The first Delhi Chapter Meeting of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM-DC) 2017 was organized by Division of Clinical Microbiology & Molecular Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi held on 25th March, 2017. The theme of the chapter meet was “Tuberculosis and other Respiratory Infections”. A total of 164 participants registered for the meeting including 29 senior IAMM members, 90 PG members (MD+PhD), 35 participants from AIIMS and 10 from sponsor companies. The Posters (MD/PhD categories) were invited on dedicated email “” in which 34 candidates applied and all of them called for their poster presentation. All of them made excellent presentation in their respective fields, however, following participants adjudged as award winners in different categories.

Award Name of winners Institute
Meghna Krishan Baveja Award Dr. Karnika Saigal CNBC, New Delhi
Best Free poster MD Category (I) Dr. Pratibha Kale ILBS, New Delhi
Best Free poster MD Category (II) Dr. Trupti Shende AIIMS, New Delhi
Best Free poster PhD Category (I) Ms. Astha Giri VPCI, New Delhi
Best Free poster PhD Category (II) Ms. Pooja Singh VPCI, New Delhi
Lady Hardinge-Microcon 2012 DC Quiz award Lt. (Col) Harleen Chopra RR Hospital, New Delhi

The IAMM-DC was inaugurated by : Dr Sunil Khaparde, DDG (TB) as Chief guest and Prof NP Singh, President, IAMM-DC; Prof Sonal Saxena, Secretary, IAMM-DC; Prof. Jaswinder Kaur Oberoi and Prof Sarman Singh Organizing Chairperson of Chapter Meet and immediate past president. After inauguration, following eminent speakers delivered their talks:

  • Diagnosis and management of latent Tb infection Speaker-Dr Ashok Rattan
  • Pulmonary nocardidosis: a neglected disease: Dr T D Chugh
  • Revised National Tb program: Dr Sunil Khaparde

The IAMM-DC chapter meet was successfully accomplished its objectives of information dissemination and concluded with certificate distribution by the IAMM office bearers followed by tea.



The PG assembly was held over a period of three days in July 2017 in Lady Hardinge Medical College and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The theme in Lady Hardinge Medical College was fungal infections. The presentations included

  • Antimicrobial stewardship- the way forward: Dr Sonal Saxena
  • Clinical case scenarios: Dr Araghaya Samanta
  • Fungal discussion: Dr Piali mandal
  • Case study on fungal infections in ICU: Dr Shivani Tyagi
  • Invasive fungal infections in critically ill patients: Dr Ravinder Kaur
  • Antifungal susceptibility testing: Dr Deepti Rawat



The CME was held on 23rd September at Taj Palace, New Delhi in collaboration with Beckman Coulter's educational series. The various presentations included

  • Automation in Microbiology: Dr Jaswinder Oberoi
  • Screening for MRDO: Dr Sonal Saxena
  • Making antibiogram: AMR Surveillance: Dr Neeraj Goel
  • Interpretive antibiogram reading: Dr Rajni Gaind
  • What's new with Beckman Coulter-updates: Mamta Chowdhury


Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM)-Delhi Chapter First Meet 2016 was organized on 23 Apr 2016 at Ayurvigyan Auditorium, Army Hospital (Research & Referral), Delhi Cantt-10.

The theme was “challenges in management of immunocompromised host.” The events commenced with the meeting of the Executive Council. This was followed by Poster competition and the quiz competition. The awards given were:


Name of winners


Meghna Krishan Baveja Award

Dr Preeti Thakur

CNBC, New Delhi

Best Free poster MD Category (I)

Dr. Urvashi Tiwari

G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi

Best Free poster MD Category (II)

Dr. Arun P

VMMC, New Delhi

Best Free poster PhD Category (I)

Surbhi Khurana

JPNA Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi

Best Free poster PhD Category (II)

Nidhi Bharadwaj

AIIMS, New Delhi

Quiz award

Lt. (Col) Harleen Chopra

RR Hospital, New Delhi

The Chapter meet was inaugurated with lamp lighting by the dignitaries following which Brig (Dr) RM Gupta delivered the welcome address. Dr Sarman Singh, President IAMM-DC then addressed the gathering. Business of the Chapter was then conducted by Dr C Wattal, Secretary IAMM-DC followed by release of the Directory by Dr Sarman Singh and presentation of the Presidential Medal.

