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About MycoAcademy

An educational resource aimed at healthcare professionals at any stage in their careers, who want to improve their general knowledge of invasive fungal diseases (IFDs) and stay up- to- date with the latest trends in the field.

Frequently asked questions

    MycoAcademy is an educational resource developed in collaboration with leading experts in medical mycology, for healthcare professionals at any stage in their careers.

      MycoAcademy is aimed at healthcare professionals of any speciality who work with patients with IFDs.

        The Educational Resources page is updated at least every 6 months to ensure the content is as up-to-date and relevant as possible.

          As well as detailed information on the types of IFDs, there are interactive case studies and diagnostic pathway tools. You can also find webinars, podcasts, recordings of conference proceedings and downloadable infographics on the Educational Resources page.

            MycoAcademy has been developed, and is fully funded, by Mundipharma Research Limited.

              If you have any further questions about MycoAcademy or any of its content, please contact Mundipharma (Unit 196 Milton Road, Cambridge, England, CB4 0AB, tel: +44 (0)1223 424211).

              Meet the Steering Commitee

              Prof. Andrea Cortegiani

              Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology, University of Palermo, Italy

              Andrea Cortegiani is a Consultant in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at University Hospital Policlinico Paolo Giaccone, Palermo, Italy. He is Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology at the University of Palermo, Italy. He is Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Society of Anaesthesia Analgesia Intensive Care and Emergency and is an active member of multiple societies. His research interests include infections and sepsis in critically ill patients, fungal infection, respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.

              Prof. Ignacio Martin-Loeches

              Clinical Professor, Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

              Ignacio Martin-Loeches is Professor, Consultant and Research Director in intensive care medicine at St James’ Hospital and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He is Chair of the Critical Care Group at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and Research Chair at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He is a steering committee member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and the current Chair of the European Network for Intensive Care Unit-Related Respiratory Infections under the ERS. His research interests include critically ill patients, sepsis and translational medicine.

              Prof. Johan Maertens

              Associate Professor of Haematology at the University Hospitals Leuven, Gasthuisberg Campus, UZ Leuven, Belgium

              Johan Maertens is Associate Professor of Haematology at University Hospitals Leuven, Gasthuisberg Campus, Leuven, Belgium. He is the past Chair of the Infectious Diseases Group of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer and a founding member and the current Chair of the European Conference on Infections in Leukaemia group. He is also a fellow of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology and the current secretary of the society. His research interests encompass fungal and viral infections in patients with haematological disorders, the development of new management approaches, non-invasive diagnosis of opportunistic respiratory infections, and non-myeloablative and haplo-identical allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

              Prof. Malgorzata Mikulska

              Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Genova, Italy

              Malgorzata Mikulska is Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Genova and Infectious Diseases Consultant in the Division of Infectious Diseases, IRCCSS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy. She is the past Secretary for the Infectious Diseases Working Party of The European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and an active member of multiple societies. Her expertise lies in infections in immunocompromised patients, particularly in the management of patients with haematological disorders and allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.

              Prof. Markus Ruhnke

              Chief Physician of the Clinic for Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Helios, Germany

              Markus Ruhnke is Professor of Medicine and Chief Physician of the Department of Haematology, Oncology, and Palliative Medicine at Helios Hospital Aue-Bad Schlema, Germany. He is a member of several national and international societies and is the past President of the German-speaking Mycological Society (DMykG e.V.). He serves as Editor Ex Officio DMykG for Mycoses and belongs to several editorial boards of well-reputed journals. His research interests include molecular diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment of fungal infections in immunocompromised hosts.

              Prof. Martin Hoenigl

              Associate Professor of Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria

              Martin Hoenigl is Associate Professor of Translational Mycology in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Medical University of Graz, Austria. He is the past President of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology, as well as Associate Editor at Open Forum Infectious Diseases and Deputy Editor at Mycopathologia. His research focuses on clinical mycology, including fungal diagnostics, host–fungal pathogen interactions and the pharmacology of antifungal drugs.

              Prof. Oliver Kurzai

              Professor of Medical Microbiology and Mycology at the University of Würzburg, Germany

              Oliver Kurzai is Professor and Chair of Medical Microbiology and Mycology, and Head of the Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He is an Affiliated Researcher and Research Group Leader at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology at the Hans Knöll Institute, Jena, Germany. He is the current President-elect for Deutschsprachige Mykologische Gesellschaft, an elected member of Fachkollegium 204 of the German Research Foundation and Head of the German National Reference Centre for Invasive Fungal Infections. His research interests include pathogenesis, immunology and diagnosis of invasive fungal infections, as well as genetic risk factors for infection and clinical microbiology.

              Prof. Patricia Muñoz

              Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Spain

              Patricia Muñoz is Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Complutense University of Madrid and Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain. She is an active member of many societies and the past President of the Spanish Society of Cardiovascular Infections. Currently, she is President of the Sociedad Madrileña de Microbiología Clínica and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Her research interests include fungal and nosocomial infections, infectious endocarditis, infections in solid organ transplant recipients and patients who are immunocompromised or undergoing cardiac surgery.

              Prof. Phillipe Montravers

              Professor and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital Paris, France

              Philippe Montravers is Professor and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital in Paris, France. He has participated as an expert in the revision of several management guidelines, including those for fungal infections. He is a member of the French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. His research interests include the epidemiology of nosocomial and post-operative infections, antibiotics and antifungal therapies.

              Dr Samir Agrawal

              Senior Lecturer and Consultant Haemato-Oncologist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Queen Mary University London, UK

              Samir Agrawal is Senior Lecturer and Consultant Haemato-Oncologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Queen Mary University of London, UK. He is the founder of the Fungal Update meeting, an author of the ECIL-6 guidelines for IFD, and a member of the government committee on antimicrobial resistance, the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance, Fungal Subgroup. His research interests include infection management, particularly for invasive fungal diseases in the haemato-oncology setting.

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              We would like to thank Alex Soriano, Ana Alastruey Izquierdo, Andrea Cortegiani, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, George Thompson, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Johan Maertens,  Joost Wauters, Martin Hoenigl, Markus Ruhnke, Maglorzata Mikulska, Oliver Kurzai, Patricia Muñoz, Philippe Montravers and Samir Agrawal for their contributions.

              SciA-AFN-2400030 | April 2024