Welcome Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is an honour to welcome you to the 6th Asia Pacific Society for Medical Mycology Congress in Kuta - Bali, Indonesia. We are proud to invite you again after the historical 1st APSMM Congress in Nusa Dua, Bali in 1997.

The field of medical mycology has witnessed advances and breakthroughs in research and clinical therapeutics in recent years. This event will be an excellent venue to share knowledge and experiences to combat the ever-increasing incidence rate of fungal infections, either superficial or systemic infections. Mycotoxins, fungal metabolites linked to diseases such as cancer, nephropathy, hormonal disorder, and impaired immunity will also be discussed.

The theme of the congress, “Medical mycology in Asia Pacific: Towards One Health,” reflects the need of collaborative efforts among multidisciplinary health science professions to attain optimal results for the betterment of human and animal health, a concept which is known as "One Health".

The meeting consists of pre-congress workshops, plenary sessions and symposia. The pre-congress workshops, are intended for beginners in medical mycology, and laboratory examination in the diagnosis of fungal infections.Selected advance techniques will also be introduced. In the plenary session, international faculty members will share their clinical and research experiences. For the symposia, we invite all experts of various disciplines related to mycology from Asia Pacific and beyond to join and contribute by submitting abstracts relating their experiences and studies. Selected abstracts relevant to the topics of the symposia will be allocated to symposia session. The rest will be allocated to free communication session or poster session. This congress will be an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience at an international level, while fostering collaboration opportunity for further research.

Kuta, Bali is one of the popular tourist destinations in the world. It is lined with a five mile stretch of sandy beach and beautiful waves suitable for surfing, sunbathing, and swimming. The beach has been notably known since 1970. Kuta itself as the center of an extensive tourist-oriented urban area, has many things to offer.

This time, the Indonesian Society for Human and Animal Mycology (INSHAM) together with the Indonesian Society for Dermatology and Venereology, Bali Chapter (PERDOSKI Bali) will host the 6th ASPMM Congress in conjunction with National Symposium on Tropical Skin Infection for local participants. The pre-congress workshop is organized in cooperation with the Asia Fungal Working Group (AFWG).

We hope that you will enjoy the congress and also take some time to experience the rich cultural Bali.




Hideoki OGAWA
President of APSMM, CEO,  Juntendo University, Tokyo

Kusmarinah BRAMONO
Organizing Chairperson, Professor Dermatology Venereology, Fac.of Medicine Univ. of Indonesia