The scientific sessions were as follows:

  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Infections in Immunocompromised: Dr Arti Kapil
  • Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: A Clinician’s perspective: Dr Dinesh Burani 
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis and Stewardship in Immunocompromised: Dr Vikas Manchanda
  • Hospital Infection Control Measures for the Immunocompromised Patients: Col Partha Roy
  • Bio Medical Waste management Rules 2016 – What’s New : Dr Malini Capoor

The Chapter Meet concluded with the presentation of awards to the winners and closing remarks by the President IAMM-DC.


Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists – Delhi Chapter in association with Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine organized a CME: ‘Convergence of Minds: Part I- Bench to Bedside” on 7th May 2016 at India Habitat Center, New Delhi. The talks delivered in this included

  • Blood culture practice: can we do better: Dr Purva Mathur
  • De-mystifying MIC: making MIC work for you: Dr Ashok Rattan
  • Novel therapies in MDRO: Dr Yash Javeri
  • MDR infections in ICU: need for a rapid diagnosis: Dr Vikas Manchanda
  • Candiduria in ICU Setting: When and how to treat?: Dr Debashis Dhar
  • Antibiotic stewardship in ICU: Dr Neeraj Goel
  • 2016 Advances in molecular diagnosis – A syndromic approach: Dr Sanghamitra Datta
  • Respiratory Viral Infections: Challenges & Solutions: Dr G C Khilnani




The second Chapter meet was held in Medanta – The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon on 20 August, 2016 from 11:00 AM. The theme of the meeting is ‘Implant-associated Infections’ The various talks included

  • Orthopedic implants – Incidence and Morbidity of Prosthetic joint infections: Dr Shekhar
  • Diagnosis of PJI:Dr Smita Sarma
  • Prevention of Cardiac Catheterization related infections:Dr Praveen Chandra
  • Diagnosis of infections related to cardiac catheterization:Dr Anita Arora
  • Implant related infections in Plastic Surgery: Dr A Aggarwal
  • Diagnosis of Implant related infections in Plastic Surgery: Dr Sumit Rai

Quiz winners: Mohit Bhatia and Shivani Tyagi

Free Poster award: Dr Mohit Bhatia -second prize


It was held between17-19th November 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The theme of the 8th Annual conference was “Diagnosis of Viral Infections: an Enigma”, in view of the increasing reports of emerging and re-emerging viral infection across the globe. All Clinical Microbiologists of the region showcased their scientific research in the areas of clinical microbiology, immunology and infection control.

The EC also organized a preconference CME on “Newer Challenges in Viral Infections” on 18th  of November 2016 at India Habitat Center (IHC) to bring together experiences of international and national faculty to discuss challenges in viral infections and provide diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines on this topic of importance.

Awards given were




Best Free Poster Award MD Category (I)

Preeti Thakur

Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya

Best Free Poster Award MD Category (II)

Kirti Nirmal


Best Free Poster PhD Category (I)

Mahima Lall


Best Free Poster Award PhD Category (II)

T Bahadur


MAMC Award for best oral presentation by a Postgraduate student Session I

Subhradeep Majumder


MAMC Award for best oral presentation by a Postgraduate student Session II

Tayal A


Sanjay Sardana Memorial Award

Praveen Singh


VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital Young Scientist Award

Ruchi Gupta

Jamia Millia Islamia

Dr Ashok Kumar Chakravarti Memorial Award

Shilpi Khanna

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Mr. Satish Chandra Talwar Memorial Award for Best Published Research Paper

