Saturday, November 16, 2013

Message from Secretary, IAMM

Dear Secretaries and Presidents of IAMM State Chapters,
As per the directions of IAMM President 2013, here with i request you to attend a meeting at Hyderabad during the IAMM conference to discuss the following agenda.
1. Updating the addresses and emails of the members.
2. reporting of IAMM activities.
3. Financial assistance.
4. any other matter with permission from chair.
timing 3.30 pm on 22nd Nov 2013.Venue; HICC Hotel Novotel Hyderabad IAMM 2013 conference.Please contact me at venue.
Kindly confirm your participation by mail.

Dr Mahantesh B Nagamoti. MD (Micro), Ph.D (Med Micro)
Secretary. Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM) &
Prof & Head Microbiology JN Medical College
KLE University. Belgaum- 590010.
cell no 09448141342.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

PG Practical Examinations : split up of marks- a proposal

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013


The XXXVII National Conference of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists  is scheduled to be  hosted between 21st – 24th November 2013 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh to be organized by the Department of Microbiology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad,

The theme of the Conference : 

Conference Secretariat :
Dr. V Lakshmi,
Dept. of Microbiology,
Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences,
Panjagutta, Hyderabad – 500 082

Please see the following links which are very useful for registration for the conference/CME; for submission of Abstracts and for requesting accommodation at Hyderabad.

Important   Downloads :

Other Important  Links :

A summary of the Fee structure : 
Up to 31st May 2013
Up to 15th September 2013
Up to 30th October 2013
Spot Registration
IAMM Member
Rs. 5,000
Rs. 5,500
Rs. 6,000
Rs. 6,500
IAMM Non Member
Rs. 5,500
Rs. 6,000
Rs. 6,500
Rs. 7,000
Rs. 4,000
Rs. 4,500
Rs. 5,000
Rs. 5,500
Associate Delegate
Rs. 2,500
Rs. 3,000
Rs. 3,500
Rs. 4,000
Corporate Delegate
Rs. 10,000
Rs. 15,000
Rs. 18,000
Rs. 20,000
Foreign Delegate (From SE Asia)
Rs. 6,000
Rs. 7,000
Rs. 8,000
Rs. 9,000
Foreign Delegate (From Other countries)
$ 500
$ 600
$ 650
$ 700
(As number of Participants for CME and Workshops is limited, kindly note that registration will not be allowed for CME and Workshops after registering the maximum number of participants for respective CME / Workshops).
•   Note that Pre-conference workshop or CMEcannot be attended in isolation. Participants MUST register for the main
    conference also. 

•   Kindly see the relevant section for the details and delegte fee. while filling up the
 FORM please indicate the Workshop Title/CME Title     along with relevant code intended to attend. 

•   Kindly keep tracking the number of available seats for each workshop and CME on our website before applying.

 Participation for the Workshops and CME is limited and will be closed once the limit is crossed.PLEASE HURRY IN 

Up to 31st May 2013
Up to 31st August 2013
Up to 15th September 2013
Spot Registration
Rs. 1,200
Rs. 1,500
Rs. 2,000
Not allowed
Rs. 1,800
Rs. 2,200
Rs. 2,500
Not allowed

Please visit the dedicated website of Microcon2013 ( for further details and  latest updates. All are requested to keep a track of that website for any further details.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Photogallery of the XVI  IAMM AP Chapter Annual state conference held at Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam on 9th-10th February 2013.
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Photogallery of the CME held at XVI Annual Conference of IAMM AP Chapter, at C&DST Laboratory, GHCCD, Visakhapatnam on 8th February 2013. 
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To view and download the album/photos, you can use the direct link :
View Gallery : CME 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Micrographia : Larva of Strongyloides stercoralis

Case History : 
A 40-yr old female patient presented with pain abdomen.
History of episodes of diarrhoea, nausea and vomitings in the past (on and off).
History of weight loss is present.
No significant findings on examination except pallor.
HIV status : negative
Stool examination : wet mount showed actively motile larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis. (see the video)

The Video is recorded and submitted by : 
Dr. Upasana
Pg in Microbiology , Shadan Medical College

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If you have any  videos or pictures recorded by  you, please mail them with details to :  

(You can see it full screen also, by clicking the icon at the lower right corner of the video-you will see the icon after the video starts playing. This video is of 640x480 resolution, optimised for online viewing. a higher resolution version is also available on youtube : you have to select the youtube link at the lower panel.) 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Microconap 2013: Conference schedule

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CME: details

CME Schedule :

Workshop on Line Probe assay for MDRTB

Date : 08-02-2013 (Friday)

Venue : C&DST Laboratory, Govt. Hospital for Chest and Communicable Diseases, Visakhapatnam

Schedule :

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To download pdf file  of the CME Schedule : click here

Note :

1. On the special request of the organising committee, the authorities of the C&DST Laboratory have kindly consented to allow 30 delegates into the 'work-area' while others can watch the proceedings from the L.C.D.Screens provided (keeping in view of the contamination issues) . Final year PGs will be given priority (if they are more than 30, they will be selected on the lottery basis. If they are less than 30, some of the 2nd year PGs will be allowed in.)

2. Medical Council of AP for granted 6 credit hours for the CME.

(Note : Please visit this page periodically, as  any news/updates regarding the CME will be published in this page only).

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Microconap 2013: Certain guidelines:posters and presentations:

Certain guidelines for the participants of  Paper/poster presentations at the IAMM AP Chapter Annual state conference to be held at Andhra Medical College, Visakhaptanam in February 2013.

Presentations at the conference :  all the presenters are requested to submit their powerpoint presentations in Powerpoint 97-2003 format only.  (HELP : How to save as 2003 format using Office 2007 & also an important note for Office 2010 usersà See below )
Total time allotted for "Free Paper session" is :  6 (six minutes) only (including time for buffer/discussions).
For Dr. C.S.Bhaskaran Sir's award and other prize category Presentations : 10 minutes only.
Please note this while planning your presentations.

Posters : The participants  of the poster presentation are requested to make the posters in the size of  3ft x 3ft ONLY.  They are also requested to bring the drawing pins necessary for mounting the posters. The font size should be adjusted in such a way that the poster shall be comfortable to read from a distance of about 3ft.

PG  Pedagogy : The PG pedagogy topics have been allotted to various colleges in the 5 zones (according to the DrNTRUHS Zonal CME guidelines); the colleges and the respective topics were selected by a lottery system, conducted in the presence of  senior professors who attended the spot valuation at Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam. The time alloted for each presentation is only 10 minutes.
The topics and colleges are as follows :
1. Chelmeda Ananda Rao Institute of Medical Sciences,  Karimnagar - Parasitic Infections In Immunocompromised Host
2. Medicity Medical College Rangareddy - Immunodiagnosis Of Parasitic Infections
3. Narayana Medical College Nellore - Culture Techniques For Parasites
4. Guntur Medical College Guntur - Nosocomial Parasitic Infections
5. Rangaraya Medical College Kakinada - Staining Techniques For Parasites


How to save in Powerpoint 2003 format using Office 2007/2010 :
*(a humble  note : the HELP paragraph mentioned below is  ONLY for those who wish to know; those who already know may skip it....!) 
If you are using office 2003 edition, the files will automatically be saved as 2003format (.ppt). 
But, if you are using office 2007 or 2010, you have to go to à file à save as à then select “97-2003” format;  (or) you have to click on the office button at the top left corner to get this menu.

Note for Office 2010 users : please check the file for its accuracy after saving in 2003 format  by opening the file  in another computer as some compatibility issues are noted  when saving a file from office 2010 to earlier versions; this problem is more likely to occur when your powepoint slides  contain embedded data like table copied from excel sheet etc.