Preliminary Program

11.13.2019 (Wednesday)

WORKSHOPS
PLACE: SÃO RAFAEL HOSPITAL
09:00 - 12:00 Workshop I: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF HARD TO TREAT FUNGAL INFECTIONS
Coordinators: GIOVANNI BREDA (BRAZIL) and MARCELLO MAGRI (BRAZIL)
- This Is going to be an interactive session with discussion of selected clinical cases to illustrate challenges in the clinical management of fungal infections highlighting variables relevant for the process of clinical decision making in different scenarios.
Panelists: FILIPE PROHASKA (BRAZIL), CARLA SAKUMA DE OLIVEIRA (BRAZIL), GIOVANNI BREDA (BRAZIL), MARCELLO M. C. MAGRI (BRAZIL), NANCI SILVA (BRAZIL), VALERIO AQUINO (BRAZIL)
09:00 - 12:00 Workshop II: APLICATIONS OF MALDI TOF IN MEDICAL MYCOLOGY
Coordinators: JOÃO NÓBREGA DE ALMEIDA JÚNIOR (BRAZIL), ELIZABETH BERKOW (USA) and MARIA GORETH BARBERINO (BRAZIL)
- This section will discuss different protocols for protein extraction, quality control of the full process, how to access different databank and how to develop new database to incorporate protein profiles of new fungal pathogens
- Basic concepts of MALDI TOF
Speaker: ELIZABETH BERKOW (USA)
- Demonstration of protein extraction of yeasts and MALDI on instrument
Speaker: NATALIE NUNNALLY (USA)
- Demonstration of protein extraction of molds and MALDI on instrument
Speaker: JOÃO NÓBREGA DE ALMEIDA JÚNIOR (SP)
- Lecture/demo on adding spectra to internal database for MS (Part 1)
Speaker: JOÃO NÓBREGA DE ALMEIDA JÚNIOR (SP)
- Lecture/demo on adding spectra to internal database for MS (Part 2)
Speaker: NATALIE NUNNALLY (USA)
- Lecture on using MicrobeNet (and other publically available resources) for identification
Speaker: ELIZABETH BERKOW (USA)
13:00 - 16:00 Workshop III: HOW TO INVESTIGATE FUNGAL OUTBREAKS
Coordinator: TOM CHILLER (USA)
- During this session the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will present experiences they faced in real life to illustrate how to detect, investigate and control fungal outbreaks documented in different scenarios
Panelists: ANDREAS ESPINOSA (COLOMBIA), ELIZABETH BERKOW (USA), DIEGO CACERES CONTRERAS (USA), JOHN ROSSOW (USA) and TOM CHILLER (USA)
13:00 - 16:00 Workshop IV: LABORATORIAL DIAGNOSIS OF THE ENDEMIC SYSTEMIC MYCOSIS AND CRYPTOCOCCOSIS
Coordinators: GILDA M. B. DEL NEGRO (BRAZIL) and ROSELY ZANCOPE (BRAZIL)
- This session will present a critical review on conventional methods , serologies and non-culture based tests useful for the diagnosis and monitorization of clinical response of patients with endemic systemic mycosis and cryptococcosis
13:00-13:20 - Conventional techniques for diagnosis of endemic mycoses: strengths and pitfalls
Speaker: ALEXANDRO BONIFAZ (MEXICO)
13:30-13:50 - Merits and disadvantages to the immunodiagnostic of endemic mycoses
Speaker: ROSELY ZANCOPE (BRAZIL)
14:00-14:20 - Novel approaches on commercial kits for the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections
Speaker: DIEGO CACERES CONTRERAS (EUA)
14:30-14:50 - Critical analysis of the clinical use of lateral flow assay in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis
Speaker: JOSE VIDAL (BRAZIL)
15:00-16:00 - Practical demonstration of immunodiagnostic tests for endemic mycoses end cryptococcosis and discussion about the approval process and clinical implementation of non-culture based tests in the mycologic routine diagnostic.