8th Advances Against Aspergillosis

Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

1 – 3 February 2018

8th Advances Against Aspergillosis

Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

1 – 3 February 2018

8th Advances Against Aspergillosis

Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

1 – 3 February 2018

Programme

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Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Thursday 1 February 2018 – Day 1

Meet the Professor

08:00 – 08:50Aspergillus immunology and inflammation
Teresa Zelante, PhD
08:00 – 08:50Challenging cases in fungal asthma
Ritesh Agarwal, MD DM
 
09:00 – 09:15Introduction and summary of global disease burden
David W. Denning, MBBS
 

Optimizing Anti-Aspergillus Therapy

09:20 – 09:45Can we reduce fungal empiricism?
Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, MD
09:45 – 10:00Selected abstract presentation
10:00 – 10:15Selected abstract presentation
10:15 – 10:30Selected abstract presentation
10:30 – 10:55Managing fungal breakthrough infections
Livio Pagano, MD
10:55 – 11:25
Coffee Break

Drivers of the Immune Response

11:25 – 11:50Why are NK cells important for defense against Aspergillus?
Thomas Lehrnbecher, MD
11:50 – 12:05Selected abstract presentation
12:05 – 12:20Selected abstract presentation
12:20 – 12:35Selected abstract presentation
12:35 – 13:00The key T cell repertoire required for protection against invasive aspergillosis
Alexander Scheffold, PhD
13:00 – 14:30
Lunch and Poster Session 1

Therapy for the Next Decade

14:30 – 14:55Tissue penetration of antifungals
Yanan Zhao, PhD
14:55 – 15:10Selected abstract presentation
15:10 – 15:25Selected abstract presentation
15:25 – 15:50Broad spectrum triazoles: which drug and when?
Martin Hönigl, MD
15:50 – 16:20
Coffee Break

Aspergillus: Entering the Host and Beyond

16:20 – 16:45Intermicrobial interactions with Aspergillus for survival in the airway
Gabriele Sass, PhD
16:45 – 17:00Selected abstract presentation
17:00 – 17:15Selected abstract presentation
17:15 – 17:40Recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of allergic aspergillosis
Richard B. Moss, MD
17:40 – 18:45
Welcome Reception

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Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Friday 2 February 2018 – Day 2

Meet the Professor

08:00 – 08:50Genetics of aspergillosis
Agostinho Carvalho, PhD & Paul Bowyer, PhD
08:00 – 08:50How to make a fast diagnosis
Cornelia Lass-Flörl, MD PhD

Airways and Disease

09:00 – 09:25How human factors regulate Aspergillus colonization in fungal allergy
Sara Gago, PhD
09:25 – 09:40Selected abstract presentation
09:40 – 09:55Selected abstract presentation
09:55 – 10:10Selected abstract presentation
10:10 – 10:35Why and when aspergillosis first appears in cystic fibrosis patients?
Adilia Warris, MD PhD
10:35 – 11:00
Coffee Break

Challenges for the Diagnostic Lab

11:00 – 11:25Why are so many cases of invasive aspergillosis missed?
Olivier Lortholary, MD PhD
11:25 – 11:40Selected abstract presentation
11:40 – 11:55Selected abstract presentation
11:55 – 12:20Is phenotypic identification only to species complex acceptable?
Ana Aalstruey-Izquierdo, PhD
12:20 – 14:00
Lunch
Top 6 Aspergillus Papers of Last Year
Andreas H. Groll, MD and Nir Osherov, PhD
Social Event, followed by Conference Dinner

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Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Saturday 3 February 2018 – Day 3

Meet the Professor

08:00 – 08:50News from the Chronic Aspergillosis Group
Helmut Salzer, MD
08:00 – 08:50Dormancy and germination in Aspergillus
Michelle Momany, PhD

Resistance in Aspergillus

09:00 – 09:25Mechanisms of non-CYP51 azole resistance
Ling Lu, PhD
09:25 – 09:40Selected abstract presentation
09:40 – 09:55Selected abstract presentation
09:55 – 10:10Selected abstract presentation
10:10 – 10:35Global epidemiology of azole resistance in Aspergillus
Anuradha Chowdhary, MD PhD
10:35 – 11:05
Coffee Break

Basic Science Discovery and Mechanism

11:05 – 11:30NMR & EM of biofilm and extracellular matrix
Lynette Cegelski, PhD
11:30 – 11:45Selected abstract presentation
11:45 – 12:00Selected abstract presentation
12:00 – 12:15Selected abstract presentation
12:15 – 12:40Viruses of fungi, with a focus on Aspergillus
Wendy Laureijssen-van de Sande, PhD
12:40 – 14:10
Lunch and Poster Session 2

Mucormycosis Update

14:10 – 14:35Contrasts between mucormycosis and aspergillosis in leukemia
Nikolai Klimko, MD PhD
14:35 – 15:00Update of Mucorales genus and species
Kerstin Voigt, PhD
15:00 – 15:15Selected abstract presentation
15:15 – 15:30Selected abstract presentation
15:30 – 15:55Pathogenesis of mucormycosis
Ashraf Ibrahim, PhD
15:55 – 16:25
Coffee Break

Risks for Aspergillus-Related Diseases

16:25 – 16:50Why does ibrutinib carry a risk of cerebal aspergillosis?
Georgios Chamilos, MD
16:50 – 17:05Selected abstract presentation
17:05 – 17:30Occupational exposures and diseases
Raquel Sabino, PhD
17:30 – 17:45Selected abstract presentation
17:45 – 18:10The human lung and Aspergillus: you are what you breathe in?
Malcolm Richardson, PhD
18:10 – 18:15
Closing
18:25
Snacks and Discussion about AAA 2020