The CME was inaugurated by Dr. Shruti Mohanty, principal, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally. Dr. K.Saileela, Professor and Head of Microbiology and Organising Secretary of the Conference, Dr. Rajendra B.Surpum, Professor of Microbiology, KIMS, Narketpally; and Dr. Renuka P. of Chanre Diagnostics and Rheumatology centre, Bangalore participated in the inauguration function.
***The conference was inaugurated on 4-1-2014 by Dr. K.Sambasiva Rao, Retd. Vice-chancellor, Dr. NTR University of Health Scicences. Dr. Kamineni Suryanarayana (CMD of Kamineni Educational Society), Dr. M.V.Ramanamma (Rector,Dr. NTR University of Health Scicences), Dr. Shruti Mohanty (Principal, KIMS, Narketpally), Dr. P.R.Anuradha (Retd. Professor and Head of Microbiology, Gandhi Medical College, and Vice-President of IAMM AP Chapter) Dr. K.Saileela (Organising Secretary and Professor and Head, Dept of Microbiology, KIMS), Dr. K.Prasannthi (Associate Professor of Microbiology, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad and Secretary of IAMM AP Chapter) graced the occassion and released the souvenir.
(L>R : Dr. M.V.Ramanamma, Dr. P.R.Anuradha, Sri K.Suryanarayana, Dr. K.Sambasiva Rao, Dr. Shruti Mohanty, Dr. K.Prasanthi, Dr. K.Saileela)
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Annual conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Andhra Pradesh Chapter was organized by Department of Microbiology, Kamineni Institute of medical sciences, Narketpally, from 3rd January 2014 to 5th January 2014. Free accommodation at campus and free transport from Hyderabad was arranged for the delegates by the management of Kamineni educational society.
On 3rd January 2014, Pre conference CME was conducted on Immunodiagnostics. Three eminent speakers in this field took part in the program. Program started with prayer after breakfast and registration. CME was inaugurated by the principal, Dr.Shruti Mohanty. First speaker, Dr.Renuka, pathologist and Director of Chanre diagnostic center in Bangalore. gave a lecture on’ immunodiagnostic methods used in the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases’. She had given many practical examples from her own experience, Second speaker, Mr.Badrinarayana, technical expert of BD diagnostics, delivered a lecture on the use of ‘flowcytometry’ in diagnostic field and also demonstrated the technique of flowcytometry. There was a lunch break followed by a lecture on ‘Merits and demerits of common serological tests’ by Dr. Rajendra surpam, professor of Microbiology, KIMS. This was followed by demonstration of common serological tests like gel diffusion, ELISA, immunochromatography(ICT), western blot.
On 4th January 2014, conference started with registration and breakfast. Conference was inaugurated by the honourable chairman of KIMS Sri Kamineni Suryanarayana garu. Chief guest was Dr.R.Sambasiva Rao, former Vice chancellor of DrNTRUHS. After welcome address by organizing secretary,Dr.K.Sai leela, program was started with prayer by master Nitesh and violinist, Paleti Govardhan Rao and lamp lighting by dignitaries on the dias. Brief address by the vice president,IAMM AP chapter Dr.P.R.Anuradha, Secretary IAMM AP chapter Dr.K.Prasanthi wishing all the delegates. A brief introduction about the chief guest was given by the organizing secretary followed by talk by chief guest Dr.R.Sambasiva Rao. He had stressed on the importance of research and motivated youngsters in research. Souvenir was released by chief guest. Inaugural function was concluded by vote of thanks by Dr.B.Sreekanth.
Program continued after tea break. Dr.Kola Rajyalaksmi Memorial oration was given by Dr.S.K.Mohanty on ‘immunosenescence’. This was followed by the lecture of Dr.M.V.Ramanamma on ‘Changing paradigms in the diagnosis of MDRTB’. There was lunch break followed by prize papers and free paper sessions in three halls. Poster session was also going on simultaneously. Sessions were concluded by 5.30pm. There was General body meeting where Dr. K.Sai leela was announced as President IAMM AP chapter for this year. Dr.Anuradha, professor and HOD Mamata Medical College, Khammam had given her consent to host next 2015 annual conference in February second week at Khammam.
There were excellent cultural programs performed by Sree Vidya Peeth students from 6.00pm to 7.30pm followed by dinner at 8.00 pm.
Program continued on 5th January 2014 with talk by Dr.R.R. Rao on ‘Changing concepts on Sepsis’. After tea break, there was PG Quiz conducted by Dr.D.S.Murty followed by pedagogue on Biomedical waste management. Free paper sessions continued simultaneously in all the three halls. After lunch break there was a rapid fire round conducted by Dr.Manik Das, Professor and HOD, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. Prizes were distributed by Dr.Amaresh, Superintendent, KIMS hospital in Valedictory function. Program was concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by the organising secretary, Dr.K.Sai leela followed by National anthem.