Shukla Das


Lady Hardinge-Microcon 2012-DC Quiz Award

Mohit Bhatia and Shivani Tyagi

G B Pant Hospital



Was held at VMMC 


Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM)-Delhi Chapter second Meet 2015 was organized on 8th August 2015 in Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi on 8th Auigust 2015. The theme was “Infections In Cancer Patients.” Awards given were


Name of winners


Dr Shriniwas   Award

Dr  D Das Chowdhry 

UCMS, New Delhi

Best Free poster MD Category (I)

Dr Swati Sharma


Best Free poster MD Category (II)

Dr Monalisa Sahu 

AIIMS, New Delhi

Best Free poster PhD Category (I)

Dr Yubhisha Dabas

AIIMS, New Delhi

Quiz award

Dr Mohit and Dr Nazneen

G B Pant Hospital and AIIMS, New Delhi


It was held in IHC. The presentations included

  • Environmental Surveillance in Hospital Settings: Myths and Truths: Dr Geeta Mehta
  • Viral Infections in ICU: Dr Lalit Dar
  • Difficult to treat bacterial infections: Have we reached a “Dead End” : Dr George M Varghese

Quiz winners for the final round were Dr Mohit Bhatia and Dr Nazneen


The First Chapter Meet  was organised on 29th March 2014 in Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. The theme of the meet was ‘Drug Resistant Tuberculosis’. The programme of the chapter meet started with the registration starting at 11:30 in the morning. About 200 participants from various institutions of Delhi attended the meeting. The meet was inaugurated by Dr Deepak K. Tempe, the Chief Guest and Dean Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. He also released the souvenir-cum-abstract booklet. Dr Anita Chakravarti, the President IAMM- Delhi Chapter, delivered the welcome address. Dr Chand Wattal, the Secretary IAMM- Delhi Chapter introduced the new organising committee.

The awards given were:


Name of winners


Meghna Krishan Baveja Award

Dr. Priyamvada Roy

MAMC, New Delhi

Best Free poster MD Category (I)

Dr Tanu Sagar

UCMS, New Delhi

Best Free poster PhD Category (I)

Dr. Anshika Narang

VPCI, New Delhi

Best Free poster PhD Category (II)

Nidhi Bharadwaj

AIIMS, New Delhi

Quiz award

Dr Lavanya and Dr Preeti

MAMC, New Delhi

Lectures related to drug resistant tuberculosis were delivered by eminent speakers.

  • Drug Resistant TB,  PMDT Status and Challenges: Dr Rohit Sarin
  • Quality Assurance of  sputum smear microscopy: Dr Ashwani Khanna
  • An Innovative Intervention in Indian Private Sector: Initiative for Promoting Affordable Quality TB Tests (IPAQT): Dr Manjot Kaur
  • Recent Approaches in Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Dr M Hanif

A poster session was also organised. General body meeting was held and resolutions were passed. Valedictory function and distribution of awards was done. Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. C.P. Baveja, Organising Secretary, IAMM- Delhi Chapter meet and meeting was concluded.


The second Chapter Meet 2014 was organised on 30th August 2014 at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi. Dr Poonam S Das, Director-Institute of lab Medicine & Transfusion Services was the organizing Chairperson and Dr Bansidhar Tarai, Senior Consultant Microbiology was the Organizing Secretary. The theme of the meet was “Invasive Candidiasis in Indian ICU”.

In morning work shop on infection control was organised which was well attended by about 45 participants across Delhi and North India. Infection control covered various topics like hand hygiene, Various HAI, Engineering & CSSD.

