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19th Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host, Santiago, Chile

Dear colleagues and friends:
     The 19th biennial congress of the International Immunocompromised Host Society was held in in Santiago Chile this year!  For the first time, our meeting was held in conjunction with INFOCUS which has become the most comprehensive meeting for Medical Mycology in Latin America! We had 500 attendees from over 28 countries with international speakers from 17 countries.  In this 19th ICHS/14th INFOCUS congress, we addressed clinically important and scientifically hot topics including • New diagnostics • Infections in transplant recipients • Invasive fungal infections and resistance • Treatment of multi-resistant bacteria • Infectious complications in immunocompromised children • Life-threatening infections and intensive care in neutropenic cancer patients • Antiviral and antifungal immune responses in compromised hosts • Prophylaxis and treatment of viral infections in immunocompromised hosts • Zika and others in symposia , plenary sessions, meet the experts and poster sessions.  We hope you were able to attend, but if not, we look forward to welcoming you to Athens, Greece for the 20th  Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host.

Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Past President, International Immunocompromised Host Society

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

Dear colleagues:
    As the current president of the International Immunocompromised Host Society, I warmly welcome you and thank you for your interest in our Society. ICHS was founded almost 40 years ago by an international multidisciplinary group of scholars with an interest in all aspects of immunosuppression, including hosts with congenital immune-deficiencies, iatrogenic immunosuppression, HIV/AIDS and others. In November 2016 we celebrated, in collaboration with the InFocus group, our 19th international biannual symposium in Santiago, Chile. The meeting was highly successful and the program was scientifically very robust, covering a broad-spectrum of topics, across different contexts of immunosuppression and across different pathogens. The 20th symposium of our Society will be held in Athens, Greece in June 2018.
    I strongly encourage all the colleagues who are interested in the clinical practice and research on infections in immunocompromised host to become members of our Society. We plan to undertake several new initiatives to increase the Society's profile and I would welcomed your help. There are several benefits of your ICHS membership, including contact with outstanding taught leaders and clinical experts in the broad field of infectious diseases and immune-deficiencies, informative Web page, membership pin, reduced registration fees, and regular updates on the Society activities. Thank you for your interest in this unique and historic Society.  I look forward seeing you in Athens!

With best regards,
Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, MD, ScD, FACP, FIDSA
President, International Immunocompromised Host Society

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