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2nd Edition of International Conference

and Expo on Clinical Microbiology

June 23-24, 2023 | Rome, Italy

ICCM 2022

P Hema Prakash Kumari

Speaker at Clinical Microbiology 2022 - P Hema Prakash Kumari
GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
Title : Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Microbiology Diagnostic Testing


Clinical laboratories have been playing a pivotal role in understanding biology, disease and molecular medicine. Approximately 70% of the decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment are based on laboratory results.
Clinical Microbiology Laboratories have been relying on conventional diagnostic methods. Automation of clinical laboratories has transformed the departments of Biochemistry and Pathology in a significant way. Yet, Clinical Microbiology laboratories must have the technology to replace the existing conventional cultural methods. Clinical and microbiological diagnostics have made technological improvements, yet they are expensive to reach medium microbiology facilities. In the wake of Artificial Intelligence making a  path into the diagnostics, as evidenced by the image-based diagnostics in Radiology and Pathology, Can Artificial intelligence provide solutions to clinical and microbiological laboratories?

Clinical microbiology laboratories are the first line of defence in the fight against infectious illnesses and antibiotic resistance, particularly recently emerged. Although most clinical laboratories currently use traditional methods, technological advancements fueled by digital imaging and high-throughput sequencing will transform clinical diagnostics management for direct bacteria identification and rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing. Notably, such technical developments occur during the golden age of machine learning, when computers are no longer just passive data miners but can also assist clinicians in making diagnostic and treatment decisions once they have been adequately educated. This presentation will navigate through the applications of the  Artificial intelligence and Machine learning in the Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratories and Discuss such technological advancements by providing practical instances of their use, as well as their limitations and potential challenges that their use in clinical microbiology laboratories could cause.
What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • Audience will learn about Definitions of Artificial intelligence and Machine learning.
  • Will be able to know the current advancements in the field of clinical microbiology diagnostic by incorporating Artificial intelligence and Machine learning.
  • This knowledge will help them to take forward the implementation of artificial intelligence in the clinical diagnostics and also critically think about the limitations of the technology incorporation in routine diagnostics.
  • They can form new solutions and come up with new technological solutions for diagnostic which can be economical.


Dr. P. Hema Prakash Kumari, Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India is Medical graduate from Guntur Medical College in the year 2000. She Completed Post Graduation in M.D.  Microbiology from the same Medical College. Later she completed Senior residency in Jawahar Institute of Post Graduate Education and Research, Puducherry . She worked in various medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh in the roles of Assistant professor , Associate Professor and Professor. She has a 27 total publications with 8 publications in Scopus and 6 in Pubmed central and one chapter to her credit.