11th Chandigarh Chapter Scientific Seminar and CME All India medical Laboratory Technologist’s Association State Unit, Chandigarh On Bio-Medical Laboratory Science Day (15th April, 2016)

Event Description


Students of M.Sc. Microbiology (IInd Sem.), B.Sc. Medical Microbiology(2nd & 3rd Year) and B.M.L.T(2nd & 3rd Year) from Uttaranchal (P.G) College of Biomedical Sciences & Hospitals  participated in the one day seminar on the occasion of World  Biomedical Laboratory Science Day on 15th April. Seminar was organized by all India Medical Laboratory Technologist Association (AIMLTA), State Unit, Chandigarh proposed to held its XIth Chandigarh Chapter cum Scientific Seminar at Bhargava Auditorium, PGIMER, Chandigarh.

As due to emerging advancement in the field of Biomedical Laboratory Science, MLT&   Microbiology students as well as medical technologists are strived to maintain excellence in performance. The seminar was very essential to acquire the updating skills and knowledge and professionals expertise by attending this type of symposia and scientific seminar on time to time. Which will be very effective for students as well as for faculty.

Students of M.L.T & Medical Microbiology students Attend the Seminar with the Faculty members Neelam Bamola (HOD, Microbiology),  Priyanka Negi (Assistant Professor, Microbiology), Anita Mehar(Assistant Professor, Biochemistry) & Manjul Singla ( Assistant Professor, Pathology).

Seminar was totally based on the related for Medical Lab Technology & Medical Microbiology students. Several beneficial topics were discussed during the seminar by the expert. Some are like-

  • To assess the knowledge, attitude and Practices of Hand Hygiene among undergraduate Medical Students- By Madan Lal, Proffessor of Microbiology, Pathankot

Healthcare – associated infection is a very important health issue globally. The topic   recommend that serious efforts are needed to improve the hand hygiene practices among medical students by periodical awareness talks and they need to motivated to follow hand hygiene practices.

  • How to evaluate peripheral blood film in routine practice- An overview- BY Vidya Sagar, Vice Principal, Institute of Allied Health sciences, Christian Medical College Ludhiana.

The main objective is that a systemic examination of peripheral blood film is the most useful basic technique in the hematology for evaluating the “blood picture” includes a description of red blood cells, total white cells, differential leucocytes count and assessment of the platelets and other blood parasites especially Plasmodium species.

  • Pathophysiology of Secondary Complications of Diabetes MelllitusBY Dr. P.K. Prabhakar, Department of Paramedical Sciences, LPU, Pagwara Punjab.

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is the most common endocrine metabolic disorder, characterized by hyperglycemia. The major cause of this hyperglycemia is either insufficient or inefficient insulin which leads to the imbalance in the metabolisms of not only carbohydrates but also protein and lipids.

  • Role of Medical Laboratory Services in Patient Safety- By Poonam Chaudhary, Research Scholar, Amity University (Haryana).

The clinical laboratory professional is an indispensable partner in providing patient care and making direct improvements in the lives of patients, in the maintenance of the public health, and in the effectiveness of individuals health care providers. Clinical laboratory services provide the information required by a physician to start, adjust and also to stop a course of treatment.

Laboratory quality management plans with pre-analytic, analytic and post analytic components are key elements in ensuring patient safety. Medical laboratory professionals should be encouraged to place more focus on the best possible quality and clinical value of laboratory diagnostics and hence ensure a safe and quality patient care and management.

  • Bioinformatics and health care- By Dr. Nandita Bachhawat, CSIC, PGIMER.

The developments and progress in the field of Medicine including Drug Discovery, Personalized Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Gene therapy cannot be thought of without the applications of molecular clinical informatics.

Generally speaking, it is believed that the application of bioinformatics tools and techniques in the field of modern Medical sciences will provide benefits to patients care enormously as we move towards the era of personalized medicine.

  • Iron Defficiency Anaemia- By Sandeep Atwal, Deptt. Of Biochemistry, PGIMER,

Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Iron help make red blood cells. When our body does not have enough iron, it will make fewer red blood cells or RBCs that are too small. This is called iron deficiency anaemia.

Iron rich food includes-  chicken, Dried lentils, peas and beans, fish, peanut, butter, soybean.

Whole grain bread, oatmeal, Raisins, Prunes and Apricots, Spinach, Kale and other Grains.

  • Transfusion Medicine(Blood Bank): From Past to Future- By Chandra Prakash, PGIME
  • Patient Safety Rules- By Osin Joshi & Prasanta Chakraborthy, Students of M.Sc. Microbiology IInd Sem. Uttaranchal (P.G) College of BioMedical Sciences & Hospital, Dehradun.

Osin Joshi And Prasanta Chakraborthy got 1st Prize in Their presentation On Patient Safety Rules.

Quiz Compitition :-  on spot quiz competition was organized by AIMLTA in PGIMER related to medical terminology.. In which the students of UCBMSH participate in Quiz competition. Aniket Gaur- Student of BMM 2nd Year, Subhash Chaudhary Student of BMM- 3rd Year and Govardhan student of BMLT- 3rd Year participate in quiz competition. Total 14 team was participated.  Our UCBMSH team Got 2nd Prize in Quiz competition.

Honour & Recognition:-
Neelam Bamola, (H.O.D), Department of Microbiology Received the Honour For the UCBMSH, College on Behalf of AIMLTA which was organized in PGIMER. Neelam Bamola is  nominated for the Life time member for All India Medical Technologist Association (AIMLTA) at their.

Students get benefited with the knowledge and awareness in different issues discussed by speakers. Also students of UCBMSH encouraged with this type of activity and perform their talent in the seminar.


For the refreshment students were also visited in different 2-3 places in Chandigarh. Where they refresh ourselves as well as get benifited with several extracurricular activity.

Places where the UCBMSH Visit-

  • Rock Garden– Students influenced in the rock garden by the man-made
  • They observe there the creativity of human being that how we recycle and utilize our waste material for the creation and how we utilize our waste product for public attraction.



  • Pinjori Garden:-


  • Zoological Park of Wild Animals in Chandigarh

Students of UCBMSH also visited the Gods Created beautiful Live animals in the zoo. Which are protected under the supervision of forest servents. Several animals and their data like their local name, Zoological Name, age, Sex, etc. are mentioned there. Students get some information about the wild animals like Deer, Lion, Zebra, Beer, snake, reptiles, crocodiles, parrot, Peacock etc. Different Variety of animals were seen at one place.



During the visit students gain the Knowledge in seminar, aware with the different clinical and medical awareness issues, working methods in laboratory and also during other visit as in Rock Garden, Pinjori Garden and Zoological park. UCBMSH students aware about the clinlliness of public places, care and loving nature with the animals, protection of animals and safety rules of public places, maintenance of flowers and plants with care etc.

Report Submitted By-
Neelam Bamola
HOD, Microbiology

Uttaranchal (P.G) College of Biomedical Sciences & Hospital,
Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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