Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Report : XIX Annual Conference

XIX Annual Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists,
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Combined Chapter (IAMM TAPC Chapter)
Organised by :
Department of Microbiology,  S.V.S.Medical College, Mahabubnagar
29th to 31st January 2016


The  XIX Annual Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Combined Chapter – IAMM TAPC Chapter was  organized  by the  Department of Microbiology,  S.V.S.Medical College, Mahabubnagar f rom 29th to 31st January 2016.. Dr. Vasanti Kabra  Professor  and Head of Department of Microbiology, S.V.S.Medical college, Mahabubnagar conducted the conference as Organizing secretary.  About 250 faculty and postgraduates from the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are participated in the conference. 
First day is the pre-conference  CME (continuing medical education) programme on 29-01-2016. It covered the “recent advances in clinical and microbiological aspects of Mycotic infections”.   Dr. Uma Tendulkar, Professor of Microbiology, Lokamanya Tilak Medical college, Mumbia  spoke  on Fungal rhinosinusitis. Dr. P.Umabala ,Associate  professor from NIMS  presented  on  Emerging and remerging invasive yeast infections.  Dr. Ranganatha Iyer, senior microbiologist from Global Hospitals, Hyderabad  delivered a lecture on Fungal infections in organ transplant recipients.  Later there was  a lecture on Regulatory policies and scientific affairs of Mosanto India. Afternoon,  there was discussion  on Processing of Clinical specimens in Mycology Laboratory by Dr. Anupama Jyothi Kindo, from Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai.  After the lectures, the slide demonstrations  were arranged on various fungi with discussions and practical  shows.
On the  first day of conference, on 30-1-2016, many of the postgraduates and faculty  presented papers  in various competitions of presenting their research work papers.  The prestigious Dr. C.S.Bhaskaran award  prize papers were held  on the first day of conference.  Dr. Kola Rajyalakshmi Memorial oration was  delivered by Dr. T.V.Rao from Travancore Medical College, Kollam, on “the emerging technologies in diagnostic microbiology and challenges to the young microbiologists” .  Dr. Ranganatha Iyer  presented a Guest Lecture on , “Theatre Issues in Infection Control” . The General Body Meeting was conducted on the afternoon of 30-1-2016. The venue of the next conference was decided as : The Department of Microbiology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh with Dr. K.R.L.Surya Kirani, Professor and Head of the Department as the Organizing Secretary. Dr. vasanti Kabra, Organising Secretary of the XIX IAMM TAPC Annual State Conference was elected as the new President of IAMM TAPC Chapter and she took charge from Dr. B.Anuradha, Professor and Head of Microbiology, Mamatha Medical College, Khammam.   On the second day of conference, on 31-01-2016, Dr. Usha Kalavat from SVIMS, Tirupati  presented a guest lecture on “Advances in Molecular diagnosis of Infectious diseases”.  Later , a quiz programme for the post-graduate students was conducted by Dr. D.S.Murty , Secretary of IAMM TAPC Chapter.
The following is a list of various categories of presentations and the  list of prize winners :

Dr.Rajyalakshmi Memorial Oration
Dr. T V Rao
Dr.C.S. Bhaskaran Award  
Dr.Girisha, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
Rangaraya Medical College Senior Faculty Award  
Dr. Suryakirani, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
Smt B.S.Laxmi Memorial Prize For Junior Faculty
Dr. Padmaja, NIzams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
Sri B.Krishna Rao Memorial Prize For Postgraduates
1)      Dr.M.M.Sirisha, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
2)      Dr.K. Naga Soujanya, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
Dr. Satyanarayana Memorial Prize For PG Quiz
1)      Dr. N V Hemalatha, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam
2)      Dr. V. Satya Chandrika,  Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
Sri I.S.N.Murty Memorial Prize For Posters  
1)      Dr. Vijayalakshmi, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool
2)      Dr. L. Bhaskar, SVS Medical College, Mahabubnagar
Dr. Ahmed Sardar, SVS Medical      College, Mahabubnagar
Guntur Medical College Prize For PG Pedagogy
1)      Dr. K.Ravi kiran, Guntur Medical  College, Guntur
2)      Dr. N V Hemalatha, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam
Smt M. Lakshminarasamma Memorial prize for Best Outgoing PG
Dr. Cheekaramelli Meena
Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
Free Papers
1)      Dr. Neelvani, SRMC, Chennai
2)      Dr. Sunitha Pakalapaty, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad
Dr.B.Soniya Rani, SVMedical College, Tirupathi

Dr. D.S.Murty,
Secretary, Indian Association  of Medical Microbiologists, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Combined Chapter (IAMM TAPC Chapter), Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Osmania Medical college, Hyderabad

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