TROPACON 2019 UP-UK chapter Conference

Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College & Research Centre's Microbiology department conducted its 4th annual IATP UP-UK chapter conference TROPACON 2019 held at the auditorium of TMMC&RC, TMU campus.

The conference surmised of discussing numerous illnesses and diseases caused by the microbes and the precautions to avoid them. A major emphasis of the conference was based on the Leishmaniasis, Malaria and Lymphatic filaria.

The workshop inauguration took place by lighting the lamp by the hands of dignitaries and guests like Dr. Subhash Chandra Parija Chairman IATP and Vice-Chancellor of Shri Balaji Vidhypeth, Dr. Ujala Ghoshal Head & professor SGPGI, Prof. Harris M Khan Director UP-UK Chapter IATP, Prof. RK Mudgal Vice-Chancellor TMU, Dr. Umar Farooq Organising Chairperson & HOD Microbiology Dept. TMU, Dr. Sudhir Singh Organizing Secretary, Dr. SK Jain HOD Anatomy TMU, Dr. Najmul Huda Additional Dean Academics,TMU.

Dr. Adil Raja, Assistant professor AMU and Dr. Ujala Ghoshal Professor and Head SGPGI, briefed about these vector-borne diseases.

Amidst the conference, Dr. Subhash Chandra Parija (Chairman IATP and Vice-Chancellor of Shri Balaji Vidhypeth) pointed that with the outstanding advancement and incredulous evolution happening around us we should also consider the rising threat of microbiological diseases too. Pestilence like black fever (Kala azaar) has tremendous chances of hitting the riverbed regions in the future and to prevent it petitions with the appropriate formulated steps should be submitted to the governing bodies for implementing appropriate measures for the safety of the citizens. The initiative of TROPACON since 2007 has always been creating awareness about this subject among common people.

Dr. Ujala Ghoshal (Head & professor SGPGI) addressed about Leishmaniasis, Malaria and Lymphatic filarial are lethal if not taken proper care in time. Vectors like mosquito and ticks spread such infections causing harm to the humans. Stressing about the awareness regarding such infections is crucial for the younger generation and people to know, so as to avoid falling prey to such infectious diseases.

Prof. Harris Khan (Director UP-UK Chapter IATP) informed how poverty, deteriorated lifestyles, unclean environment and hygiene are growth harbouring factors that accelerate the spread of such microbiological diseases. Awareness is the only key that can help us eradicate such diseases from India just like Polio. Shedding light over this subject in front of the authorities can ensure the development of concrete precautionary steps to be enforced to prevent the spread of the infection as much as possible.

Prof. R. K. Mudgal Vice-Chancellor TMU supported the speakers on their aspect of bringing awareness among people and the government and appreciated their effort.

Ms. Savitri Tiwari National Institute of Malaria Research was awarded a Travel Grant Award by the hands Prof. Ghosh.

The workshop concluded with felicitating the guests with mementos and certificates and pledging to bring as much awareness among people, as possible as vector-borne diseases are the newest critical issue to ponder upon.