International Meeting on Endemic Mycoses of the Americas (IMEMA)

It is a great honor and pleasure for us to cordially invite you to attend the International Meeting on Endemic Mycoses of the Americas (IMEMA).

This first meeting will be a comprehensive scientific forum for discussion about systemic endemic mycoses of the Americas.

Throughout this meeting you will have the opportunity to interact with a large number of opinion leaders and highly qualified outstanding scientists from different American countries.

Epidemiology overviews, advances and research findings on the field of pathogenesis and omics of dimorphic fungi causing systemic endemic mycoses, as well as clinical aspects, new trends in treatments and developments in diagnosis will be discussed. This first meeting was originally thought to be held in Santiago del Estero, as an emblematic place, since 3 of the systemic endemic mycoses occur in this historical province of Argentina. The COVID pandemic forced us to transform the original meeting into a virtual meeting. Welcome to the First IMEMA and enjoy excellent science in a stimulating environment with us!





The main proposals of the INFOCU-LATAM are

  • To connect graduate students and health care workers interested in contributing to the development of local educational programs and guidelines for improving the early diagnosis and best clinical management of patients with fungal infections in our region
  • To promote and facilitate the conduction of collaborative multicenter studies delineated to understand the epidemiology of fungal infections in LATAM
  • To encourage advocacy initiatives necessary to convince health policy makers and hospital managers to provide better support to medical assistance to patients suffering from opportunistic and endemic fungal infections in our region


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  • ITS and TEF1α DNA Barcoding Databases
  • International Fungal Multi Locus Sequence Typing Database
  • Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases