World Aspergillosis Day, 1 February 2021
By GAtherton

World Aspergillosis Day is almost upon us!


The aim of World Aspergillosis Day is to raise awareness of this fungal infection that like several other fungal infections worldwide is often under-diagnosed. Diagnosis of aspergillosis is difficult and requires specialist expertise (eg UK National Aspergillosis Centre, a European Confederation of Medical Mycology Cente of Excellence), but it also frequently occurs alongside much more common illnesses such as asthma, tuberculosis, COPD. Fungal nodules occasionally get mistaken for lung tumours.


World Aspergillosis Day, patient & carers symposium on Shortening the Patient Journey. 10am UTC on Zoom.


To mark WAD 2021 the National Aspergillosis Centre will hold a symposium for patients & carers. The theme is ‘Shortening the Patient Journey’ and we will hold a discussion on everyone’s journey to getting am aspergillosis diagnosis. We will try to identify how we can all help shorten the journey.

There will also be a chance to contribute to what the list of research aims as defined by patients and carers should be. We aim to get our researchers to add some of them to their projects.

The event will be held on Zoom and will be free to attend. If you would like to join us on the day, you can access the details via Facebook.

Or by emailing

There are a number of activities happening on the day, you can find out more here.