Mission Statement:


The International Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS) is the premier, international, multi-disciplinary forum for scientific and clinical interchange to improve understanding and management of the immunocompromised host.



ICHS has an active membership of approximately 600 members; mainly practicing clinicians and researchers. ICHS holds an International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host every other year, the 2016 Symposium was its 19th Symposium where we met in Santiago, Chile.





The ICHS is governed by a Council and Executive Committee of the Council who are voted into office by the membership.

 Executive Committee of the Council  International Council
 Monica Slavin, President, Australia Jose M Aguado, Spain
 Hans H. Hirsch, President Elect, Switzerland Robin Avery, USA
 Murat Akova , Vice President, Turkey Matteo Bassetti, Italy
 Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, Past President, USA Roy Chemaly, USA
 Thomas F. Patterson, Treasurer, USA Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Brazil
  Michael G Ison, USA
  Thomas Lehrnbecher, Germany
   Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, USA
  Steven Pergam, USA

Joint Initiatives with Societies:


ICHS partners with other societies and conferences to actively support education about the immunocompromised patient.  Joint workshops, symposia, meet-the-experts sessions are held in conjunction with ICAAC, IDSA, ECCMID and TIFI.


ICHS Awards:


ICHS sponsors awards for the best abstract on infections in the immunocompromised at various events.


Mycology Initiative:


ICHS has co-sponsored a series of initiatives on Mycology.  The Mycology Initiative is an accredited education program for physicians, health-care practitioners and medical students. It is designed to provide leading edge information in the epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infections in the immunocompromised host. 


There are three Mycology Initiatives published, with several more planned for the future.  Members receive copies of the monographs and have access to download the slides from the Members Section of the web site.


Mycology Initiative Program One: Opportunistic Fungi in the Immunocompromised


Mycology Initiative Program Two: Opportunistic Fungi in Cancer and Hematopoietic in Stem-Cell Transplant Patients


Mycology Initiative Program Three: Fungal Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients



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