This is the first centre in the world dedicated to aspergillosis. It is based at Wythenshawe Hospital, UHSM, Manchester, UK.

The centre is the main centre in the UK for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, and houses specialist diagnostics and research into all forms of aspergillosis.


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Official Public Launch
National Aspergillosis Centre

Friday, May 1, 2009 - 12:30-4:30pm
Education & Research Centre, UHSM
Wythenshawe Hospital, M23 9LT

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1:15 pm  Opening ceremony
Medical Director of UHSM – Mr Brendan Ryan
New National Aspergillosis Centre website unveiled and placed ‘on line’.

Message from Professor  Ashley Woodcock for the University of Manchester
Message from Dr Geoff Scott, Chairman of the Fungal Research Trust

Introduction to the National Aspergillosis Centre and “Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis” - Professor David Denning

1:50pm  My story – patients Sunil Thacker and Peter Allen

National Commissioning – principles and practice - Andrew Bibby, National Commissioning Group

2:30pm                                  Break

3:00pm  Chaired by Dr Geoff Scott
Current clinical and research activities

  1. Genetic markers underlying aspergillosis - Nicola Smith, PhD student
  2. Resistance in Aspergillus - Susan Howard, Clinical Scientist
  3. Embolisation to stop lung bleeding – Dr Ray Ashleigh, Consultant Radiologist
  4. Itraconazole and side effects – Jodi Lestner, Medical MRes student
  5. Getting antifungal doses right with monitoring – Dr William Hope, NIHR Senior Clinical Research Fellow

4:30pm          Concluding remarks