Western Anatolia Fungal Study Group is an amateur and independent study group which was established in 2006 particularly to provide information exchange in the subject of fungal infections among specialist doctors monitoring the immune suppressed patients, to form a language unity and to improve the corporation with the representatives from other fields. Specialists from Infectious diseases, Clinical Microbiology and Medical Microbiology from Adnan Menderes University, Akdeniz University, Celal Bayar University, Dokuz Eylül University, Ege University, Pamukkale University, Süleyman Demirel University and İzmir Education and Research Hospital take place in the group.

The first group meeting was held on 15-16 April 2006. Since then, regular meetings have been held at least three times a year. In these meetings, in addition to sharing the scientific topics chosen before, from the third year onwards, multi centered study plans and results of them have been discussed. In these meetings, when necessary, specialists from other fields (Chest diseases, radiology, pathology, etc.) who are interested in topics are invited and the topics are discussed elaborately. In the beginning, the group met in order to increase the level of knowledge and make common protocols. Today, however, the group has started to make scientific works when the topics are discussed thoroughly. Our first scientific articles were published in the Klimik Journal Volume 21 Special Issue 2. This special issue consisted of compilations of the group members on the subject of "Invasive Fungal Infection in Lungs". As a follow up, "Fungal Infections of Central Nerve System" has been prepared to be published in the same journal. Apart from these compilations, intended multi centered studies are presented in the congresses individually and being prepared to be published.


Adnan Menderes University  Faculty of Medicine
Dr. M. Bülent Ertuğrul
Dr. Barçın Öztürk
Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Özge Turhan
Dr. Betil Özhak Baysan
Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Çiğdem Banu Çetin
Dr. Şebnem Şenol
Ege University Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Hüsnü Pullukçu
Dr. Meltem Taşbakan
Dr. Dilek Metin
Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Nur Yapar
Dr. Vildan Avkan-Oğuz
Dr. Sema Alp-Çavuş
İzmir Education And Research Hospital
Dr. Meltem Avcı
Dr. Gülşen Mermut
Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Suzan Saçar
Dr. Selda Sayın-Kutlu
Dr. Çağrı Ergin
Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Onur Kaya

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