Welcome Letter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to attend the 5th Symposium on Diagnosis and Therapy of Fungal Diseases (5th DTFD), which will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, 10 October 2017, in Crowne Plaza Hotel

The next DTFD is the fifth national meeting in the series organized by the Serbian Society of Medical Mycology (SSMM) supported by European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Republic of Serbia and Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade.

DTFD has become an important and essential national meeting in the field of fungal diseases, a forum in which mycologists, clinicians and basic researchers from different fields exchange research results and opinions on medical mycology practice. The outstanding scientific program will include plenary sessions on fungal infections and round table sessions.

The meeting is designed for medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, hematologists, oncologists, intensive care units doctors, immunologists, dermatologists, pediatricians and all those with interests in medical mycology. We expect the 5th DTFD to be at least as successful as previous symposiums.

The venue for the 5th DTFD is located in Belgrade, Serbia. Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia with easy access from any part of the world thanks to its International Airport, motorway and railway networks. The city lies at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. It has an urban population of more than 2 million people, making it one of the largest cities of Southeastern Europe. Its name translates to white city. Belgrade’s wider city area was the birthplace of the largest prehistoric culture of Europe, the Vinča culture, as early as the 6th millennium BC. Now Belgrade has its own autonomous government, has a special administrative status in the territorial organization of Serbia, and is the financial center of Serbia.

We look forward to greeting you in Serbia and discuss new developments in medical mycology!

Prof. Dragana Janic and Prof Valentina Arsic Arsenijevic
On Behalf of Organizing and Scientific Committee