The MSGERC sets an annual educational agenda based on current evidence in mycology and collaborates with the education committee and educational consultants to organize a variety of shared learning activities that meet the learning needs of infectious disease specialists, adult and pediatric internists, pharmacists, health care practitioners, and researchers. MSGERC educational offerings may range from high-level international forums, “air lifted” educational conferences and symposia and enduring activities providing web-accessible continuing medical education. These programs are generally for practitioners aiming to provide the best prevention, diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infections in normal and immunocompromised patient populations.
The Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium (MSGERC) builds on its thirty-eight year legacy of scientific and academic expertise in mycology to collectively understand the needs of healthcare professionals in the field of mycology, institutions and companies worldwide. These include, but are not limited to the following:
The MSGERC works with infectious disease key opinion leaders who have a broad range of expertise in a wide variety of patient populations, including oncology, rheumatology, pediatrics, HIV, and tropical medicine. During its Biennial Meeting, held on even years; the MSGERC invites key opinion leaders to present current pre-clinical, genomic, epidemiologic and clinical lectures addressing: Endemic Mycoses, Cryptococcosis, Candidiasis, and Aspergillosis. Each set of lectures are followed by facilitated discussions. During the 2016 Biennial Meeting of the MSGERC in Asilomar (September 20-23, 2016), over 30 video-taped lectures will be featured on the MSGERC, Doctor Fungus and CDC Website to disseminate information and learning opportunities.
MSGERC Biennial Meeting
The MSGERC hosts a conference during every even year whereby the fungal "state of the science" is presented by key opinion leaders in pre-clinical, veterinary, clinical areas. This MSGERC Biennial Meeting provides an opportunity to generate new research concepts to address current and emerging unmet needs. During this meeting academic investigators, junior investigators/fellows, private infectious disease practitioners, industry and government members join together for these common aims. The inaugural meeting was held in 2016 at Asilomar State Park Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. You can view lectures from that meeting at the MSGERC Clinical Mycology Today 2016 Proceedings.
One aim of MSGERC is to re-launch the Doctor Fungus website. The DoctorFungus website was launched in the early 2000s and featured at the 41st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), December 2001. The original website was spearheaded by Dr. John Rex and a team of collaborators from 3 continents and a dedicated web designer. Over the last decade, the site became dormant. In 2016 MSGERC began the process of relaunching the website under a new design and branding. With the initial sponsorship by Astellas, the site is soon to be publicly available, this comprehensive MSGERC educational site will be located at: Drfungus.org. This website will feature the key updated encyclopedic features of the original site and include a new feature:
Upcoming Meetings of Interest
For your convenience, we have listed upcoming meetings for 2018. You may see some of our members on the agenda.T
|AAA - Advances against Aspergillosis||Feb 1-3, 2018||http://aaa2018.org||Lisbon, Portugal|
|ASM Conference on Candida||Apr 15-10, 2018||http://www.asm.org||Providence, RI|
|ASM Microbe||Jun 7-11, 2018||http://www.asm.org||Atlanta, GA|
|ICHS- International Immunocompromised Host Sociaty||Jun 17-19 , 2018||https://ichs2018.com||Athens, Greece|
|ISHAM||Jun 20-July4, 2018||http://isham2018.org||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Molecular Mycology||Jul 30-Aug 15||http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/molecular-mycology/||Woods Hole, MA|
|MSGERC BIENNIAL MEETING||Sept 25-28, 2018||http://msgerc.org||Big Sky, MO|
|ID Week||Oct 3-7, 2018||http://idweek.org||San Francisco, CA USA|
|CHEST||Oct 6-10, 2018||http://chestmeeting.chestnet.org||San Antonio, TX|
|ASH||Nov 28-Dec 4, 2018||http://hematology.org/meetings||San Diego, CA|
In addition to our long-standing commitment to generating educational outreach, MSG-member scholarly activities continue to contribute to awareness and education of mycology topics and treatment guidelines globally, including:
MSGERC Education Committee Members
Lisa Tushla, PhD (Educational Consultant)
Tom Davis (Educational Consultant)
Lois Colburn (Educational Consultant)