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About AIIMS Rishikesh
Under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Director and CEO AIIMS Rishikesh, Padamshri Professor Dr. Ravikant, AIIMS Rishikesh has been providing quality education and health care to lakhs of people. It’s an institute which strives to provide excellent tertiary patient care, world class medical education and ground-breaking research. The institute aims to mentor and train students so that they represent the institute globally as pioneers. AIIMS Rishikesh functions as a “Vishwavidyalaya”, which implies, “Learn from world and also teach world”. In addition to the existing learned and experienced Faculty members in various broad and super-specialities, eighty-four visiting professors from all over world reinforce this message. Faculty from other eminent universities like George Washington University, USA; University of Michigan, Bournemouth University, UK; University of California, San Francisco, USA; City Hospital Sunderland and NHS Foundation Trust UK to name a few.

Welcome Message
Dr. Pratima Gupta Professor, & Head Dept. of Microbiology
AIIMS Rishikesh Chairperson XVII UP-UK-MICROCON-2021
With immense pleasure I, on behalf of organizing committee, invite you to the XVII Annual Conference of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chapter of UPUKMICROCON-2021 being hosted at AIIMS, Rishikesh. The conference is scheduled on 22 and 23 March, 2021. This conference will offer a wonderful opportunity to discuss various health issues, exchange ideas and share information on recent advances with others working in the field of Clinical Microbiology, both in Uttar Pradesh as well as Uttarakhand. The focus of the conference is “Epidemic Prone Infectious Diseases of Relevance in Current Scenario”. Every effort shall be made to make this programme a success. We invite you to participate in this conference wholeheartedly. Do join us on March, 22 and 23 March 2021 at Rishikesh and enjoy this academic bonanza virtually.

Dr. Balram Ji Omar Additional Professor
Dept. of Microbiology

Welcome Message

AIIMS Rishikesh Organizing Secretary

With great pleasure and honor, we invite all delegates to e-MICROCON 2021, online Conference and workshop on 22 & 23 March 2021 AIIMS Rishikesh. Workshops are designed to give an insight to the delegates regarding the upcoming futuristic methodologies for diagnostic purpose keeping the theme of the conference at the center stage. Conference is designed to discuss major issues faced by all involved in health sector, in a holistic manner especially during current COVID-19 pandemic.
We request all concerned and interested, to register for extremely interesting workshops at the earliest, as the seats available are limited. Some of the techniques are recently launched in India and it might be a good opportunity for the delegates to learn about them.
Lectures from experts have been thoughtfully planned so as to cover major issues ranging from antimicrobial drug resistance to epidemic viral diseases. This would give the delegates an opportunity to experience and interact with the finest minds in their field.

Executive Team Members

Senior Residents Dr. Vanya Singh Dr. Arpana Singh Dr. Jitender Gairolla Dr. Ravi Shankar Dr. U. Sasi Rekha

Junior Residents Dr. Deepika Chakraborty Dr. Pratiksha Kamboj Dr. Tanya Singh Dr. Bhagwan Vikram Morale

PhD Scholars Dr. Sangeeta Deka Ms. Diksha Mr. Gaurav Badoni Mr. Ashish Kothari Ms. Anshu

Executive Committee Members (IAMM-UP-UK CHAPTER)

Dr. Mastan Singh

: President

Dr. G.C. Upadhyay

: Vice President

Dr. Rungmei S K Marak

: Secretary

Dr. Vineeta Mitttal

: Joint Secretary

Dr. Ankur Goel

: Treasurer

Dr. Pradyot Prakash

: Editor

Dr. Deepak Kumar

: Editor

Executive Members
Dr. Pratima Gupta, Dr. Rahul Goyal, Dr. Chinmoy Sahu, Dr. Priyank, Dr. Fatima, Dr. Ragini Tilak, Dr. Umar Farooq, Dr. Amit Singh, Dr. Asim Singh

Workshop Highlights
❖ CBNAAT/GENE XPERT- for Mycobacterium identification ❖ MALDI-TOF MS for bacterial identification ❖ TMA based COVID 19 Diagnosis by Automated PCR/ NAAT System ❖ Indirect Immunofluorescence assay (IFA) based detection of ANA, ANCA
etc. ❖ Basics of sequencing technology- capillary to Next Generation
Sequencing (NGS)

Scientific Program

Day-1 (22 March 2021) Workshop



Expert on Board


Matrix Assisted Laser

Desorption Ionization-Time Of

Flight (MALDI TOF )


Indirect immunofluorescence

assay (IFA) based detection of

10 am- 11:30 am

Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT)

Dr. Pallab Ray, PGIMER, Dr. Mohit Bhatia,


AIIMS, Rishikesh

Dr. Jyotsna Agarwal, RML

Dr. John Anthony Jude Prakash, CMC, Vellore
Dr. Urvashi B Singh, AIIMS, Delhi Dr. Ankur Goyal, Govt Medical college, Jaloun

Dr. Deepjyoti Kalita, AIIMS, Rishikesh
Dr. Amber Prasad, AIIMS, Rishikesh

Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA) based COVID -19 Diagnosis
Basics of sequencing
technology- capillary to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Dr. Gita Negi, AIIMS, Rishikesh

Dr. Yogendra Pratap Mathuria, AIIMS, Rishikesh Dr. Balram Ji Omar, AIIMS, Rishikesh

Scientific Program, Day-1 (22 March 2021)

Dr. Amita Jain, KGMU, Lucknow

11:45am-12:30pm Acute Encephalitis in IndiaChanging Scenario

Dr. Gopal Nath, BHU, Varanasi Dr. Umesh, GMCH, Haldwani Dr. Yogendra Pratap Mathuria, AIIMS, Rishikesh* Dr. Amresh Kumar Singh, BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur


Speaker Dr. Aarti Kapil, AIIMS, Delhi Chairpersons Bacteriology of Water and Air Dr. Sulekha Nautiyal, SGRR, Dehradun Dr. Balram Ji Omar, AIIMS, Rishikesh* Dr. Sumi Nandwani, Pediatric Superspeciality Hospital, Noida Dr. Manodeep Sen, RML, Lucknow

1:15pm- 2:15pm 2:15pm- 3:00pm


AMR surveillance in IndiaICMR report

Speaker Dr. Kamini Walia, ICMR Chairpersons Dr. Vimala Venkatesh, KGMU, Lucknow Dr. Rahul Kumar Goyal, SRMS, Bareilly Dr. Prashant Gupta, KGMU, Lucknow Dr. Mohit Bhatia, AIIMS, Rishikesh*

Diagnostic Challenges in


control of Tuberculosis in the

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