10th ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis

March 22 - 26, 2010 | Miami, Florida

This conference was held concurrently with the 2nd ASM Conference on Dimorphic Fungal Pathogens

Conference Scope

Candida is the major fungal pathogen of humans, causing infections that range from oral and vaginal candidiasis to life-threatening candidemia and invasive disease. The Candida field focuses on a broad spectrum of subjects that relate to epidemiology, drug resistance, infection, host response, and therapeutics. The Candida and Candidiasis Conference, held every two years, is the premier forum for presentation of cutting-edge advances and the latest perspectives in these diverse areas.

The 10th Conference on Candida and Candidiasis will provide a forum for the Candida research community to present the most recent developments, covering a broad spectrum, from clinical issues to molecular mechanisms, from growth of the fungus to response of the host. The conference will help chart the course of future research and facilitate the urgent necessity to understand, treat, and prevent disease.

General Session Titles:

Candida Genome Evloution
Morphogenesis and Mating
Clinical Challenges and Disease Management 
Joint with Dimorphic Fungal Pathogens
Strategies for New Diagnostics and Treatment 
Joint with Dimorphic Fungal Pathogens
Antifungal Agents and Resistance
Virulence Factors
Environmental Signalling and Adaptive Responses
Biofilms and Microbial Communities
Systems Biology
Recognition and Host Resistance
Cell Surface Biology

Evening Concurrent Focus Sessions 

Joint with Dimorphic Fungal Pathogens:

Genetic Susceptibility to Fugnal Disease
Invertebrate Model Organisms for Studies of Pathogenesis
Other Yeast Species
Cool Tools for Candida Cell and Molecular Biology
The Relationship between Fungal Dimorphism and Pathogenesis: A Reappraisal

Organizing Committees

Executive Committee: 
Judith Berman, PhD, Chair, University of Minnesota (USA)
Scott Filler, MD, Vice Chair, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (USA)

Program Committee: 

Neil Gow, PhD, University of Aberdeen (UK)
Deborah Hogan, PhD, Dartmouth College (USA)
Martin Schaller, MD, University of Tuebingen (Germany)
Martine Raymond, PhD, Université de Montréal (Canada)
Mihai Netea, MD PhD, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Kieren Marr, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (USA)
Richard Bennett, PhD, Brown University (USA)

Finance Committee: 

David Andes, MD, University of Wisconsin (USA)
Neil Clancy, MD, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
Jose Lopez-Ribot, PhD, University of Texas, San Antonio (USA)

Program/Abstract Book