Tuesday, February 13, 2018


All the members can share their views and suggestions for the  betterment of the functioning of the association and conduction of the conferences. You can submit  your message in the "comments"section below this post - you have to write your name and address with designation along with your comment. The comments will be published  after verification. Comments with personal grievances , allegations or derogative remarks or harsh words will be excluded as a rule. Any personal grievances shall be addressed to the secretary through email/phone but not here, as this is a general forum to reflect the varied ideas. 
Dr. K.R.L.Suryakirani
Ex-Officio President of IAMM TAPC Chapter 
Professor and Head
Department of Microbiology
Rangaraya Medical COllege, Kakinada
As a senior member,ex-treasurer,ex vicepresident and ex president of the association,I have a few suggestions for the organising secretaries of the future conferences.
I had been attending conferences of IAPM AND IAMM State chapters.There are always some discrepancies arising in one way or other in the prize paper sessions. In this connection I take the liberty to give a few guidelines  for smooth conduction of prize paper sessions.
1. Three judges to be contacted prior to the conference for each of 4 prize sessions namely Dr.C.S. bhaskaran,B S Lakshmi,BK Rao and RMC prizes.Two judges for each of the free paper sessions.if sufficient number of judges are not awailable they can  be repeated.Momentos can be given only once in the valedictory.
judges should confirm their acceptance  and stick to the time allotted.
  •  (Editor's Note : The proposal of three judges for prize paper sessions, is already raised in the general body meeting by Dr. Nagamani, HOD of Gandhi Medical College, and it has been accepted by the general body.)
2.the judges should not be from the same institution as that of participants ,to avoid the impression of biased judgement.
3.the judges should be given the copy of the guidelines given by sponsorers along with the marks sheet.They should give their individual marks,compare at the end of the session.they should total the marks,take an average and decide.the judges have to write the name of the winner duly signed by all three of them.
it is better to announce the  name by the judges at end of the session itself.though the prize is given in valedictory.this will avoid all embarrassment to the judges and organisers later on.
4.The objections regarding judges by the participants/audience/judges themselves should be sorted out before the start of the session and avoid discussions at a later date.
5.The participants should take the judgement as final and accept with grace and sportive spirit ,without bakdoor comments to avoid embarrassment for the winners.

