179. Novel Insights into Host Defense during Fungal Infection
Friday, October 9, 2015: 3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Room: 6--CF
Co-organized with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which the mammalian immune system responds to fungal challenge
  • identify important genetic syndromes that result in inherited susceptibility to fungal disease

Target Audience: Vaccinologists, Scientists, Researchers, Investigators, Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, HIV specialists, HIV clinicians, Fellows, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Trainee, Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, Adult ID, HIV-STD-TB

Moderators:  Michail Lionakis, MD, ScD, National Institutes of Health and Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, PhD, FIDSA, Rhode Island Hospital

3:45 PM
5:15 PM
Intracellular Fate of Fungi
Jatin Vyas, MD, PhD, FIDSA

CME Credits: Maximum of 2.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session

ACPE Number:


M. Lionakis, None

E. Mylonakis, T2 biosystems: Grant Investigator , Research grant
Astellas Pharma: Board Member and Grant Investigator , Consulting fee and Grant recipient
Boehringer Ingelheim: Grant Investigator , Research grant

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