Since its inception in 2006, when 50 individuals met together in a room during International Society for Human and Animal Mycoses (ISHAM) in Paris, the EAPCRI/FPCRI continues to gain momentum. The foundation links 86 participants in 69 centres in 29 countries and has expanded to include centres in North America, Australia and South America. EAPCRI/FPCRI is a cohesive force bringing together Infectious Diseases specialists, medical Microbiologists, Haematologists, Clinical Scientists Epidemiologists, Statisticians and industrial partners working symbiotically together. Systematic research through a series of specimen panels sent out between to 24 test centres across Europe, USA and Australia, followed by meticulous analysis of results and methodologies has produced optimized standardised methodology.
The EAPCRI achieved the following: