Microbiology CME 2018 and First Quarterly Meet of IAMM-KC held
The Department of Microbiology of Father Muller Medical College organized Microbiology CME - 2018 & First Quarterly meet of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists- Karnataka Chapter, themed 'Gastrointestinal infections - An update' on 28 July 2018 in the Knowledge Centre Hall of FMMC. 75 participants including Microbiologists, Clinicians, postgraduate students from Karnataka and Kerala States were the beneficiaries of this programme.
The gastrointestinal tract is colonized by diverse microbial community & infections can be caused by several microbes. This CME was aimed to open a common platform for microbiologists and clinicians, to join hands to enrich and share the knowledge on recent advances in GI infections.
The programme commenced with an invocation followed by lamp lighting by the esteemed dignitaries.
Ms Hilda Pinto, Asst. Professor, Department of Microbiology, Father Muller Medical College introduced the dignitaries and welcomed the gathering.
The Inaugural Ceremony was presided over by Dr Jayaprakash Alva, Dean of Father Muller Medical College. Chief Guest, Dr Shantha Dutta, Scientist and Director of The National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata and Guest of Honour, Dr Ajanta G.S, President of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists-Karnataka Chapter were also present on the dais.
Dr Rekha Boloor, Professor and Head of the Department, Microbiology, Father Muller Medical College rendered the Vote of Thanks.
The first scientific session was based on “Recent Advances in the Intestinal viral Infections” by Dr Arun Kumar G, Professor and Head, Department of Virology and Research KMC, Manipal. The second talk was given by Dr Shanta Dutta, Scientist and Director, National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, Kolkata on “Enteric Vaccines-Current Challenges and Future Scope”.
The third session was given by Dr Mamatha Ballal, Professor of Microbiology & Enteric Diseases, Division in Charge, KMC, Manipal, on “Translational Advances in Parasitic Infections of the GIT”, following which a Poster presentation was held during the lunch break. The poster competition was judged by Dr Vidyalakshmi, Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, KMC, Mangalore and Dr Ajanta G.S, President of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists-Karnataka Chapter.
Post-lunch break, Dr Shivaprasad B, Consultant Gastroenterologist of A.J. Hospital & Research Centre, Mangalore, spoke on “Antibiotic-associated diarrhoea”.
Dr Ajanta G.S, President of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists-Karnataka Chapter and Dr Beena Antony, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Father Muller Medical College were present on the dais. Prizes were distributed to all the winners and participants. Mr Vignesh Shetty and Sherin Justin were the first and second prize winners for poster presentation, respectively. The valedictory program concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms Hilda Pinto, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Father Muller Medical College.
Participants appreciated the CME programme.