Education is a pillar of the MSGERC's mission. An important part of the MSG mission statement declares: Education - Championing excellence and innovation in the development and delivery of evidence-based medical knowledge in invasive fungal disease management for patients globally. The MSGERC sets an annual educational agenda based on current evidence in mycology and collaborates with the education committee and educational consultants to organize a variety of shared learning activities that meet the learning needs of infectious disease specialists, adult and pediatric internists, pharmacists, health care practitioners, and researchers. MSGERC educational offerings may range from high-level international forums, “air lifted” educational conferences and symposia and enduring activities providing web-accessible continuing medical education. These programs are generally for practitioners aiming to provide the best prevention, diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infections in normal and immunocompromised patient populations.
The DoctorFungus website was launched in the early 2000s and featured at the 41st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), December 2001. The original website was spearheaded by Dr. John Rex and a team of collaborators from 3 continents and a dedicated web designer. Over the last decade, the site became dormant. In 2016 MSGERC relaunched the website under a new design and branding. With the initial sponsorship by Astellas, the site is publicly available at www.drfungus.org. This website features key updated encyclopedic features of the original site and includes Case of the Month. To submit a case of the month, contact Peter G. Pappas, MD
The MSGERC hosts a conference every two years whereby the fungal "state of the science" is presented by key opinion leaders in pre-clinical, veterinary, clinical areas. The MSGERC Biennial Meeting provides an opportunity to generate new research concepts to address current and emerging unmet needs. During this meeting academic investigators, junior investigators/fellows, private infectious disease practitioners, industry and government members join together for these common aims.
The Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium (MSGERC) builds on its thirty-eight year legacy of scientific and academic expertise in mycology to collectively understand the needs of healthcare professionals in the field of mycology, institutions and companies worldwide. These include, but are not limited to the following:
The MSGERC works with infectious disease key opinion leaders who have a broad range of expertise in a wide variety of patient populations, including oncology, rheumatology, pediatrics, HIV, and tropical medicine. During its Biennial Meeting, the MSGERC invites key opinion leaders to present current pre-clinical, genomic, epidemiologic and clinical lectures addressing Endemic Mycoses, Cryptococcosis, Candidiasis, and Aspergillosis. Each set of lectures is followed by facilitated discussions. Video-taped lectures are featured on the MSGERC Youtube channel, Doctor Fungus website, and CDC Websites to disseminate information and learning opportunities.
The MSGERC works in tandem with key CME providers Terranova Medica, LLC and University of Nebraska Center of Continuing Education, School of Medicine.Many CMEs are currently available at the MSGERC Continuing Education Portal www.FungusCME.org.
For your convenience, we have listed upcoming meetings for 2018. You may see some of our members on the agenda.T
|AAA - Advances against Aspergillosis||Feb 1-3, 2018||http://aaa2018.org||Lisbon, Portugal|
|ASM Conference on Candida||Apr 15-10, 2018||http://www.asm.org||Providence, RI|
|ASM Microbe||Jun 7-11, 2018||http://www.asm.org||Atlanta, GA|
|ICHS- International Immunocompromised Host Sociaty||Jun 17-19 , 2018||https://ichs2018.com||Athens, Greece|
|ISHAM||Jun 20-July4, 2018||http://isham2018.org||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Molecular Mycology||Jul 30-Aug 15||http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/molecular-mycology/||Woods Hole, MA|
|MSGERC BIENNIAL MEETING||Sept 25-28, 2018||http://msgerc.org||Big Sky, MT|
|ID Week||Oct 3-7, 2018||http://idweek.org||San Francisco, CA USA|
|CHEST||Oct 6-10, 2018||http://chestmeeting.chestnet.org||San Antonio, TX|
|ASH||Nov 28-Dec 4, 2018||http://hematology.org/meetings||San Diego, CA|
In addition to our long-standing commitment to generating educational outreach, MSG-member scholarly activities continue to contribute to awareness and education of mycology topics and treatment guidelines globally, including:
Lisa Tushla, PhD (Educational Consultant)
Tom Davis (Educational Consultant)
Lois Colburn (Educational Consultant)