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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59

Academy news

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Date of Submission24-Dec-2019
Date of Acceptance25-Dec-2019
Date of Web Publication17-Jan-2020

Correspondence Address:
Manjusree Shanmugham
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_37

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Shanmugham M. Academy news. J Acad Clin Microbiol 2019;21:59

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Shanmugham M. Academy news. J Acad Clin Microbiol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Jan 20];21:59. Available from: https://www.jacmjournal.org/text.asp?2019/21/2/59/276125

Warm greetings to all members of the Academy of Clinical Microbiologists (ACM)!!

One important event that occurred in the last six months was the Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on 'Infectious Diseases and Its Impact on Public Health' in Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (BIACH and RI), Hyderabad, Telangana, India, on 13 December, 2019. It was a well-organised programme by Dr Ranganathan Iyer, Senior Consultant in Clinical Microbiology, ID and Infection Control, Gleneagles Global and Rainbow Children's Hospital, Hyderabad, and Dr Radha Rani, HOD and Chief Infection Control Officer, BIACH and RI.

The one-day programme began with an enlightening session on 'Carbapenem and Colistin Resistant Enterobacterales-Options for Management and Infection Control' by Dr Radha Rani. This was followed by another interesting session on, 'Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram Negative Bacilli' by Dr Ratna Rao, Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. Next sessions were by two speakers from BIACH and RI on post-bone marrow transplantation infections. Next session was on “Over view of Infections, Preventions in PostBMT” by Dr Pavankumar and “Prophylaxis and Vaccination in PostBMT' by Dr Veerendra Pattil. Dr Rakesh Sehgal, Professor, PGIMER, Chandigarh delivered an interesting talk on recent trends in the diagnosis of parasitic infections and it was really an eye-opening session to all on the problems in clinical parasitology and the interpretation of smears in parasitology.

Dr Savithri Sharma, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, gave an 'Update on Fungal Keratitis' where she shared many unique cases and their management in ocular microbiology. Next speaker was Dr Nagamani. K, Microbiologist, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, who gave us an interesting talk on 'Viral Gastroenteritis-Its Impact on Public Health'. Last session was on 'Dengue Fever-Clinical Epidemiology in a children's Hospital' by Dr Ranganathan Iyer. Free paper and poster presentation were really good, which was performed by junior faculties and post-graduate students from various institutions.

ACM council meeting was held in the evening. The first CME of 2020 is to be held at Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology in March–April 2020. Date, time, theme and registration details of CME will be announced soon. Readers may please visit our web site www.clinicalmicrobio.org for details of CME.

We are now looking forward to the 8th Triennial Conference of ACM, to be held at St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, organised by Dr S. Muralidharan and team. We give them best wishes for conducting a successful conference. Registration has started at the website of St. John's Medical College and early bird ends on 31 March, 2020. Hoping to see a massive turnout at Bengaluru next year!!!!


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