Activities and Events

Activities and events conducted by IRA members in the past 3 months

A patient education program – ROSHIKA® was organized for Lupus patients on 30th March 2024 by the department of Rheumatology at AIIMS, New Delhi.

– Ranjan Gupta, Delhi

Patient support program (WHIRA Mind & Joint Interface Support group) – Mana Sandhi – a step towards our mission of providing Wellness & Holistic care, to address an unmet need – the emotional health of women with Rheumatic Diseases held at BVP, Pune on 22nd April 2024.

– Kavita Krishna, Pune
CME on World AS Day 4th May 2024 on ‘Approach to HLA B27’ at Hisar, Haryana.
– Kushagra Gupta, Hisar

Awareness program about Ankylosing spondylitis on the eve of World AS day held on 6th May 2024 at Dr B M Patil multispeciality hospital, Belgaum

– Utkarsha S Patil, Belgaum

An interactive session on the World Lupus Day with Undergraduates, Interns and Postgraduate students of GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad. Lupus Awareness Activity conducted by Team Rheuma CARE on 9th May 2024, Ahmedabad with patient experience sharing, answering queries, followed by a Drawing Competition for Lupus Patients.

– Sanket Shah, Ahmedabad

The Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology was officially inaugurated at AIIMS Kalyani on 9th May 2024, by the esteemed Executive Director, Dr. Ramji Singh.
The event also marked the celebration of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Day, featuring engaging activities such as quizzes and poster presentations on autoimmunity for our students alongside our patients.

– Ritasman Baisya, Kalyani

Awareness program about Lupus on the eve of World Lupus Day held on 10th May at Dr. B M Patil Multispeciality Hospital, Belgaum

– Utkarsha S Patil, Belgaum

A patient awareness program and CME for doctors on World Lupus Day was organised at Kangra, Himachal Pradesh on 10th May 2024.

– Anshul Goel, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh 

Lupus Awareness Program attended by patients and their caregivers sharing their life experiences held at BVP, Pune in May 2024.

– Kavita Krishna, Pune
Patient awareness program with the theme “Early diagnosis and judicious adherence to therapy” was celebrated on World Lupus Day at Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences & Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, Kolkata, West Bengal, on 10th May 2024.
– Suparna Guha, Kolkata
Lupus Awareness Month was celebrated on 10th May 2024 at KGMU, Lucknow.
– Prasanna Dogga, Lucknow

World Lupus Day celebration on 10the May 2024 in Guwahati, Assam, organized by IRA-Assam and API- Guwahati branch

– Dhrubajyoti Sharma, Guwahati

News article for raising awareness about lupus on the occasion of World Lupus Day on 10th May 2024.

– Akhil Goel, Jaipur

CME on Rheumatology at Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam on 11th May 2024 organized by IRA-Assam and Dept. of Medicine, GMCH, Guwahati

– Dhrubajyoti Sharma, Guwahati

SLE awareness program conducted on 11th May 2024 by the Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology at Aster MIMS Kannur.

– Sayid Fahad Nizar, Kannur

Department of Medicine, Gauhati Medical College organized a CME under the aegis of IRA–-Assam Chapter on Rheumatology on 11th May 2024 on the theme: “Sharing the experiences of experts from the real world”.

– Prabal Barman, Guwahati
Lupus Day Meet 2024 organised by Pediatric Rheumatology and Nephrology departments of Institute of Child Health Kolkata at the National Library campus on 12th May 2024.
– Priyankar Pal, Kolkata

Mid-term CME of the Indian Society for Kawasaki Disease at Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi on 19th May 2024.

– Priyankar Pal, Kolkata

IRA Kerala chapter’s annual meet (Rheumacon 2024) was held at Kannur (Northern Malabar side), Kerala on 26th May 2024, in which interesting scientific sessions were presented by national as well as state faculties about various autoimmune diseases.

– Padmaja R, Kannur

“Rheumatology in Daily Practice” CME conducted by IMA-Amritsar on 2nd June 2024. The talk focussed on the presentations of rheumatic diseases in various specialities.

– Swapan Nagpal

CME on Primary Immunodeficiency disorders was organised by IRA Odisha branch on 2nd June 2024 at Sardar Vallavbhai Patel PG institute of Paediatrics, Cuttack. It was mainly aimed at sensitising paediatricians and post graduate students for PID.

– Jyoti Ranjan Parida, Odisha

Edited by: Upendra Rathore

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