Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 42nd Annual Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, scheduled 28th November – 2nd December, 2018 at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru (Bangalore).
It is a matter of great privilege & a lot of jubilation to host the 42nd MICROCON in Bengaluru again, after 16 long years. The association has continuously provided a platform for dissemination and sharing of scientific exchange amongst professionals interested in the study of Microbiology in the country.
Aimed at Medical Microbiologists from the Indian Subcontinent, we are committed to bring together the very best of the Faculty ever assembled in this part of the country. Your interaction with your colleagues from different regions will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding. We look forward to your active participation and welcome you to the Garden City of India, Bengaluru.
Bengaluru is the most sought out cosmopolitan city in India and is best known for making people from all over the world at home. Blessed with a salubrious climate, gardens & parks, natural lakes, architectural landmarks, shopping malls, the best restaurants and pubs in this part of the globe, business opportunities, Bengaluru is the ideal gateway to India and beyond. Bengaluru offers something for everyone, music and dance concerts (Western and Indian), dramas, exhibitions, carnivals, conferences and more. Capital of the Southern state of Karnataka, Bengaluru today is Asia’s fastest growing cosmopolitan city. It is home to some of the most high tech industries in India. The IT industry views Bengaluru as the ‘byte-basket’ of India. Bengaluru is also home to some of India’s premier scientific establishments.
We invite you to come and experience the scientific fiesta, where old friendships can be renewed and new ones formed. Do take some time out to experience the best of Bengaluru.
Look forward to see you all at MICROCON 2018.
Clinical Microbiology is at a very exciting period; not only are we seeing changes in the way we practice, but we also have a very sophisticated array of tools at our disposal. These tools have enabled improvement in delivery of services provided to our patients. Yet, in our daily role as clinical microbiologists, there are significant barriers which currently limit our ability to function at the highest level possible. Identifying and breaking these barriers is essential to enhance quality of care to our patients. Such an approach is neither easy nor comfortable. However, it will keep us professionally viable and relevant. The only way forward is building new bridges through networks. Bridges between local, state, and central public health systems, between academia, business and government, also across different scientific disciplines, between research communities in different nations, and even between multilateral institutions. This theme of engagement will be the primary focus of MICROCON 2018, Bengaluru.
Bengaluru or Bangalore, the third largest city in India is located in the south of India and the capital of the state of Karnataka. It is also known as the "Silicon Valley of India" because of its role as the nation's leading information technology exporter. Located at a height of over 3,000 feet (914.4 m) above sea level, Bengaluru is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. The city is amongst the top ten preferred entrepreneurial locations in the world.
Bengaluru is an amalgamation of a rich cultural past and rapid modernization. The Old city retains more than a hint of its glorious past in the forts and palaces from the 16th century with their splendid architecture and sprawling “maidans”. The New city is famous for its impressive modern buildings which house the technology giants, the numerous high quality educational institutions that attract students from all over, the well laid out connectivity within the city & to the outside world, the thriving night life and the excellent shopping. These qualities make it a magnificent place to visit, a delightful city to live in as well and a gateway to the rest of India.