Activities and events

Activities and events conducted by IRA members in past 3 months

Conversations in Osteoporosis: Lessons from the clinic organized on 12th January 2024 at BVP, Pune.

-Kavita Krishna, Pune

Talk on Prescription Errors in Rheumatology and artwork by an MBBS student at DDMCH, Keonjhar, Odisha.

-Debasis Patro, Bhubaneswar

Osteoporosis Dialogues on 14th January 2024 at Kolkata had in-depth discussion and interactive sessions on various aspects of osteoporosis.

-Parthajit Das, Kolkata
Guest lecture by Dr Atul Deodhar on Spondyloarthritis in Females at Pune on 23rd January 2024.
-Kavita Krishna, Pune
Rheumatology Update: From Lab to Bedside held at Indore focused on basic approach and early detection and management of rheumatic diseases.
– Akshat Pandey, Indore

Delivered a lecture on Approach to Inflammatory arthritis at the CME conducted by the Department of General Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore on 3rd February 2024. Session was chaired by Dr Sahana.

-Prakruthi J, Mangalore

Seventh National Conference of Indian Society of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases on early detection of PID was organized from 9-11th February at SGPGI, Lucknow.

-Upendra Rathore, Lucknow

Organized, ESIC Rheumacon 2024, a CME on “Together towards a future for simplifying rheumatology” on 10th February at ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad.

-Vijaya Prasanna Parimi, Hyderabad

Rheumatology Association Gujarat’s Winter Symposium was organized by the Surat Rheumatology group led by Drs Nishil Shah, Nishant Desai and Prashant Chotalia on 10th February 2024 at Daman.

-Bankim Desai, Surat

Workshop on Scientific writing and Publication was organized by Drs Varsha P Bagul and Mamatha P Venkatesh at Bombay hospital and medical research centre on 11th February 2024 informative sessions and practical tips from Drs Vinod Ravindran, Samir Rajadhyaksha, Mohit Goyal and Sham S. Over 50 postgraduates actively participated in this workshop.

-Shashank M Akerkar, Secretary, Maharashtra Rheumatology Association
Rheumatology Update for post-graduates on 18th February 2024 at IMS BHU Varanasi.
-Deepak Gautam, Varanasi

Intra Articular Joint injection Workshop 2024 at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi on 23rd February during APICON 2024.

-GhanShyamPangtey, Delhi

Rheumatology CME on “Glucocorticoids” held at IMA Payyanur, Kannur Kerala on 6th March 2024.

-Sayid Fahad Nizar, Kannur

Rheumatology Quiz for internal medicine residents on 9th March 2024 at IMS BHU Varanasi.

-Deepak Gautam, Varanasi

On International Women’s Day, on 9-10th March 2024, WHIRA – Women Health in Rheumatology Association was launched, the first of its kind, with a Vision and a Mission – towards Holistic care for Women with Rheumatic Diseases and a virtual session was conducted with 82 attendees and excellent talks by Drs Amita Agarwal and Grace Wright.

-Kavita Krishna, Pune

ImmunoAllergy Conclave on 9-10th March 2024 at SGPGI, Lucknow emphasized the importance of basics in understanding immunoallergy disorders.

-Upendra Rathore, Lucknow
North zone consensus meeting on Adalimumab and Tofacitinib usage on 10th March 2024.
-Ashit Syngle, Chandigarh

IRA Odisha Chapter conducted a midterm CME on 10th March 2024 successfully at MKCG Hospital, Berhampur, Odisha.

-Bharat Panigrahy, Bhubaneswar and Saumya Ranjan Tripathy, Cuttack
CME was held on 10th March 2024 to raise awareness about rheumatic diseases among the internists in Sirsa, Haryana.
-Kushagra Gupta, Hisar
Awareness program on rheumatological diseases and check-up camp on World Women’s Day.
-Rutuja Puraswani, Indore
Fifth World Rheumatology Forum Summit – Rheumatology Masterclasses was organized at Chennai on 16-17th March 2024 by organizing secretary Dr Sham Santhanam and team.
-Kavitha MM, Chennai

Maharashtra Rheumatology Association has been having academic sessions for the PGs, fellows & its members. MRA PG teaching program is an online session for the medicine PGs. There have been 17 sessions till date. They are well attended by PGs across Maharashtra. MRA Rheumatology Fellows teaching program is a monthly online session with a case presentation followed by a guest lecture. It is a well-attended program with 50-70 attendees per session. Under its aegis, an interactive meeting on osteoporosis was also conducted at the Jio Convention centre in Mumbai on 13th January 2024. Dilemmas in diagnosis and treatment were presented. Dr Kaushik Chaudhary consultant rheumatologist from UK was the main discussant along with Dr Puneet Mashru, consultant rheumatologist, HN hospital, Mumbai.

Dr Varghese Koshy with Department of Internal Medicine (AFMC) conducted an online masterclass in Rheumatology for students pursuing postgraduation in general medicine, paediatrics, pathology, microbiology & radiology with Brig Vivek Vasdev and Gp Capt S Kartik as speakers.

Dr Ashit Syngle and his team’s research on “Relationship between Flow Mediated Dilation and QRISK3 in Rheumatoid Arthritis” won the first prize at the DBT sponsored International Conference.

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