MSGERC Grand Rounds Webinar Series

MSGERC Grand Rounds: The WHO Fungal Priority List – Addressing Research and Clinical Needs

In October, 2022, the World Health Organization released the fungal priority pathogens list. This is the first global effort to systematically prioritize these important pathogens, addressing research, public health action, and clinical needs. In this webinar, the MSGERC draws together experts to address the top five fungal pathogens from the list in an engaging, interactive format.

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Time: Noon – 2:30 pm CT (2.5 hours)


Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, FECMM, CMQ

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Memorial Hermann Endowed Chair
Vice-Chair of Medicine for Healthcare Quality
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
McGovern Medical School
Houston, Texas, USA

Peter G. Pappas, MD, FACP

William E. Dismukes Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Mycoses Study Group
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

George R. Thompson III, MD

Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Clinical Consultant UC-Davis Center for Coccidioidomycosis
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology University of California – Davis
Sacramento, California, USA

Jose A. Vazquez, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Chief, Division of Infectious Disease
Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia, USA

Joseph N Jarvis, MSC, MBBS, MRCP, PHD, DTM

Professor of Tropical Medicine and International Health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Research Associate
Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana

Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, PhD

Research Scientist
Mycology Reference Laboratory
National Centre for Microbiology
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Madrid, Spain


Director of Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services
New South Wales Health Pathology
Westmead Hospital
Sydney, Australia