The programme of the chapter meet was started with the registration from 12.00 noon onwards. About 220 participants from various institutions/hospitals of Delhi/NCR attended the meet. Dr. Poonam Das welcomed all the faculty ,delegates and participants. The programme started with lamp lighting by distinguished guests. Dr Chand Wattal, Secretary IAMM DC gave a brief summary of activities of Delhi Chapter of IAMM. Awards given were:


Name of winners


Dr. Shriniwas memorial award

Dr Shimpi Chopra

VMMC, New Delhi

Best Free poster MD Category (I)

Dr Neha Rastogi

AIIMS, New Delhi

Quiz award

Dr Neha Rastogi and Dr Yubhisha Dabas

        AIIMS, New Delhi

Various talks given were

  • Is it a different Epidemiology in India?”: Dr Arunaloke Chakrabarti
  • Invasive Candidiasis in Indian ICU Outbreak in Indian Scenario: Dr Bansidhar Tarai
  • Can Clinicians diagnose invasive Candidiasis early using score predictive value etc?: Dr Sunil Kumar Garg,
  • Lab Diagnosis –Conventional and molecular: Dr Jaswinder K Oberoi
  • Can we improve identification of candida / MALDI and molecular techniques: Dr Chand Wattal
  • Candida developing antifungal resistance – where we stand now in India: Dr M R Shivprakash
  • Management of Invasive Candidiasis”: Dr Omnender Singh



It was held in IHC from 27th -29th November. The theme of the conference was “Molecular Diagnostics in Critical Care to Change Outcomes”. A preconference workshop in association with BSAC was also held on 27- 28th November at IHC. The presentations in the main conference included

  • New Generation of Antimicrobial Agents: Peptidomimetics: Dr Pradeep Seth
  • Molecular Microbiology: Applications in Critical care: Dr Pallab Ray
  • Next Gen sequencing Applications to diagnose infections  in Critical Care Patients; Dr Uday Deshpande

FIRST CHAPTER MEET at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

SECOND CHAPTER MEET at RML Hospital, New Delhi on August 3, 2013


The Vth Annual  Conference  was held on 26th October, at AIIMS, New Delhi, preceded by seven Pre-conference  Satellite Workshop/s at various institution of repute of Delhi as well as  NCR on 25th October, 2013.  The theme of the conference was “Human Microbiome in Health and diseases.



The 2nd  Chapter meeting of IAMM Delhi and NCR Chapter was held at  ESI Hospital, Basidarpur, Delhi, On 20th October


The Quarterly Meet of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists – Delhi Chapter was held on 23rd July, 2011 at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi. The theme for the quarterly meet was viral infections in solid organ transplants

  Scientific Sessions were:

  • Cytomegalovirus infection in Transplant settings: Diagnostic approach: Dr Lalit Dar
  • Management and monitoring of CMV infections in transplant recipients: Dr Bhaskar Nandi
  • Viral Infections in Renal transplant recipients: Dr Chand Wattal
  • Dealing with HIV in the setting of SOT: Dr Pradeep Seth
  • Post transplant Respiratory viral Infection: Dr Randeep Guleria
  • Occult Hepatitis B virus and Liver transplant–Issues: Dr Manoj Kumar



 It was held on 11th December 2010. Scientific Sessions included

  • Overview of Infections in the ICU– Current Scenario : Dr Baljit Singh
  • Diagnosis of HAP/VAP: Dr Arti Kapil, AIIMS
  • Surveillance & Prevention of ICU infections: Dr Vinita Dogra



Held at CNBC, Delhi on 17th and 18th January.


The Delhi Chapter Quarterly meet was organized at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi on 5th December 2009 under the chairpersonship of Dr. Renu Dutta. The theme of the meet was “Antibiotic Policy”. The meet was inaugurated by Dr.G.K. Sharma, Director, LHMC. The meet started with poster session in which 24 posters were displayed.

