The Indian Rheumatology Association
The Professional Organization of Rheumatologists and other Health Professionals in India
Archives
These archives are an attempt to chronicle the history of IRA and acknowledge the contribution of several stalwarts. Despite our best attempts, there are gaps in the information that was available with the Secretariat. If you have additional information or if you have noticed any discrepancy, please inform the IRA Secretariat at secretary.ira@gmail.com. We shall be happy to add/amend the information

Past Presidents (not in chronological order)

Dr.MM Desai, Mumbai
Dr.VR Joshi, Mumbai
Dr.PK Pispati, Mumbai
Dr.CV Vanjani, Mumbai
Dr.Surabhai Sheth, Mumbai
Dr.Ramarao, Mumbai
Dr.AN Chandrasekaran, Chennai
Dr.AN Malaviya, New Delhi
Dr.S Sachdev, New Delhi
Dr.GH Tilve, Mumbai
Dr.Manjushree Mitra, Kolkata
Dr.GS Sainani, Mumbai
Dr.Sukumar Mukherjee, Kolkata
Dr.KM Mahendranath, Bangalore
Dr.URK Rao, Hyderabad
Dr Ramnath Misra, Lucknow
Dr Ashok Kumar, New Delhi
Dr Rohini Handa, New Delhi


Aplar Presidents From India
Late Dr.MM Desai, Mumbai
Dr.Prakash Pispati, Mumbai
Dr Rohini Handa, New Delhi

JIRA/IJR Past Editors
Dr.AN Chandrasekaran, Chennai (1994-1998)
Dr.Siddharth K. Das, Lucknow (1999-2001)
Dr.RN Misra, Lucknow (2002-2005)
Dr.Ashok Kumar, New Delhi (2006-2009)


IRACONS

Year

Venue

Organising Secretary

2012 Vellore Dr. Debashish Danda
2010 Bhubaneswar Bidyut Das

2009

Jaipur Banwari Sharma

2008

Pune Arvind Chopra

2007

Khajuraho Ved Chaturvedi

2006

Lucknow Siddharth Das

2005

Hyderabad Sarvajeet Pal

2004

Chennai V. Krishnamurthy

2003

New Delhi Rohini Handa

2002

Bangalore HM Vishwanath Kumar

2001

Chandigarh P Bambery, CM Adya

2000

Kolkata Alakendu Ghosh

1999

Lucknow RN Misra

1998

Hyderabad G Narsimulu

1997

Bangalore KM Mahendranath

1996

Trivandrum Joy Philip

1995

Mumbai PK Pispati

1994

Chennai CP Rajendran, R Porkodi

1993

New Delhi Ashok Kumar

1991

Lucknow SK Das

1990

Hyderabad URK Rao

1989

Chandigarh SD Deodhar




Dr. MN Passey Award for Distinguished Services


Boots/Knoll/IRA Orations

If you know of other past orators, please do inform the Secretariat so that this information may be updated.

Year

Conference Venue

Orator

Subject

2010 Bhubaneswar Surjit Singh Kawasaki Disease
2009 Jaipur Not Awarded  

2008

Pune

Lata Bichile

Different faces of renal lupus

2007

Khajuraho

Debashish Danda

Takayasu\'s Arteritis-Lessons from India

2006

Lucknow

Siddharth Das

Fostering Rheumatology in India: A Personal Perspective

2005

Hyderabad

Ved Chaturvedi

Uncensored saga of \'Rags to Riches\' Specialty...

2004

Chennai

R Handa

Lupus and Lipids: Getting to the \'heart\' of the matter

2003

New Delhi

Arvind Chopra

Rheumatology: Made in India

2002

Bangalore

RN Misra

Reactive arthritis and UspA: In pursuit of the bug

2001

Chandigarh

Ashok Kumar

The fascinating field of systemic vasculitides

2000

Kolkata

Ajay Wanchu

 

1997

Bangalore

P Bambery

Pulmonary and Cardiac manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis in India: Studies in Pathophysiology




Zydus Orations

Year

Conference Venue

Orator

Subject

2010 Bhubaneswar Able Lawrence Fibromyalgia in patient with CTDs
2009 Jaipur S.Shankar Window of opportunities

2008

Pune

Rajiva Gupta

Scleroderma revisited

2007

Khajuraho

Vikas Agarwal

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Revisited

2006

Lucknow

Not awarded

 

2005

Hyderabad

Binoy Paul

Crystal Arthritis - Past, Present and Future

2004

Chennai

Radha Madhavan

Ankylosing Spondylitis and the 3Gs (Gut, Genes and Globulins)

2003

New Delhi

Surjit Singh

Vasculitides in children

2002

Bangalore

Amita Aggarwal

Immunopathogenesis of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

2001

Chandigarh

P Bambery

Ocular manifestations of idiopathic granulomatous disorders:Wegener\'s granulomatosis and Sarcoidosis in India



IRA CMEs

Date

Venue

August 1, 2010 Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune

September 5,2010

SGPGI, Lucknow (SLE update)
September 25, 2010 Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhatinda

February 20, 2011

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

March 6, 2011

NRS Medical College, Kolkata (Advances in vasculitis)



Kolkon Orations

Year

Conference Venue

Orator

Subject

2010 Bhubaneswar B.G.Dharmanand Medically unexplainable symptoms in rheumatology practice
2009 Jaipur Not awarded  

2008

Pune

Not awarded

 

2007

Khajuraho

V Rajamani

The Many Emotions of Chronic Arthritis

2006

Lucknow

Sanjeeb Kakati

Rheumatological problems and Malignancy - where is the link?

2005

Hyderabad

Alakendu Ghosh

Osteoarthritis-Nihilism to Optimism

2004

Chennai

SJ Gupta

Rheumatology- Reflections over 20 years

2003

New Delhi

G Narsimulu

Silent gut inflammation in SpA

2002

Bangalore

URK Rao

 



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