13º International Meeting on Paracoccidioidomycosis

Foz do Iguaçu – October 22 - 25 - 2017

Local: Rafain Palace Hotel Convention Center

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Welcome message

Welcome to the XIII International Meeting on Paracoccidioidomycosis. PCM2017 will be at Foz de Iguaçu City/PR - 22nd and 25th October/2017 - in parallel to the Brazilian Society for Microbiology meeting.

PCM meeting is one of the most traditional events of Medical Mycology in Latin America. The PCM2017 together with Brazilian Society for Microbiology meeting will strengthen scientists, professionals and students to discuss cutting edge science in medical mycology. The presence of professionals and students from different areas of knowledge is essential to create an atmosphere for discussion and resolution of common problems.

The registration and more information about the scientific program, venue and abstract submission can be found at the website http://sbmicrobiologia.org.br/pcm2017/ Please, share this information with your colleagues!

The scientific committee is confident that the meeting will present the latest important advances of cellular and molecular biology, immunology, genetics and genomics, evolution, epidemiology, diagnostics and clinical aspects of Paracoccidioidomycosis and others fungal pathogens.

Carlos Pelleschi Taborda
President of Brazilian Society for Microbiology and the XIII Internacional meeting on Paracoccodioidomycosis

  • Date: October,19 - 21, 2016
  • Local: Rafain Palace Hotel
  • Address: Av. Olímpio Rafagnin 2357 - Parque Imperatriz - Foz do Iguaçu - Paraná

Scientific Program

General Information

What is included in your registration?

- Transfer between the hotels listed on our website and the conference location at the times established by the organizing committee.

- Conference material

- Participation in Conferences and Roundtables of SBM.

Conference hours:

Registration: 10/22/2017 from 7:30am to 9:00pm, 10/23/2017 and 10/24/2017 from 8:00am to 7:00pm and 10/25/2017 from 12:30pm to 7:00pm

Opening Ceremony: 10/22/2017 – from 8pm to 9:30pm

Poster presentation: 10/23/2017 and 10/24/2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm

Extra-courses (not included in registration fee):

Courses will have duration of 4 or 8 hours and will be distributed among the event activities.

Registration for Extra-courses can be made throughout the deadline for on-line registration and on site (depending upon availability).

Identification cards (ID): it is mandatory the use of identification cards to attend in scientific activities. ID is personal and untransferable. Bar code will be used to control access to different areas, facilitating your participation in courses and other activities.

Credential: if you lose your ID card, new ID will be issued and will cost the participant R$50,00.

On-line certificates: All certificates will be available on-line for printing on the section CERTIFICATES in participant restricted area.

P.S.: Certificates will not be sent by mail and will only be available on-line for 120 days.

Urgent medical care: Conference will feature a medical facility and a mobile ICU with professionals trained on first aid care. Mobile ICU will be parked in front of Conference site.

Dates, Deadlines and Values

Dates and Deadlines

07/01/2016 – Opening of on-line registration and abstract submission

06/15/2017 at 23h59m (Brasilia, Brazil time) – Deadline for abstract submission

07/17/2017 – Probable date for divulgation of approved abstracts

07/31/2017 – Deadline for registration with discounts

07/31/2017 – Approved abstracts linked to not-paid registrations will be canceled without further notice up to this date.

10/02/2017 – Deadline for on-line registration.

11/03/2017 a 17/10/2017 – On-line registration allowed with payment on site at the Secretariat.

Refund policy

Requests must be forward to the e-mail financeiro@sbmicrobiologia.org.br up to 08/15/2017, informing registration number, full name and bank account details for fee refund.

Only 70% of registration fee will be refunded, and bank transaction fees will also be discounted.

Refunds will be done between November 1st and 5th, 2017.

For further information, please contact us at financeiro@sbmicrobiologia.org.br.


Organizing Committee

Scientific Commission

Adriana Pardini Vicentini - IAL/SP

Anamelia Lorenzetti Bocca- UnB

Angela M. C. Soares - UNESP/Botucatu

Arnaldo Colombo - UNIFESP

Carlos Pelleschi Taborda - USP

Carla Romano - UESC/Ilheús

Célia Maria de Almeida Soares - UFG

Eduardo Bagagli - UNESP-Botucatu

Gil Benard - USP

Gustavo H. Goldman - USP/RP

Maria José Mendes Giannini - UNESP/Araraquara

Maria Heloisa S. L. Blotta - FCM-UNICAMP

Maria Sueli S. Felipe - UnB

Rosely Maria Zancopé Oliveira - Fiocruz/RJ

Rosana Puccia - UINIFESP

Sandro Rogerio de Almeida - USP

Vera Lúcia Garcia Calich - USP

International Commission

Gustavo Giusiano – Argentina

Julian Estevan Munhoz Henao – Colombia

Martha Eugenia Urán Jiménez - Colombia

Beátriz Lucia Gomes Giraldi - Universidad Rosario

Ángel González Marín - Universidad Antioquia

Juan Guilermo Mcewen Ochoa - Universidad Antioquia y Universidad Rosario

Joshua Daniel Nosanchuk – Albert Einsten College of Medicine



Abstract submission must be done in the restricted area in English imperatively up to 05/31/2017.

