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Indian Rheumatology Association 30th Annual Conference 2014 (IRACON 2014)

Bhargava Auditorium * | Chandigarh, INDIA
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Title: Indian Rheumatology Association 30th Annual Conference 2014 (IRACON 2014)
Specialty: Rheumatology
Dates: From Nov, 28, 2014 to Nov, 30, 2014
Location: Chandigarh, INDIA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 200 to 350 USD
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Welcome message:

It gives me immense pleasure that the Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh is organizing the 30th Annual Conference of Indian Rheumatology Association (IRACON 2014) on 27-30th November, 2014. There is enormous burden of musculoskeletal diseases in our country, which are amongst the most common and disabling 'non-communicable' diseases. There have been several advances in the field of rheumatology and the theme of the conference 'bridging the gap' aptly reflects the need of the nation.

PGIMER has been providing the dedicated rheumatology services for a long time after the establishment of a rheumatology clinic by Late Prof. S. D. Deodhar almost five decades ago. This conference is being held at PGIMER, Chandigarh after a gap of 13 years, and I am sure that the scientific program will be stimulating and thought provoking.

The weather in Chandigarh will be pleasant and I hope that the Guest Faculty and delegates will enjoy the academic feast along with warm hospitality.

Prof. Yogesh Chawla 
Director, PGIMER Chandigarh

Prof. Ajay Wanchu
Associate Professor
Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases (OP09),
Oregon Health & Science University,
3181 SW Sam Jackson Road,
Portland, OR 97239
Ex Professor of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Dr. David Jayne 
Reader in Vasculitis
Department of Medicine
University of Cambridge
Addenbooke's Hospital
Hills Road
Cambridge CB2 2OQ
Tel/Fax 01223 586796

Prof. George Nuki,

University of Edinburg, Scotland, UK

Dr. Gurjit Kaeley,
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology; 
Medical Director, 
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program; 
Program Director, 
Rheumatology Fellowship

University of Florida College of Medicine,
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Harvinder S Luthra, MD
John Finn Professor
Mayo Medical School
Rochester, MN 55905

Prof. Justin Mason
Professor of Vascular Rheumatology within Cardiovascular Sciences, 
The Eric Bywaters Centre for Vascular Inflammation, 
National Heart and Lung Institute, 
Hammersmith Hospital,London

Prof. Loic Guillevin,
Professor of Medicine,
Department of Internal Medicine, 
Hôpital Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, France.

Manjari Lahiri,MBBS, MD (Med), MRCP (Med), FAMS (Rheumatology)

Consultant, Division of Rheumatology and General Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System (NUHS), Singapore.
Associate Programme Director, Internal Medicine Residency Programme, NUHS.
Co-Chair, Curriculum subcommittee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, NUHS.
Meenakshi Jolly, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Behavioral Sciences,
Director, Rush Lupus Clinic,
Rush University Medical Center,
Chicago, Illinois

Muhammad Asim Khan

Professor Emeritus of Medicine,

Case Western Reserve University,

MetroHealth Medical Center,

Cleveland, USA

Prof. Paul Bacon
Emeritus Professor, 
Division of Immunity & Infection, University of Birmingham

Peter C. Taylor 
Norman Collisson Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, 
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences,
University of Oxford
Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road
Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD.

01865 227323

Prof. Pradeep Bambery,
Associate professor of medicine, 
University of Queensland, Clinical director of medicine, 
Bundaberg hospital, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Ex- Chief Rheumatology Services, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Robert I. Fox, 
M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
Chief, Rheumatology Clinic
Scripps Memorial Hospital and Research Foundation 
9850 Genesee Ave, Suite #910
La Jolla, California 92037

Sharad Lakhanpal, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas
Rheumatology Associates
8144 Walnut Hill #800
Dallas, Texas  75231

Prof. Simon Bowman
Consultant & Honorary Professor of Rheumatology
Rheumatology - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre,
Birmingham, B15 2TH

Prof. Syed Atiqul Haq

Professor & Chairman, Deptt of Rheumatology, BSM Medical University, Dhaka

Treasurer, APLAR (Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology)

General Secretary, Bangladesh Rheumatology Society

Associate Editor, International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases

Vice President, Lupus Foundation of Bangladesh.

Assistant Professor, 
Department of Medicine, 
Division of Rheumatology, 
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Co-Director, Psoriatic Arthritis Program, 
Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, 
Toronto Western Hospital,
University Health Network, 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. William St Clair,
President Elect ACR
Division of Rheumatology and Immunology,
Department of Medicine,
DUKE University Hospital, USA

Prof. Wolfgang L Gross
Senior Professor,
Department of Rheumatology
University of Luebeck, Germany
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General Info:

CategoryEarly Bird(Upto 31st Jan, 2014)Upto 31st July, 2014Upto 31st Oct, 2014Spot
IRA Member40005000700011000
Accompanying person35004500650011000
PG student30004000600011000
Foreign delegateUS$ 150US$200US$250US$300

Pre Conference CME fee- Rs 1000
Workshop registration fee- Rs 1000

Mode of payment

The payment should be sent by at par Cheque or demand draft in favor of ‘IRACON2014’ payable at Chandigarh



Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2014-07-31 To: 2014-08-31
On site Registration
IRA Member

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
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Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

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Scientific Content Up to Date
Submission Info

The abstracts should be sent by an email to . Please note that the abstract should be embedded in the body of the email and not sent as a separate attachment like a doc file.In the subject of the email, please write ABSTRACT- Your Surname- topic(e.g. ABSTRACT- HANDA- RA). The list of subjects would be as below


The abstract should be as per the format below:

 The word limit should be 250 words (Excluding the Title and Authors name and affiliations, platform/poster and consideration for award. Only the presenting author with age of less than 40 years on the first day of conference will be considered for the award). The authors must indicate whether they want to be considered for award or not.You would be sent a confirmatory email within 48 hrs of the receipt of the abstract. In case you don’t get a confirmatory email, please get in touch with conference secretariat.

Please note that it is mandatory for the presenting author to register for the conference. In the unforeseen circumstance of the inability of the presenting author to attend the conference, any of the co- authors can present the paper after registering for the conference.

Abstract submission deadline 2014-08-31
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Organising Agency
Dr Aman Sharma
M.D.,FRCP(London), MAMS(Rheumatology)
Assistant Professor,
Department of Internal Medicine,
4th Floor, F Block, Room no 11,
Nehru hospital building,
PGIMER, Chandigarh, India 160012
Phone 91 172 2756681,2756672
Fax 91 172 2744401
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