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Nepalese Association of Clinical Microbiologists

Presidents message

Greetings to all the members of NACM

NACM has finally come to life although the need for a separate association of clinical microbiologists was felt for a quite some time. Microbiology has evolved as a separate field of medicine. Earlier, the  umbrella term of “pathology” used to encompass all the laboratory sciences . However, the importance and vastness of the subject necessitated microbiology to be studied as a separate entity from pathology. The first Nepalese MBBS graduate to receive the MD in Microbiology was Prof. Dr. S.K Bhattacharya in the year 1987 .He is the respected patron of this association. Nepal now boasts an increasing number of trained MD microbiologists and the number is still increasing. For a country where infectious disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, the number of trained and skilled doctors to deal with the diagnostic and interpretation of these conditions is still not sufficient. We should encourage more and more fresh medical graduates to study this exciting and challenging world of microbes.

The inception of NACM is the culmination of the hard work of the founder members.

I have to congratulate one and all for this achievement. I am also greatly honored to be unanimously elected the first president of this association . This is a big responsibility and an opportunity to bring to light the role and importance of Microbiology amongst the medical fraternity of Nepal. We hope to mature this sapling into a big and sturdy tree. The tree that would bear fruits in the form of good inside-laboratory and outside laboratory co-operation among Nepalese Clinical Microbiologists, a standard quantity service for all the patients, continuity of academics and updating on the latest developments in the field, exchange of ideas, skills and techniques in the form of CMEs, Hands –on workshops, conferences and exchange programmes . We hope to establish ourselves as a body recognized nationally and internationally.

For this, I urge all our graduates, new and old, to join this association and work to strengthen it. With the founder members we are soon to conduct a CME on “Post-earthquake challenges of infectious diseases in Nepal”.

I hope to see you all then.

 

Regards,

Prof. Dr. Bal Man Singh Karki

President

NACM

 

Aims and objectives of NACM

1.NACM is  aimed to educate physicians, nurses, patients and the community about detection and prevention of communicable diseases

2.It aims to develop rapport among physicians and science graduates from diverse backgrounds in clinical microbiology.
3.It seeks to encourage basic, applied and laboratory research by collaborating with various public and private institution, nationwide and internationally.
4.To organize lectures, seminars/conferences for dissemination of information
5.Evaluate and recommend appropriate laboratory instruments, reagents and test protocol.
6.Organize Quality Assessment and Good Laboratory Practice program to ensure quality among clinical microbiology laboratories.
7.Conduct and supervise workshop, training program and invited lecture to upgrade professional skills and knowledge of clinical microbiology.
8.Release monthly news bulletin dedicated to achievement and service of NACM and publish scholarly journals.
9.Develop enduring relationship with international organizations in the field of clinical microbiology like ASM,Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM) etc. 
10.Confer award and honor to the distinguished member providing substantial contribution in the field of clinical microbiology in Nepal.  Provide honorary membership to the eminent national and international figures. 

Events

 

International Conference

Upcoming Events
2019-09

From the meeting held on 16/12/2918 at Kathmandu, President of NACM proudly announces the most likely date of 1st international conference going to be organized by NACM in the year 2019.We will be uploading futher information soon. 

Post-Earthquake Challenges of Infectious Diseases

Past Events
2016-May-27

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Anti-Microbial Resistance: Treads and Challenges

Past Events
2016-11-12

National Level Good Clinical Practice & Good Clinical Laboratory Practice Training for Early Career Researchers – Nepal 2017 (GCP & GCLP-Nepal 2017)

Past Events
04-08-2017

http://www.gcpnepal.com

 

HANDS ON TRAINING- Approach to diagnosis of Fungal Infections/Mycoses

Past Events
2017-06-29 to 2017-07-3(5 days)

CME on Chromobacter violaceum

Past Events
2018/05/19

Updates on Tuberculosis

Past Events
08-06-2018

Approach to diagnosis of parasitic infections

Past Events
2018-06-18 to 2018-06-21

Blogs

 

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Executive Members

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Dr. Shyamal Bhattacharya

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science, Dharan Patron

Dr. Bal Man Singh Karki

KIST medical College, Kathmande President

Dr. Basista Rijal

TUTH, Kathmandu Senior Vice President

Dr. Basudha Khanal

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science, Dharan Vice President

Dr. Ritu Amatya

Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu Secretary

Dr. Achut Barakoti

Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu Joint Secretary

Dr. Raina Chaudhary

नेपाल सैनिक अस्पताल, काठमाडौँ Treasurer

Dr. Jyotshna Sapkota

Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu Joint Treasurer

Dr. Rajendra Gurung

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science, Dharan Member

Dr. Jatan Bahadur Sherchan

KU, Kavrem Member

Dr. Bijendra Raj Raghubansi

KIST medical college, Kathmande Member

Dr. Piyush Rajbhandari

Patan Hospital, Lalitpur Member

Dr. Rajkumari Sanjana

College of Medical Science Bharatpur Member

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