PentaTr@ining: Fungal Infections in Paediatrics – Online course kicks off 

19 Sep, 2022

On September 19, 2022, we kicked off our exciting new online course, “Fungal Infections in Paediatrics” on our PentaTr@ining platform, with over 100 delegates logging in from across the world. The interactive course will run on our recently upgraded virtual learning platform, providing space for students and faculty to engage and collaboratively solve problems around delivering new and improved treatment options for fungal infections in neonates and children worldwide. 

A very exciting week, as we launch the very first training course aimed at improving the knowledge about Fungal Infections in neonates and children, and how to manage these often serious and complicated infections in the best way. I am proud that together with support from Penta Child Health, the ESPID and the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology this training course is made accessible to every health care professional in the world. And very much looking forward to meet our first cohort of students during our interactive webinars.” 

— Prof. Adilia Warris – Course Lead

The training topics will be discussed via a series of expert video presentations and  clinical cases, illustrated with tables and figures, and with links to major papers on the specific topic and websites. Moreover, live ‘Ask the Expert’ webinars are incorporated into each module, where delegates will have the opportunity to submit and discuss specific burning questions with the course tutors in real-time. 

Led by internationally recognized experts in their field, many of whom are part of the Penta Fungal Infections Working Group and EPMyN network, this timely course provides participants with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and improve their ability to diagnose and treat invasive fungal infections in children and identify complications and early signs of infection. As well as that, the training offers a unique platform for cultivating new networking channels and further collaborations among all our participants. 

A big thank you to our sponsors of this course, ESPID and MRC Centre for Medical Mycology and University of Exeter. Their generosity and continued support is key to helping us build capacity among the paediatric healthcare workers of today – and the next generation too! 

Visit our PentaTr@ining webpage for more on our courses.

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