Conference Report : XXI IAMM TAPC Chapter Annual Conference 2018

19th, 20th & 21st January 2018
Theme: Invisible Invaders to Amazing Alleles

            The IAMM TAPC Chapter 21st Annual State Conference 2018 with the theme “Invisible Invaders to Amazing Alleles” was organized by the Department of Microbiology, Narayana Medical College, Nellore from 19th to 21st January 2018 headed by Dr. P. Sreenivasulu Reddy, Prof & HOD, Department of Microbiology, Narayana Medical College as the Organizing Secretary.
            On 19th January 2018, Pre Conference CME cum workshop was conducted on “ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING METHODS” which was attended by faculty and post Graduates of various colleges and hospitals of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. Dr. V. Lakshmi, Director, Credence Diagnostic Centre; Professor, Department of Microbiology, Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Hyderabad, enlightened the delegates with the topic on “An Update on CLSI Guidelines for AST” which was followed by the Inaugural function of the CME. Demonstration on “Antibiotic Resistance Detection Methods” was conducted by the faculty of Department of Microbiology, Narayana Medical College.
            In the post lunch session, Dr. K. Sridharan Satyamurthy, SRMCRI, Chennai delivered a guest lecture on “EUCAST Guidelines on interpretation of AST Methods”. The CME concluded with guest lecture on “VITEK 2 & Expert Analysis” by Dr. R. Lakshmi Kiranmayi, Scientific Support Manager, bioMerieux – India.
            The Day 1 of the Conference, 20th January 2018, started with “Dr. K. Rajyalakshmi Oration” by Dr. V. Lakshmi on the topic “Simple and Rapid Assays – My Passion”. It was followed by Inaugural function of the conference which was presided by the Presiding officer, Dr. G. Veera Nagi Reddy (Principal, NMC) followed by the guest of Honor, Dr. C.V. Rao (Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. NTRUHS), Dr. Raja Rao (Chairperson AP Medical Council), Dr. G. Ashok Reddy (Observer AP Medical Council), Dr. K.R.L Surya Kirani (President of IAMM TAPC Chapter), Dr. D.S. Murthy (Secretary of IAMM TAPC Chapter), Dr. B. Ramakrishna Rao, (Medical Superintendant, NMCH), Dr. Sreeram Satish (Additional MS) and Dr. P. Sreenivasulu Reddy, Organizing Secretary of the Conference. The speakers emphasized on the importance of Clinical Microbiologists in preventing antibiotic resistance. The inaugural function was attended by all the delegates.
            Following the inaugural function was the Presidential Oration on “Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy: Techniques and Applications” by Prof. Dr. K. R. L. Surya Kirani. This was followed by 4 paper presentations under the Dr. C. S. Bhaskaran Prize Paper Category.
The Post lunch session started with a guest lecture on “Challenges in the Diagnosis of Fungal infections” by Dr. Anupama Jyothi Kindo, Prof & HOD, Department of Microbiology, SRMCRI, Chennai. Senior and eminent persons in the field of Microbiology - Dr. V. Lakshmi, Dr. Sree Ramarao, Dr. Subbarayudu, Dr. Krishnamurthy and Dr. Jyothi Padmaja were felicitated. This was followed by 4 paper presentations under the Sri. B. K. Rao Memorial Prize Papers for the post graduates. The session ended with General Body Meeting by electing a new Executive Body. The day ended with Cultural Program and Banquet.
The last day of the conference started with 5 paper presentations under the RMC Senior Faculty Prize Papers followed by P.G Pedagogy (Guntur Medical College Prize) presentations by Post Graduates of Guntur Medical College (Guntur), Andhra Medical College (Vizag), Gandhi Medical College (Secunderabad), Santhiram Medical College (Nandyal) and Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences (Narketpally). There were 5 paper presentations by Junior Faculty under Smt. B. S. Lakshmi Junior Faculty Prize Paper Category. Around 150 Post Graduates participated in the P.G Quiz (Dr. Satyanarayana Prize) conducted by Dr. D.S. Murthy, Secretary of IAMM TAPC Chapter followed by lunch and 40 poster presentations (Sri ISN Murthy Prize). Scientific session ended with 50 free paper presentations. A total of 314 delegates attended the conference. A total of 107 scientific papers were presented under various categories. The total Conference was an academic feast to all the delegates attended.
            The conference ended with a valedictory note and vote of thanks by Dr. P. Vasundhara, Co-Organizing Secretary of the Conference followed by the distribution of certificates to all the delegates. Dr. P. Sreenivasulu Reddy, Prof & HOD, Department of Microbiology, NMC, had been elected as President of IAMM TAPC Chapter. 




The general body meeting of IAMM TAPC Chapter was held on 20th January 2018, at 5.00 PM in the venue of the XXI IAMM TAPC Chapter Annual Conference, at Narayana Medical College, Nellore.

The secretary, Dr. D.S. Murty, conducted the proceedings and Dr.. K.R.L.Suryakirani, President of IAMM TAPC Chapter and Professor and HOD of Microbiology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, presided over the event.

All the members actively participated in the discussion and the following resolutions were made in the meeting :

