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Expert Panel for Antifungal Prophylaxis in
Lung Transplant Recipients


Lung transplant recipients have the highest incidence of fungal infections among solid organ recipients. In order to prevent fungal infections, various antifungal prophylactic agents and strategies have been developed; however, these strategies have shown inconsistent efficacy and safety results with no consensus on appropriate use of antifungals in lung recipients.

The ISHLT Infectious Diseases Council has taken a lead in convening a fungal expert panel with global representation. The objective of the panel is to assess the current data and recommend the strategies based on the GRADE system (The Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation).

The group will be co-chaired by Shahid Husain from Canada, Orla Morrissey from Australia, and Amparo Solé from Spain.

Members of the expert panel representing North America include:

Robin Avery
Lara Danziger-Isakov
Aric Gregson
Denis Hadjiliadis
Me-Linh Luong
Fernanda Silveira
Sam Weigt
Aimee Zaas

Representing South America:

Alessandro Pasqualotto

Representing Europe:

Christian Benden
Eliane Billaud
Kate Gould
Paolo Grossi
Victor Monforte
Antonio Roman

The panel is scheduled to submit its recommendations to the board in a year's time.