Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM) is a non-commercial, qualified organization founded (1949) with the objective of promotion and advancement of pathology, microbiology and allied sciences. It is associated to the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) as its Indian Division. It acts as a professional technical body to express its visions on all matters (and questions that may arise) on education, training, professional practice and quality control and permits them on to the proficient authorities for implementation .It provides an opportunity for presentation and publication of research activities in the arenas by way of conferences and its journals. The research activities are encouraged through scholarship, prizes and awards. The IAPM promotes dissipation of knowledge and interchange of new ideas and skills by persuading the specialists to arrange CME programs and workshops.
With membership strength of more than 3000, the IAPM governs itself democratically through a governing council of elected office bearers whose policies, decisions and action need to be authorized by a general body of all the members which meets yearly. All the resolutions and activities of the IAPM are conveyed to all the members by a quarterly news-letter. The National Head Quarter of the Association is located at Cuttack ( Orissa ) in India . Besides , the IAPM has established regional chapters to shape and execute multiple regional activities fulfilling objectives of the organization . A chairperson , elected by the association members belonging to the regional chapters , become ex - officio member of Governing Council and symbolizes the said members and the activities of the region in the council and acts as a liaison between the two . The IAPM has also founded the Indian College of Pathologists ( ICP ) which promotes academic activities . Authorized scientific publication of the IAPM is the quarterly , Indian Journal of Pathology and MicrobiologyRead More»