Advances Against Aspergillosis (AAA) Conference Feb 1-3 Lisbon, Portugal
The 8th AAA is by far the largest conference focusing specifically on Aspergillus and the diseases it causes. This website will host all of the abstracts and many slides presentations but there will also be a video crew at the meeting and we will host any resulting clips here too.
In addition to the main conference the National Aspergillosis Centre (NAC) from Manchester, UK are running a parallel meeting principally for patients & carers with the intention of promoting awareness of aspergillosis and NAC patient & carer support groups in Portugal but this is also an opportunity for non-specialist clinicians to get some information about the centre and its services that are available outside the UK as well as inside.
1st February at the 8th AAA was the first World Aspergillosis Day, launched at the patients meeting. The first year aims to promote care and support for those people that everyone involved in aspergillosis depends on but rarely acknowledge: carers and families. More on this website soon.
The Aspergillus Website
The Aspergillus Website is a worldwide comprehensive resource providing detailed information about the fungus Aspergillus and the diseases it can cause, these are usually called aspergillosis.This site is free to use and provides an encyclopaedia of Aspergillus for doctors, scientists, patients and their relatives. Some parts of the site require free registration, for
The Aspergillus Website is governed by the Fungal Infection Trust in partnership with the University of Manchester. It has an independent Editorial Board. It is supported by educational grants from the UK National Health Service and some commercial supporters.
What is Aspergillus?
Aspergillus is a fungus whose spores are present in the air we
Aspergillus in the air
Sources of high numbers of Aspergillus spores include air conditioning units, composting and damp or