Tuesday, March 17, 2015


The XVIII Annual State Conference of IAMM AP Chapter  was organized at the Department of Microbiology, Mamatha Medical College, Khammam on 7th and 8th February 2015, with Dr. B.Anuradha, Professor and Head of the Department as the Organising Secretary of the Conference. The Preconference CME was held on 6-2-2015. Delegates from different parts of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states attended the conference. 

The Topic for the preconference CME was “Quality Concept  in Microbiology”.  Dr. K.Koteswara Rao, Dean and Principal of Mamatha Medical College, Khammam inaugurated the conference and welcomed the delegates.  Dr. K. Nagamani, Prof. & HOD, department of  Microbiology, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad spoke on the topic, “Introduction of NABL”  and   emphasized the importance of  need of up gradation of quality in laboratories and  implementation of standard protocols and techniques.   Dr. Hemalatha Rao, Consultant Microbiologist , Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad addressed on the topic, “Reporting errors” and discussed  various manual and technical errors that can occur from the level of sample collection centre to reporting room and how they can be avoided.  Dr. Anil Bilolikar, Consultant Microbiologist from Global Hospital, Hyderabad discussed  “Pre and post examination process”  and enlisted the steps with examples. Dr. Ranganathan Iyer, Consultant Microbiologist, Global Hospitals, Hyderabad presented  the topic, “Management requirements”.  He explained the key role of Microbiologists involved in bringing about co-ordination, discipline and optimal output in order to achieve national and international standards with available resources.  

The conference started with the inaugural function on the morning of 7-02-2015. Sri Puvvada Ajay kumar, Chairman of Mamatha Educational Society, Khammam, Dr. Koteshwara Rao, Principal, Mamatha Medical College, Khammam Dr. Venkateshwar Rao, Principal of Mamatha Dental College, Khammam, Dr. Saileela, President of IAMM AP, Dr. K. Prashanthi, Secretary of IAMM AP and  Dr. B. Anuradha, Organising Secretary and  Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology participated in the inaugural function and welcomed the delegates.  

Dr. Savithri Sharma, Director, Laboratory services, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad was honored with Dr. Rajya Laxmi Oration Award. She delivered a talk on      “The rigor and relevance of research in eye infections: An account of 28 years” and elaborated her valuable research experience in ocular infections.   Dr. Ranganathan Iyer, Consultant Microbiologist from Global hospital, Hyderabad, presented a guest lecture on the topic, “MDR organisms, clinical perspective, methods of testing and recent advances.”   The competitions for various categories of paper presentations and PG Free paper presentations followed.  

General body meeting was held on 7-2-2015.  Dr. B. Anuradha, Professor and Head, Department of  Microbiology, Mamatha Medical College, Khammam, who was the organizing secretary,   was elected as President of  IAMM AP Chapter. New executive body was formed with  Dr. K. Prashanti as Vice president, Dr. D.S. Murthy as Secretary and Dr P. Kasturi as Treasurer. Venue for the conference of 2016 was decided as  SVS Medical College Mahaboobnagar to be organized by  Dr. Vasanthi Kabra, HOD of Microbiology. All the  members present at general body meeting accepted to continue the association as combined one and also accepted to conduct future conferences together. the general body also decided to rename the state chapter to reflect the academic spirit and collective involvement of the  two states as, “IAMM Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Combined Chapter”  After the general body meeting, a cultural program and banquet was arranged for  all the delegates.

All the  members present at general body meeting accepted to continue the association as combined one and also accepted to conduct future conferences as  Telangana and  Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh chapter. After the general body meeting, a cultural program and banquet was arranged for  all the delegates.

On 8-2-2015, PG Quiz was conducted by Dr. D.S.Murty, Asst Professor, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad. Later Dr. V.Lakshmi, Professor and Head of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad delivered a guest lecture on “Antibiotic Policy”, briefing the WHO guidelines on antibiotic sensitivity testing.
All the participants in each and every activity were given a medal on behalf of Mamatha Medical College to appreciate their participation. The management also provided free accommodation and transport facility within the city limits to all the delegates who came from far places. Sri Puvvada Ajay kumar garu, MLA, Chairman Mamatha Medical College, Khammam  gave away the prizes to all prize winners in valedictory function.

Various Prize categories and winners :
Sl no
Dr. C.S. Bhaskaran’s Medal
Dr. Joveeta Joseph,  L.V.Prasad eye institute, Hyderabad
Smt B.S.Laxmi Memorial Prize For Junior Faculty
Dr. S.pavani, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
Sri B.Krishna Rao Memorial Prize For Postgraduates
Dr. Swetha Kamble, Osmania  Medical College
The Rangaraya Medical College Senior Faculty Award
Dr. V.Lakshmi, NIMS, Hyderabad
Smt M. Lakshminarasamma Memorial prize for Best Outgoing PG
Dr. Archana , Gandhi Medical College
Dr. Satyanarayana Memorial Prize For PG Quiz
1.      Dr. Hemalatha N.V, Andhra Medical College, Vizag
2.      Dr. Sudha Vani,
Sri I.S.N.Murty Memorial Prize For Posters
1.      Dr. Meena
2.      Dr. Sudha Rani Maguluri,PSIMS, Gannavaram
Guntur Medical College Prize For Pg Pedagogy
1.      Dr.M. Shabnam, Narayana Medical College, Nellore
2.       Dr. Mir Salman Ali,  S.V.S. College Mehaboobnagar
Prize for Free Papers- Faculty
Dr. Ram Mohan M, NIMS, Hyderabad
Prize for Free Papers- PG
Dr. Sub Laxmi, Mamatha Medical College, Khammam


Dr. B.Anuradha
Professor and Head of  Microbiology,
Mamatha Medical College, Khammam
Ph :  9848097479
Email :  radha97479@gmail.com
Vice –President
Dr. K.Prasanthi
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Guntur Medical College, Guntur
Ph : 9490119539
Email :  beboldprasanthi90@gmail.com
Secretary :
Dr. D.S.Murty
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
Ph :  9440341099
Email : murtyds@gmail.com
Joint Secretary :
Dr. Kondala Rao
Professor and Head of Microbiology
Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal
Ph : 9640558101
Email : kondalrao59@gmail.com
Dr. P.Kasturi
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
Ph : 9247707793
Email : kasturipedapati@gmail.com
Executive Members :
Dr. Rajasekhar,
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Siddartha Medical College, Vijayawada
Ph : 9866366357
Email : rajasekharkoppada@gmail.com

Dr. Padmaja A.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
Ph : 9441261519
Email :  paddu_naren@yahoo.com

Dr. Khaleel
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Deccan Medical College, Hyderabad
Ph : 9550261140
Email : drmdkhaleel2006@gmail.com

Dr. B. Venkata Ramana
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences,  Tirupati
Ph : 9494365763
Email : drbvramana@gmail.com

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