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Current Officers

G Petrikkos


George Petrikkos

A Chakrabarti


Arunaloke Chakrabarti

M Drogari-Apiranthitou


Maria Drogari-Apiranthitou

All Members

Anastasia Antoniadou (Greece)
Homero Bagnulo (Uruguay)
Abhijit Bal (UK)
Gaston Burghi (Uruguay)
Anuradha Chowdhari (India)
Juan Echevarria (Peru)
Katsuhiko Kamei (Japan)
Nikolay Klimko (Russia)
Jacques Meis (The Netherlands)
Josef Meletiadis (Greece)
Patricia Munoz (Spain)
Andrea Novelli ( Italy)
Emmanuel Roilides (Greece)
Anna Skiada (Greece)
Luis Thompson (Chile)
Thomas Walsh (USA)

How to Join

Members of an ISAC Member Society are eligible to join any of our Working Groups. If you are a member and would like to join this group, please contact the Chairperson and Secretary (if applicable).

Aims and Objectives

The primary objectives of the Working Group will be (but will not be limited to):

  • Clinical Studies
  • Education and discussion on fungal infection issues
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Host defence
  • Treatment
  • Research in all fungal diseases

The secondary objectives will be:

  • Raising funds to educate scientists and clinicians
  • Collect data on research aspects of fungal diseases

Areas to be covered include

  • Aspergillosis
  • Candidiasis
  • Rare mould
  • Host defence
  • Human genetics
  • Fungal genetics
  • Antifungal pharmacology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • AIDS patients
  • Intensive Care Unit patients
  • Haematological malignancy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Paediatric patients
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Epidemiology


3-6 Nov 2011 Symposium at the 2nd SEEC in Belgrade, Serbia
8-11 Nov 2012 Symposium at the 3rd SEEC in Dubrovnik
6-9 June 2013 Symposium for the 28th ICC in Yokohama
19-21 September 2014 Contribution to the 3rd International Forum on Zygomycosis, Marathon, Greece
13-15 November 2015 Contribution to 6th SEEC, Thessaloniki, Greece. Hot questions in invasive Fungal Infections in SE Europe and the Mediterannean Countries 


Projects / Publications

Members of our group participated in a panel of experts in a project endorsed by the Italian Society of Intensive Care, leading to a common publication:

Bassetti M, Marchetti M, Chakrabarti A, Colizza S, Garnacho-Montero J, Kett DH, Munoz P, Cristini F, Andoniadou A, Viale P, Rocca GD, Roilides E, Sganga G, Walsh TJ, Tascini C, Tumbarello M, Menichetti F, Righi E, Eckmann C, Viscoli C, Shorr AF, Leroy O, Petrikos G, De Rosa FG. A research agenda on the management of intra-abdominal candidiasis: results from a consensus of multinational experts. Intensive Care Med. 2013 Dec;39(12):2092-106. doi: 10.1007/s00134-013-3109-3.


Last updated: October 10th-2017