The report is an overview of the scientific presentations at the 36th International Symposium
on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) which were related to fungal infections with a
specific focus on Candidiasis. Key topics covered include Candida infections associated with the increase
in incidence of sepsis in intensive care units, emerging strategies for early identification of appropriate
patients for empiric antifungal therapy, the new IDSA guidelines, dosing considerations for
echinocandins in critically ill patients with and without hepatic impairment, and the latest evidence to
guide treatment de-escalation decisions.
Keywords: Fungal, candidiasis, ICU, invasive, ISICEM, infections.
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