Virus Study Group

We focus on sharing knowledge pertaining to virology and promote research on virology among members of the KSCM. Our activities include hosting research workshops as well as surveillance on the current status of diagnosis for viral infections, and establishing guidance for clinical virology. For the missions, the study group is regularly organizing a multicenter study on clinical virology.



Tuberculosis Study Group


  • Our goal is to strengthen the diagnostic capabilities of tuberculosis (TB) and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection through research and education. Activities include education and training pertaining to the diagnosis of TB and NTM infection as well as conducting collaborative research with the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) and other academic societies.


Helicobacter Study Group


  • Diagnosis and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Helicobacter pylori are crucial because H. pylori is well known causative agents of human gastritis, gastric ulcer, and gastric cancer in Korea. Our mission is to contribute in the area of clinical microbiology by conducting and promoting research on H. pylori among KSCM members.


Tropical Medicine Research Group


  • Our goal is to strengthen the diagnostic and research capabilities in the area of tropical diseases. The missions of the study group is to educate experts in the diagnosis of parasitic infestation and promote multicenter study on tropical diseases among the KSCM members.