BSHAM – SFMM Joint Symposium 2020

The Belgian Society of Human and Animal Mycology (BSHAM) and the French Society for Medical Mycology / Société Française de Mycologie Médicale (SFMM) are proud to present a two-day joint meeting dedicated to the latest in medical mycology.
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Thursday, 04/06/2020

Start @ 13h: lunch

14h – 15h30: Superficial infections. What’s new for the dermatophytes?

  • Dermatophyte nomenclature from head to toe: D. Stubbe & A. Packeu
  • Update on the laboratory diagnosis of dermatophytosis: M.-P. Hayette
  • Terbinafine and itraconazole resistance in dermatophytes: an emerging problem: M. Monod
  • Comparison of the epidemiology of tinea capitis in Belgium and France: R. Sacheli & S. Brun

15h30 – 16h: Coffee break

16h – 16h30: Poster session

16h30-17h30: Grand Rounds: J. Maertens, D. Vogelaers, P. Verweij, B. Sendid (Chair: K. Lagrou)


Friday, 05/06/2020

Start @ 8h30

9h – 10h30: Azole resistance in Aspergillus

  • Molecular epidemiology: P. Verweij
  • Environment: S. Rocchi
  • Invasive aspergillosis: J. Maertens
  • Chronic aspergillosis: H. Guegan
  • Perspectives in the era of azole resistance: J.-P. Gangneux

10h30 – 11h: Coffee break

11h – 12h: Fungal Mycobiome

  • Mycology 2.0: pro and cons of NGS for respiratory specimens: C. Angebault & F. Botterel
  • The intestinal barrier as a target for pathobiont: the Candida albicans model: F. Dalle & L. Basmaciyan

12h – 13h30: Lunch

13h30 – 14h50: Oral presentations selected from abstracts

14h50 – 15h50: Pneumocystis

  • Hematology/SOT: M. Hites
  • New criteria for PJP: T. Mercier
  • New diagnostic techniques: M. Gits-Muselli
  • Transmission: S. Le Gal

15h50 – 16h: Close of the symposium

The conference will take place at Thagaste, a historic monastery where Augustinian monks still live and work.

Academiestraat 1
9000 Gent

More info on how to reach the venue can be found on this website.

Join us for the conference dinner on the evening of June 4th, organized right at heart of the beautiful city of Ghent at the Foyer of NT Gent.


Registration is separate and costs 50€ (drinks included). Places are limited.


You are invited to submit your mycology research in the form of an abstract. You are allowed to resubmit abstracts that have been presented earlier. The best abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.

You can submit your abstracts here (deadline: 30 April 2020).