Overview

The Australian and New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group (ANZMIG) is a special interest group (SIG) of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID).

ANZMIG exists and operates as a SIG of ASID and conforms to the rules and constitution of ASID and the Guidelines for formation of Special Interest Groups in ASID. These operational Guidelines form a basis for the continued operation of ANZMIG and in the conduct of its business activities within the SIG framework of ASID.

Mission:

To promote excellence in clinical and laboratory mycology through collaborative clinical and translational research focussed on improving patient-centred outcomes

Vision:

To foster and advance education and training in the pathogenesis, microbiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human fungal infections including an understanding of research methodology and critical analysis.

To develop national guidelines for management of mycological infections.

To facilitate and promote investigator-initiated, collaborative clinical and applied mycological research throughout Australia and New Zealand

To develop high quality research programs in mycology and mycologically-related diseases.

ANZMIG Membership

Membership of ANZMIG is open to all financial members of ASID, both full and associate.

ASID members who wish to become members of ANZMIG can do so by sending an email to the ANZMIG secretary, Sarah Kidd via the ASID office at admin@asid.net.au.

The Business Committee secretary will maintain a list of ANZMIG members.

ANZMIG Business

Expressions of interest to attend ANZMIG Business meetings:

The format and timing of ANZMIG meetings has changed. The ANZMIG Business Committee meets 3 times per year. The first and third meetings are held during the day, typically at an airport meeting room. The second meeting will be held at a city hotel in the late afternoon to evening, with dinner. All meetings begin with a scientific session comprising interesting and relevant mycology case presentations or research. Funding is limited to early career researchers and registrars who are financial members of ASID, who demonstrate a keen interest in contributing to ANZMIG. Attendee selection will depend upon the location of the meeting, interest and activity in mycology, and the number of regional attendees already registered.

ASID members who would like to attend are asked to contact the ANZMIG Secretary to register their interest (sarah.kidd@health.sa.gov.au). Invitation to attend will be at the discretion of the ANZMIG Executive.