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The results from the ICHS Council Elections are being tabulated.  The results will be announced at the business meeting of the 20th ICHS congress in Athens, Greece and will be posted here soon afterward.

The 20th ICHS Symposium will be in Athens, Greece June 17-19, 2018. Please join us!


Best Poster Awards to be 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

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  Please see:  https://ichs2018.com


*  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

Dear Colleagues,

We are amazingly close to meeting in Athens to participate in the 20th ICHS Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host.  This promises to be a special Biennial meeting wherein we commemorate the past presidents of the society and thank them for their efforts to make and keep ICHS as the premier international, multi-disciplinary forum for scientific and clinical interchange to improve understanding and management of the immunocompromised host. We also initiated the Society’s award program. Thus, we will present the first time the Society’s  Lifetime Achievement, Junior Investigator and Society Citation Awards to recognize outstanding achievements of three Society members who have impacted the field through their dedicated research. 

Our Scientific Program offers a very robust set of topics that cover a broad spectrum of topics in the field of medicine of the immunocompromised host.  We plan to feature keynote lectures on microbiome, mega-data, nano-technology, viral causes of cancer. Phillip Pizzo will be our inaugural key note speaker on the topic “The evolution of infectious disease management in the neutropenic patient: reflections of the last 50 years”.

On behalf of the ICHS council, it will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you as clinical practitioners and researchers to this unique international meeting. We hope to see you in Athens in June 17–19, 2018 in the Hotel Divani Palace Acropolis!  Come and learn as you enjoy ancient and historic Athens.


Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, MD, ScD, PhD (Hon), FACP, FIDSA, FAAM, FAAAS
President, International Immunocompromised Host Society


Click for more information: 20th-Cover.pdf

Click here to see the Program: 20th ICHS Symposium Program.pdf

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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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