Join The MSG Educational Committee for Earlier Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections: Are We There Yet? - A Free ICAAC 2012 Satellite Symposium in San Francisco.

While early diagnosis and initiation of appropriate antifungal therapy are crucial to assure optimal outcomes for patients with invasive mycoses, there are many barriers to early, effective management. Better screening methods and newer diagnostic techniques, when effectively employed, should enable more rapid and accurate diagnoses of these challenging infections. Furthermore, appropriate use of current and emerging antifungals with enhanced antifungal spectra should also afford better outcomes despite changing epidemiologic trends and the emergence of resistant pathogens.

This educational activity—Earlier Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections: Are We There Yet?—challenges the audience to assess whether we are now in an era in which appropriate diagnostics and therapeutics can be employed early in the management of invasive mycoses to improve antifungal outcomes. The initiative uses case-based learning and a panel-discussion format to address the current status of management of aspergillosis, candidiasis, cryptococcal, and endemic fungal infections.

Additional Information

Target Audience:

This activity is directed to infectious disease physicians, hematologists/oncologists, critical care physicians, transplant physicians, pathologists, and other healthcare providers responsible for the management of invasive mycoses.


There is no charge for this activity.


This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs Inc., IMMY, Luminex, Mira Vista Diagnostics, T2 Biosystems, and Viracor-IBT.


This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the American Society for Microbiology.


For further information, contact Tom Davis by telephone (877-276-4523), fax (805-648-8070), or email (

Sponsored by The University of Nebraska Medical Center, TerraNova Medica, and The MSG Educational Committee
Supported by Educational Grants from: Astellas, IMMY, Luminex, MiraVista Diagnostics, T2 Biosysems, and Viraco IBT

Aspergillus fumigatus image provided courtesy of Dr. David Ellis and the University of Adelaide.
Cryptococcus neoformans image provided courtesy of Gross L (2006) Iron Regulation and an Opportunistic AIDS-Related Fungal Infection. PLoS Biol 4(12): e427. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040427