From the Editor

Vinod Ravindran MD, MRCP (UK), MSc-Rheumatology (King’s College, London, UK), CCT-Rheumatology (UK), MRCP-Rheumatology (UK), FRCP (Edin)
Director, Centre for Rheumatology, Calicut, Kerala

Dear Colleagues, 

I am delighted to present the December 2023 issue of the IRA e-newsletter. I thank all the members for their appreciation and constructive feedback on the previous three issues.

Our editorial board has worked collectively to bring you diversified and exciting content.

In line with our vision for the e-newsletter “Be innovative and think of life more and science less”; executive editor for this issue, Dr Keerthi Talari has curated a collector’s volume with an exciting range of topics with contributors ranging from the doyens and experts from Indian rheumatology to our extremely talented younger members.

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Lastly, I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as the Secretary of the Indian Rheumatology Association for the next two years (click here for my message).

I wish you a very happy and prosperous new year 2024!

Best wishes

Prof. Vinod Ravindran MD, FRCP
Editor-in-Chief, IRA e-newsletter 

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