1.       Venue of the XXII Conference :  The proposals from Dr. P. Shashikala Reddy, Professor and Head of Microbiology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad to conduct the next conference,i.e., XXII IAMM TAPC Chapter Annual Conference, in 2019 were presented and accepted.
2.       Uniform log book – Dr. K.Saileela, Professor of Microbiology, Katuri Medical College, Guntur has proposed to have an uniform logbook for all the postgraduates of microbiology across the medical colleges. A Committee is constituted with Dr. K.Saileela, Dr. P.Sreenivasulu Reddy and Dr. K.Nagamani to prepare a draft, that will be kept on the website for further revision by members. The final draft will be submitted to Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada with a representation to consider the same for the PG Curriculum of Microbiology.
3.       Fixed deposits for the existing prizes :
a.       Dr, I, Jyothipadmaja : gave a cheque for Rs. 50,000 for the prize, Dr. I.S.N.Murty Memorial Prize for the posters (two equal prizes of Rs. 1,000-00 in cash) using the interest from FD . (Till now, she is sending the prize amount every year.)
b.       Dr. K.R.L.Suryakirani : gave a  cheque for Rs. 1,00,000 for the two categories : Dr. B.S.Lakshmi prize for junior faculty (one prize) and Dr. B.Krishna Rao prize for the postgraduates (1st and 2nd prizes). The prizes will be in the form of books. The interest generated from the FD is utilized for giving the prizes. (Till now, she is purchasing and giving the prizes every year).
4.       Proposal for new prizes : Members proposed to fix the  amount for starting prizes as Rs. 1,00,000-00, to meet the expenses of arranging the prizes. It was also recalled that, an amount of Rs. 50,000-00 for cash/book prizes and Rs. 1,00,000-00 for any medals, was fixed in the general body meeting held at Vizag conference. Members felt that , as the cost of the medals (gold and silver) is raising, the raised amount is needed.   For the prizes already instituted, the donors will be contacted if they can contribute any extra amount to their prizes.  Three new proposals for prizes by Dr. Satyavani, Dr. P. Sreenivasulu Reddy  and Dr. Apparao, for the prizes in the Free paper category under various sections (like Mycology , Virology,  Immunology etc). They were advised to submit the proposals with guidelines and exact sections under which the prizes are being proposed.  
5.       Number Of Judges For Prize Paper Sessions : Dr. Nagamani , Professor and Head of Gandhi Medical College, proposed that three judges  are needed for all the prize category presentations to avoid any issue of bias. The members accepted the proposal. She also proposed that the biodata of the donors (or in whose name the prize was instituted),  shall be read before the respective prize session. So far, it is being done only for Dr. K.Rajyalakshmi Memorial Oration. It is accepted to extend the honor to all other prize categories.
6.       Representation to increase the faculty number in medical colleges : All the members unanimously agreed to submit a representation to national body and MCI regarding the need for increase in the faculty position as the microbiology faculty are involved in various activities like IDSP, HIV Testing , SRLs, CD4, viral load assays etc under NACO to cite few. The existing faculty, who are already in the teaching and hospital diagnostics are overburdened if only MCI minimum requirements are considered. Hence, there is a need for increase in the faculty and a representation to that effect shall be submitted  to MCI and National body of IAMM.
7.       The  present executive body is completely dissolved and a new executive body is formed with a consensus in the general body meeting.  
8.       It was proposed that the vice-president  post shall be given to the organising secretary of the next conference for a tenure of 1 year. It was accepted by the general body. Accordingly Dr. P.Shashikala Reddy, Professor and HOD of Microbiology of Osmania Medical College is the new vice-president. 


Dr. P.Srinivasulu Reddy
Professor and Head
Department of Microbiology
Narayana Medical College, Nellore

Ph :  9848756474,   9492905474
Email : sr.palukuru@gmail.com

Vice -President
Dr. P Shashikala Reddy
Professor and Head
Department of Microbiology
Osmania Medical College , Hyderabad

Ph :  9849120002
Email : drshashireddy22@gmail.com

Secretary :
Dr. P. Kasturi
Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Ph :  92466 93776
Email :  kasturipedapati@yahoo.com

Joint Secretary :
Dr. V. V. Shailaja
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Gandhi Medical College, Secundrabad

Ph :  9849327107
Email : shailajavv@yahoo.co.in

Dr. P. Vasundhara Devi
Department of Microbiology
Narayana Medical College, Nellore

Ph : 9949395907
Email :  dr.pvasundhara@yahoo.co.in

Executive Members :
Dr. M.Ramesh Babu
Professor and Head
Department of Microbiology
NRI Medical College, Chinakakani – 522503
 Guntur DIst.
Ph : 9000258797
Email : dr_myneni@yahoo.co.in

Dr. P. Jyothi,
Asst Professor of Microbiology,
 Guntur Medical College,
Ph  9441410845
Email :  drpendyalajyothi@gmail.com

Dr. A.Kishore
Professor and Head of  Microbiology
RVS Institute of Medical Sciences
Ph : 9866214532 ,  8328068167
Email : animreddy.kishore@gmail.com

Dr. Mahwish Jawaid
Assistant Professor,
Deccan College of  Medical Sciences,
Hyderabad- 500058

Ph : 7396636433
Email : dr.wish26@gmail.com