Abstract submission deadline: February 1st, 2018 

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Congresses of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) are only held every  three years and provide clinicians, scientists and students an exciting opportunity to meet at an international forum dedicated solely to the study of medical mycology.

Thus, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 20th ISHAM congress 2018 to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 30 June – 4 July 2018.

ISHAM congresses are well recognized for their innovative scientific programs and congeniality to foster friendships with  other colleagues. Many lifelong professional friendships have been formed at ISHAM congresses.

The 20th ISHAM will be co-hosted by the Netherland Society of Medical Mycology (NVMy). We aim to have this ISHAM congress registered into the history books as one of the best ever. The Netherlands has a strong track record in mycology and has an impressive track record of leading scientists in fungal research. And of course the well-known Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute (CBS) in Utrecht. The Scientific Committee members guarantee a strong and attractive scientific program spanning all the hot topics in medical and clinical mycology. Let us welcome you to Amsterdam, a place of many inspiring and surprising faces. No other city mixes cosmopolitan style and relaxed atmosphere quite like Amsterdam, where our hospitable nature attracts an excitingly diverse population. We invite you to join us and make our metropolis your own during your stay.

See you in Amsterdam in June 2018!

The organising committee:

Paul E. Verweij, Congress president
Jacques F. Meis, Vice-president
Ferry Hagen, Treasurer
G. Sybren de Hoog, Chair Scientific Committee