Wednesday, February 15, 2017

XX IAMM TAPC Chapter Annual State Conference : Report

21ST-22ND JANUARY 2017


The XX IAMM TAPC Chapter Annual Conference  was  organized by the Department of Microbiology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 21st and 22nd January 2017.  Dr. K.R.L.Suryakirani, Professor and Head of Microbiology, Rangaraya Medical College (RMC) is the organizing secretary of the conference. 

The programme started with an half day CME on “ ROLE OF MICROSCOPY IN CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY”. Dr. Ranganathan Iyer, Consultant Microbiologist, Global Hospitals, has shared  his practical experience through his presentation on   staining techniques in Microbiology.  Later there was a talk on Histopathology in Infectious diseases, by Dr. C.V.Lakshmi, Asst Professor of Pathology, Rangaraya Medical College. Her lecture was followed by demonstration of  various histopathology slides relevant to clinical microbiology.  

The  Inaugural ceremony of the  conference was   held at 11.00 AM on 21st  January 2017. The ceremony  was attended by Dr. Vasanthi Kabra, President of IAMM TAPC Chapter,  Dr. D.S.Murty, Secretary of IAMM TAPC Chapter,  Dr. K.R.L. Suryakirani, Organising Secretary of the conference,  her team , executive members of IAMM TAPC CHAPTER,  and other delegates. Dr. M.Satyavani,MD, Former Professor and Head of Microbiology, RMC was the guest of honor; Dr I.V.Rao, M.D., Former Director of Medical Education and Vice Chancellor of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, was the chief guest.   Dr. K.Babji, MS,MCh(Neuro) , Director of Medical Education (Academic)  was the special guest for the ceremony.  Dr. O.Satyanarayana and Dr. Kasturi, Treasurer, IAMM TAPC conducted the proceedings. Dr  P.Balamurali Krishna,  Professor and Head of Microbiology, Gayatri Vidya Parishad, welcomed all the guests  and gave a poetic commentary of the proceedings.  Dr. D.S.Murty, Secretary of IAMM TAPC Chapter presented the report and mentioned  the development of website, ongoing membership drive and  other  activities like PG write up competitions held during last year.  The coference souvenir  and CD were released by Dr Raghavender Rao, Vice Principal, RMC. The  IAMM TAPC Chapter  Annual News Bulletin was released by Dr. Y.Nageswara Rao, M.S, Superintendent , Govt General Hospital, RMC. All the guests delivered their messages  and emphasized the role of clinical microbiology in the  patient care. A special emphasis was made regarding the development of virology laboratories in the state to handle the epidemics like swine flu. 

 Dr. Rajyalakshmi Memorial Oration was delivered by Dr. M.V.Ramanamma  on “Applications of  Flow Cytometry in Clincial Microbiology”.  Later there were presentations for Dr. C.S.Bhaskaran Medal and  Dri B.Krishna Rao memorial prize for post graduates.  General body meeting was held in the evening at 5.30 PM. The venue of the next conference was decided in the general body meeting. The next conference  will be conducted by :  Narayana Medical College, Nellore with Dr. P. Sreenivasulu Reddy, Professor and Head as the Organising Secretary. It was also resolved in the general body meeting  to institute  presidential oration in the state conference too from the next year onwards. several members suggested that the PG examination can be conducted in two days , with key focus on clinical microbiology and also that the peripheral postings of the PGs can be strictly followed. These things will be circulated on the website for a consensus from HODs and for communicating to the university. Dr. K.R.L.Suryakirani, Organising Secretary of the XX IAMM TAPC Chapter Annual State conference was elected as the next  President of IAMM TAPC Chapter. 

The second day of the conference started with the   PG pedagogy  (Guntur Medical College prize )on “Microscopy- Different techniques and Advances” – 5 post graduates from 5 colleges have presented in the stipulated time of 10 minutes each and were evaluated adapted microteaching guidelines. All the senior retired professors  of RMC were felicitated after the pedagogy competition.  Later  postgraduate quiz (Dr Satyanarayana Prize) was conducted by Dr. D.S.Murty, Secretary of IAMM TAPC Chapter. Dr. V.Lakshmi, Professor and HOD of NIMS, Hyderabad delivered a guest lecture on “Recent Advances in the Diagnosis of Arboviral Infections”.  

The  other competitions (RMC Prize for Sr. Faculty ,  Smt. BS Laxmi Prize for Junior Faculty,  Sri ISN Murthy Prize for Posters and Free papers) were held afterwards. The conference ended with the valedictory and awarding prizes to the winners in various competitions. 

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