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The results from the ICHS Council Elections are posted.  Please click here to meet the new council members

The 21st ICHS Symposium will be held in Melbourne, Australia June 7- 9, 2020. Please check in often for exciting news updates on the next ICHS Congress.

A message from ICHS President Monica Slavin, MD

ICHS 2020 President Prof Monica Slavin and Melbourne local organising committee members Drs Ben Teh, Megan Crane and Michelle Yong attended the 2018 ICHS in Athens to present and gather information on organising the meeting. We would like to thank and congratulate Prof Dimitrios Kontoyiannis and the local organising committee in Greece for delivering a wonderful meeting. 

We were very warmly welcomed into the society and benefitted enormously from the many fantastic presentations and opportunities for social interactions. We are very much looking forward to bringing this unique meeting to Australia and to introduce you to our Asia-Pacific colleagues. We are planning an exciting program with a focus on solid organ transplants, with plenty of exciting developments that are unique to our region.  Melbourne is a vibrant and cosmopolitan University town and we encourage you to visit our website www.ichs2020.com for a taste of what to expect.

We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Andre Silva-Pinto, the winner of our free registration to the 21st ICHS, Melbourne Australia and also hope to see many more of you there!

The 20th ICHS Symposium was held in Athens, Greece June 17-19, 2018. Please check back here for updates on the symposium.

Best Poster Awards  Sponsored by MDPI Journals. See the details here. 


ESCMID Sponsored Attendance Grants

ESCMID has generously provided  attendance grants to Six of its members to allow their Young Scientist Members to attend the 20th ICHS Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host.  Please click here for more information


*  Assemble the world’s leading thought leaders to advance the scientific and medical research agenda in infections in immunosuppressed hosts

* Foster collaborative relationships amongst clinicians, scientists, as well as industry to further advance the field

* Introduce and inspire trainees and early career scholars to get involved in the field of infections in immunosuppressed hosts


Infectious Disease Specialists
Transplantation Specialists
Clinical Microbiologists
Rheumatologists and immunologists
Critical care Specialists
Primary care providers for
HIV/AIDS patients
Epidemiologists and researchers in Public Health

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A Word from Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, MD                                                            Houston, June 27, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

After 8 years on the International Council first and then Executive Committee of ICHS, of which the last 2 years were at the helm of the Society, time has come for me to transition to the role of past president and to hand over the presidency to my esteemed colleague Professor Monica Slavin. This is a moment of reflection for me and an opportunity to express my gratitude for all of you who contributed so that the Society is now in a very solid place.

We just finished an incredibly successful meeting in Athens, Greece our 20th biennial meeting. The meeting was full of energy, camaraderie, networking, high caliber speakers/discussions, notable attendance of several iconic figures in the early history of ICHS, all in a beautiful venue in the shadow of the Acropolis, a fitting setting.  We had an energetic participation of over 300 attendees, coming from 38 different countries and 5 continents. We introduced new features in the meeting such an ICHS awards (ICHS Junior investigation award, ICHS citation award, Lifetime achievement award, all awarded to notable scholars in our field. Despite the difficult funding climate, the meeting enjoyed Support by several learned organizations and pharmaceutical industry.

In the last 20 months the Society has seen a “renaissance” with over 50% increase in membership, expansion in South America. In fact, nearly 10% of attendees in the Athens meeting came from South America, a testament to our synergistic interaction with the InFocus organization, an interaction that is expected to strengthen further. This is an exciting moment in our illustrious Society that approaches 40 years of existence.  I am convinced that is destined to soar to even higher heights and become more relevant than ever, in view of the continuous expansion of immunocompromised patients and drugs that suppress or modulate immune responses. The avalanche of mega-data and genomic profiling, microbiome and personalized risk assessment, contributions of pathogens to cancer, the revolution of biomaterial research create great areas of research and discussion in our field and makes ICHS the best forum for collaboration and communication on these cutting edge concepts.

Needless to say, I will continue to support the Society’s mission in the future any way I can.

Thank you all for all your past, current and future contributions to ICHS.

Thank you for making the 20th ICHS Congress such a success and looking forward to see you in the next tremendous ICHS meeting in Melbourne Australia in June 7 – 9, 2020.

With warm regards,

 Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, MD, ScD, PhD (Hon), FACP, FIDSA, FECMM, FAAM, FAAAS

Texas  4000 Distinguished Endowed Professor For Cancer Research

Deputy Head, Division of Internal Medicine  

The Univ of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Adj Professor Baylor College of Medicine

Adj Professor UT School of Public Health

Adj Professor University of Houston          

Please visit the MSGERC Mycoses Study Group Education & Research Consortium website MSGERC.ORG to keep up with the latest news!

Be sure to visit the NEW Doctor Fungus Website at msgercdoctorfungus.com/   You'll find a wealth of valuable information!

European Conference on Infections in Leukaemia (ECIL) news

We are pleased to inform you that the final slide sets of the ECIL 7 working groups CMV, HHV6 and vaccines are now available on the ECIL website at www.ecil-leukaemia.com. You will find these sets in the Program section.

ECIL Guidelines

Don't forget to review the new ECIL Guidelines

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