dr Mansour Ceesay
13:25 Sponsored by NAPP TBC
14:10 Technical break (5 minutes)
SESSION 6: MEET THE PATHOGEN
Chair: Prof. Elaine Bignell
14:15 Zinc prevents vaginal candidiasis by inhibiting expression of an inflammatory fungal protein Dr Duncan Wilson
14:35 Species within the Aspergillus Fumigatii complex, that are difficult to ID and have high MIC’s to AFT Dr Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo
14:55 Emergomyces Professor Ilan Schwartz
15:15 Q&A All
15:30 Coffee Break
SESSION 7: PCP DIAGNOSTICS: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Chair: Professor Sean Wasserman
15:50 Fungal Outbreaks: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Dr Tom Chiller
16:10 Technical break (5 minutes)
SESSION 8: CLINICAL CONUNDRUMS - MANAGING RESISTANT IFI'S IN PRACTICE
Chair: Dr Tihana Bicanic
16:15 Case 1: Paediatric Dr Andreas Groll
16:35 Q&A
16:40 Case 2: ICU Dr Rohit Saha
17:00 Q&A
17:05 Case 3: Haematology/Oncology Dr Neil Stone
17:25 Q&A
17:30 DAY ONE CLOSE Dr Samir Agrawal
SESSION 9: FREE PAPER SESSION
Chair: Professor Malcolm Richardson
09:00 Intensive Candida Unit: How Antifungal Exposure impacts Epidemiology and Resistance of Candida species in ICU Dr Harriet Davidson
09:10 Development and Performance of MycoMEIA – Aspergillus: A New Urine Diagnostic for Aspergillosis Dewayne Davenport
09:20 Rapid detection of Trichophyton indotineae: actual challenges and new dual quantitative PCR assays for clinical samples Dr Sarah Dellière
09:30 Q&A All
09:40 Technical break (5 minutes)  
SESSION 10: DIAGNOSTICS: WHATS NEW?
Chair: TBC
09:45 Expert talk sponsored by IMMY TBC
10:00 PCR Screening C.Auris Rebecca Gorton
10:15 Q&A TBC
10:25 Panel Discussion Jay Koll,
Riina Richardson,
Alexandre Alanio
11:00 Coffee break and poster viewing
SESSION 11 : KEYNOTE LECTURE
Chair: Dr Verun Mehra
11:20 HIV-associated pneumocystis pneumonia Professor Sean Wasserman
11:55 Technical break (5 minutes)  
SESSION 12: KEYNOTE LECTURE
Chair: Dr Samir Agrawal
12:00 20 years on from the first trial of biomarker-driven IFD management Dr Johan Maertens
12:30 Technical break (5 minutes)  
SESSION 13: Sponsored session - Gilead
Chair: Prof Tom Harrison
13:35 A Mycological Brexit? Preparing for Escalating Antifungal Resistance in the UK. Professor Lewis White, Dr Riina Richardson
13:20 Lunch break
SESSION 14: FUNGAL DISEASE OUTBREAKS
Chair: Dr Nelesh Govender
14:05 Novel/emerging pathogens in lower and middle income countries Professor Anuradha Chowdhary
14:25 PCP Outbreaks Tim Boswell
14:45 Q&A All
14:55 Coffee break and poster viewing
SESSION 15: KEYNOTE LECTURE
Chair: Dr Tihana Bicanic
15:15 The prevention and treatment of cryptococcal meningitis Professor Tom Harrison
15:55 Technical break (5 minutes)
SESSION 16: LIFE IN CLINICAL MYCOLOGY - THE 20TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY of FUNGAL UPDATE
Chair: Dr Samir Agrawal
16:00 Panel discussion Dr Samir Agrawal and Peter Donnelly
16:30 Presentations of prizes for winning posters and closing remarks Dr Samir Agrawal
16:40 Meeting End

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions for 2024 are now closed and will re open in July 2024 for submission to the 2025 Conference

FungART Contest


Please use the button below to submit your FungArt for 2024 – we very much look forward to seeing your work on display at the conference in London.  Whether you have pottery, embroidery, paintings or sculptures – all FungArt is accepted for submission !

Want to catch up on previous conferences?

2022 Recorded sessions

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Recorded sessions from 2015-19

Free to view recordings from previous years

Sponsors and Exhibitors

We have a variety of sponsor packages available for Mycology 2024. To find out more or book a package, please contact Debbie Cockayne at  debbie@pagemedical.co.uk

Our Venue

Fungal Update: Mycology 2024 is being hosted in the largest conference space in London, the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, and we hope to welcome you there in person.

Situated in the heart of Westminster, the QEII centre is within throwing distance of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and several tube stations. 

To find out more about our venue, you can visit their website below for more information.