The Indian Rheumatology Association
The Professional Organization of Rheumatologists and other Health Professionals in India

Annual IRA oration
This oration is in recognition of one’s contribution to the field of Rheumatology in India. It includes a medal and return apex/economy-class airfare. The applicant should be a continuous life-member of IRA for 10 years. The applicant should not have received any other oration of IRA other than the Zydus oration in the past. The application should be accompanied with a curriculum vitae and a one-page essay on the applicant’s contribution to rheumatology.

Zydus oration
This oration is in recognition of one’s scientific contribution to the field of rheumatology. It includes a medal and a certificate. The applicant should be a continuous life-member of IRA for 5 years and should not have received any IRA oration in the past. The application should be accompanied with a curriculum vitae and reprints of the candidate’s 5 best publications.

Kol-Kon 2000 Oration
Instituted by West Bengal chapter of IRA it includes a medal and apex/economy class airfare. It is in recognition of one’s overall contribution to rheumatology, particularly in propagating rheumatology by way of public lectures, publishing articles related to patient education and awareness programs, conducting CME programs, enrolment of members etc. The prospective candidate must be a continuous life-member of IRA for 10 years and should not have received any other oration of IRA other than the Zydus oration in the past. A curriculum vitae and a one-page essay should accompany application on the applicant’s contribution to rheumatology.

Dr. MN Passey Award for Distinguished Services
Instituted by the Delhi Rheumatology Association in memory of its former President, Padma Shri Late Dr MN Passey, this award is bestowed on the senior (Emeritus) members of IRA for their contribution to Rheumatology in India. It carries an award certificate, medal and Rs.15, 000/-. There is no formal application for this award. Members of the IRA may nominate eminent persons for this award. This award shall be presented during the Inaugural Ceremony of IRACON. (There is a Registration waiver and Accommodation provision)

Young Investigator Awards
These awards are given for the original work presented at the Annual IRA conference and are meant to encourage young rheumatologists who are below 40 years of age. Please indicate when submitting abstract that you would like to be considered for this award. There are 5 awards.

• One Best oral Paper (Clinical)
• One Best oral Paper (Basic Sciences)
• One Best Poster (clinical)
• One Best Poster (basic sciences)
• One best Overseas original work (Paper or Poster) (certificate only)

The first 4 awards carry a cash award of Rs.10, 000/-and a certificate whereas the fifth one carries only a certificate.

Overseas members can apply for the awards and orations of IRA but only work done in India shall be considered.

(These awards shall be presented during the valedictory function of IRACON on the last day of the conference) 

IRA TRAVEL BURSARIES
The IRA provides 10 Travel Bursaries of Rs. Five Thousand each to its young members to attend the Annual Conference-IRACON. Bursaries are available only to those IRA members who present a paper at IRACON. Age limit is 40 years. The bursary may be used for registration fee, travel or maintenance. Applications should be accompanied by the following enclosures: copy of letter of acceptance of abstract, a copy of the abstract itself and date of birth certificate. The decision of the Credentials Committee shall be final. Bursaries may be collected on-site from IRA Stall after submission of Participation Certificate. Last date of applications for travel bursary: 15th September


Mailing Address:
Dr. Rajiva Gupta
Director,
Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology
Medanta The Medicity,
Sector-38
Gurgaon,
Haryana
Pin:122001
Email: secretary.ira@gmail.com
 

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