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.
Prof. Dr. Bal Man Singh Karki
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.
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.
2017-06-29 to 2017-07-3(5 days)
2018-06-18 to 2018-06-21