We are pleased to invite you to the 13th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology, ‘TROPACON 2019” in Manipal, which is synonymous with excellence in higher education. The conference is being organized by Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka from 6 to 8th September 2019.
The fields of diagnostic medical parasitology, treatment, and vaccines are undergoing dramatic change. In developing nations, old methods of diagnosis and management of parasitic diseases are still the mainstay of approach for many laboratories. In recent years, there is lot of development of newer diagnostic methods focusing on serological, molecular, and proteomic approaches. So, there is huge gap exist between old and new approaches in diagnosing and managing parasitic diseases. This conference with the Theme “Targeting Parasites: Improving old methods and developing new strategies” will focus on fulfilling the gap between older and newer techniques to target and eliminate parasites. This conference will brings together researchers, academicians and clinicians who strive towards understanding complex dynamical problems of newer evolving parasites, its ecology and host-parasitic interactions.
Our Institution, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal was established on June 30, 1953, by our great founder and visionary, late Dr. T. M. A. Pai. He established educational, medical, banking and industrial enterprises of national importance and repute. Kasturba Medical College is the first college in the private sector and ranks among the top five medical colleges in the country today. The rankings released in 2018 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has placed Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 7th among top 25 Medical colleges in India.
Department Microbiology, KMC, Manipal is a multidisciplinary unit consisting of Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Anaerobic bacteriology, Immunology, HIV laboratory, Parasitology, Mycobacteriology, Critical care laboratory. Our Department is providing up-to-date and holistic theoretical & practical training for MBBS, MD (Microbiology) and PhDs; carrying out frontline research in all disciplines of Microbiology. Our Microbiology Laboratory and Parasitology division is accredited by NABL, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (An autonomous body under Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India).
The laboratory facilities include state of the art Biosafety Level 3 TB laboratory ,automated blood culture system (BACTEC), MALDI–TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization – Time of Flight), antimicrobial susceptibility testing system (Vitek-2), Differential Interface contrast Microscope(DIC), Conventional PCR, Real time PCR along with the conventional microbiological tools for diagnostic services .
We are privileged to host this conference and extends our hospitality to all the delegates in Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, which has been given, Institution of Eminence status by Govt of India, with Legacy of 65 Years in Educational Excellence.
In Joint collaboration with Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you for preconference workshop and be a part of this distinguished conference.
- Last date of Registration: 15th August 2019
- Last date of abstract submission: 1st August 2018