Up to 2 (two) abstracts can be submitted for each participant!

ATTENTION: Please review carefully the abstract before submission to avoid mistakes! Abstracts must be submitted through on-line form, in the section ABSTRACT SUBMISSION, available in the restricted area after registration.

Instructions for submission:

Steps for abstract submission

  • Step 1) Insert abstract Topic, Sub-topic, Title, Keywords and Founding Agencies;
  • Step 2) Insert authors filliations;
  • Step 3) Insert authors names;
  • Step 4) Attach abstract in PDF format according to template. Click here to upload template;
  • Step 5) Finalize submission

Abstract must be written in one page with minimum 1800 and maximum 2500 characters (with spaces) and contain a brief introduction, material and methods, discussion of results and conclusion.

Characters of Title, Authors, Filliations, Keywords and Founding Agencies will not be considered in word counting.

Abstracts submitted through mail, e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

Only unpublished, original scientific contributions among conference subject will be considered, and it is forbidden to submit published studies or research in designing phase. Acknowledgments to founding agencies are optional.

Abstracts must not contain citations nor references.

It is an author attribution to choose field of knowledge for the study. However, scientific committee can reallocate the abstract to other area if found appropriate. Abstract submissions linked to registration not-yet paid until 07/31/2017 will be canceled without further notice.

In order to check abstract approval, authors must access the section ABSTRACT SUBMISSION RESULTS in restricted area.

All abstracts accepted will be published in ONLINE in the annals, since the author who submitted the paper has paid registration fee. It will be accepted up to 2 (two) abstracts for participant.

The organizing committee reserves the right to refuse the abstracts that do not fulfill all the requirements. All abstracts must be presented in Poster presentation sections.

In this case, authors will be invited to submit the complete abstracts by e-mail. Complete abstracts will be used exclusively to this end, and will not be published on the CD or any other divulgation vehicle.

Poster assemblage and presentation

Poster must be mounted according to the program, that will be prepared by the scientific committee, and it is mandatory the presence of poster presenter during established periods.

The poster can be written in Portuguese or English (Preferably in English).

Poster must be assembled between 12pm and 2pm on the day of your presentation. Poster sessions will be held on October 23rd and 24th from 7pm to 8:30pm. If the presenter is not present, it will be facultative to the Scientific Committee to provide certificates. The maximum size of the poster will be 1.5m tall by 1.0 m width.

SBM does not prescribe a poster template. If the poster is not assembled, the authors will be prevented from presenting papers for the next two conferences.

The poster must contain:

1. a) title;

2. b) author (s);

3. c) introduction;

4. d) Material and methods (when research); diagnosis or treatment plan (when clinical cases);

5. e) results and conclusions;

6. f) references.

The responsibility for safety and possible damages to the poster is solely of the presenter. The Evaluation Committee of the Posters and the Secretariat of the Congress are not responsible for posters not removed from the panel after the display.



Registration can only be made online by the link ONLINE REGISTRATION.

In case you have forgotten your password after making your registration, click FORGOT MY PASSWORD.

The password will be sent to the e-mail registered in our database.

Upon entering the reserved area, you will be able to update your registration information, consult registration fee, proceed to payment, submit your Abstract and print receipts, certificates and abstract acceptance letter.

You must fill in all fields of the Registration Form.


For registration into the categories undergraduate student, postgraduate student (MSc / PhD / SBM Specialization) or postdoctoral fellow, it is mandatory to provide an official document issued by the Educational Institution, valid for 30 days, stating your academic status with semester/year to the e-mail: financeiro@sbmicrobiologia.org.br, fax +55 (11) 3037.7095 or by mail. Any other document will not be accepted.

You can only proceed the payment after sending this Statement to the organizing committee!

What is included in the registration fee?

- Transfer between the hotels listed on our website and the conference location at the times established by the organizing committee.

- Conference material

- Participation in Conferences and Roundtables of SBM.


In order to enjoy the benefits of Associate category it is necessary to be consenting member in the past two years.

Bank Billet for annual fees may be issued in the restricted area for members at SBM site.

Payment methods:

Bank Billet

The registration fee can be paid through Bank Billet in a one-time payment. Bank invoice will be issued after completion of the online registration form.

Credit card

Payments with credit card


After payment confirmation by the financial institution (two working days), receipt will be provided in the restricted area with digital signature.

Receipts will be issued with the same date as of fee payment.

Official Travel Agency


Rafain Palace Hotel

Av. Olímpio Rafagnin 2357 - Parque Imperatriz

Foz do Iguaçu - Paraná

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Reservation central

Telefone: (45) 3520 9494

Toll Free: 0800 645 3400

E-mail: reservas@rafainpalace.com.br