  • Dr Shriniwas best poster award was awarded to Dr Anuradha Chowdhary VPCI
  1. The best poster in free poster category was awarded to Dr Aashish Choudhary AIIMS

The academic activity include the following presentations

  • Antibiotic policy in intensive care: Dr G.C. Khilnani
  • Role of Clinical Microbiologists in formulating antibiotic policy: Dr Pallab Ray
  • Panel discussion: Practical problems & its impact on tertiary care hospital”. The panel discussion was followed by Microbiology Quiz


The 1st Annual conference was held on March 28, 2009 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The conference was organised by Executive body of IAMM Delhi chapter. The conference was preceded by preconference satellite workshops at different centre of excellence of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases in Delhi.

The program on March 28, 2009 started at India Habitat Centre over 300 microbiologists from Delhi and NCR region joined the feast. The program started with poster session. There were two different poster competitions, Sanjay Sardana Memorial award for best poster in the category of immunological diagnosis and techniques and free poster category. Over 40 posters were on display for the delegates to appraise the ongoing scientific research at various institutes in Delhi and NCR region. Sessions included:

  • Postgraduate Teaching in Microbiology Teaching Methods: Dr Rita Sood
  • Scope of Multidisciplinary approach in Clinical Microbiology Teaching: Dr Renu Datta
  • Post Graduate curriculum in Clinical Microbiology Current Recommendations: Dr S. Krishna Prakash, MAMC
  • Biodefence: Dr H V Batra
  • Proteomics & Genomic: Dr A Sriniwasan
  • Accreditation of Laboratories with special reference to Microbiology: Dr D R Arora

The conference was concluded on a very positive note with evening cultural program at India Habitat Centre and every member appreciated the efforts made by the executive committee of IAMM Delhi Chapter.



 Held at VMMC and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi

Scientific sessions included

  • Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections SJ ICU Experience: Dr Dimple Kasana
  • Changing Trends in STIs/HIV/AIDS: Dr Manju Bala
  • Blood Culture Practices In India: Dr Ashok Rattan

 Best Poster Award: Prabha Lal, AIIMS



Held on 0th August 2008. The theme was Infective Endocarditis. Presentations included:

  • Infective Endocarditis:Dr Anita Arora
  • Guidelines for Histologic Evaluation of Infective Endocarditis: Dr Deepti Shukla Mishra



The third meeting was held at Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (CNBC) on December 6, 2008. The theme was  “Laboratory waste management & Laboratory Safety

Scientific sessions were

  1. Panel Discussion on Waste management in Microbiology laboratory
  2. Laboratory Safety Management :Dr Anuj Sharma
  3. Panel Discussion on Implementation of Laboratory Safety Program
  4. Quality Assurance in Microbiology Laboratory: Dr Raman Sardana




Held by IAMM Delhi in Association with IAP Delhi Chapter at Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (CNBC) in August 2007



The conference was held on 4th August 2007 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi  Road, and a pre-conference workshop was also organised at SGRH “Detection of beta-Lactamases in GNB – a practical approach. The theme of the conference was Antimicrobial Resistance with the focus on “Detection of ß Lactamases in GNB – a practical approach” with emphasis on its nosocomial spread.  In the afternoon, IAMM Delhi Chapter (MicroCON) started at 12.30 PM at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi with poster session. Free posters as well as poster for Meghna Kishan Baweja Best Poster award on Paediatric Infectious Diseases were displayed. 18 posters in total were presented

Sessions included

  • Molecular epidemiology of nosocomial infections – Bench to Bedside: Prof. Peter Hawkey
  • Blood stream infections and central line related blood stream infections (BSI & CRBSI) – SGRH experience: Dr R. Raveendran
  • Resistant Bugs and a new drug: Indian Perspective: D. Karthik Anantharaman

The meeting ended with award distribution.


Held in February. The theme was “Avian influenza”                      


Held in September . Theme “Microbial co-infection lesson to be learnt”

Meghna Baveja Award awarded to Dr Bijayni Behera, AIIMS                              

Free paper Award awarded to Dr Leela Mendirata, SRGH  


Held on 9th December at LRS Institute of TB and Allied Diseases. Theme “Recent trends in Tuberculosis with molecular glimpses”