IRACON 2023 Organizing secretary's message

Organizing Secretary Dr. Rajkiran Dudam

The Indian Rheumatology Association is proud to announce its annual conference for 2023, themed “Crossing Frontiers in Rheumatology”. With this platform, we aim to transcend traditional paradigms and delve deeper into the avenues of rheumatologic science and patient care.

In this rapidly evolving field, remaining on the cutting edge of advanced therapies , disease pattern identification is paramount. This conference aims to stimulate collaboration and exchange of ideas among leading experts, evolving practitioners, researchers, pharmaceutical representatives, and policymakers, encouraging a holistic approach to improving patient outcomes.

Over a span of three days, the conference will host insightful keynotes, engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops and collaborative networking sessions. The event will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including advances in diagnostic tools, novel therapeutic strategies, patient-centric care discussions , emerging trends in clinical trials, challenges in managing rheumatologic diseases in resource-limited settings, and ever-evolving treatment paradigms in rheumatology.

We strive to present a platform that encourages learning, fosters innovation, and stimulates conversation – enabling every participant to grow and contribute to the dynamic field of rheumatology.

Join us this November as we delve into the future of rheumatic treatment, where innovation, resilience, and collaboration come together. We will not only explore the advancements, but we will also confront the challenges head-on – because the health of our patients awaits our audacity to push boundaries.

Together, let’s cross the frontiers and redefine the future of Rheumatology.


We are immensely proud and excited to host the 38th Annual Conference of the Indian Rheumatology Association from 23rd to 26th November 2023 at Hyderabad.

IRACON 2023 with the theme “Crossing Frontiers in Rheumatology” is the right platform to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the rheumatology community. World renowned speakers, recent research developments and updates in rheumatology and clinical immunology are highlights of this conference. This gives an opportunity for researchers to showcase their science and participants to hear the cutting-edge developments in rheumatology.

Rheumatologist thinks beyond rheumatology. Rheumatology is crossing frontiers and in this era a rheumatologist is a promethean thinker stretching thought process beyond rheumatology and reaching other sub specialties. Experience holds key in treating patients where evidence is not sufficient to guide. IRACON 23 envisages to discuss ‘out of the box’ ideas along with latest evidence, aiming best patient care.

“Incredible India” is known for the warm hospitality of its people and diversity of nature, culture, and language. IRACON 2023, will be held in Hyderabad, the city of pearls, a modern city with an old-world charm. Originally the city of Nawabs, Hyderabad has gained prominence worldwide as an important Information Technology and Medical tourism hub. This city offers you a wide range of activities to see and enjoy, including the iconic Charminar and world’s tallest monolith of Gautama Buddha, erected on Gibraltar rock in the middle of Hussain sagar. And of course, the mouth-watering cuisines and delicacies that Hyderabad is famous for!

All in all, we hope to make this conference an enriching experience in terms of scientific rigour and the practical value for improving care of patients with rheumatic and auto-immune diseases.

We welcome you to this educational extravaganza and look forward to your participation.



IRACON 2023 Organising Committee

Dr. G Narsimulu

Organising Chairman

Dr. Liza Rajasekhar

Organising Vice Chairperson

Dr. Sarat Chandra Mouli V

Organising Vice Chairperson

Dr. Rajkiran Dudam

Organising Secretary

Dr. I Rajendra Vara Prasad

Scientific Chairman

Dr. Keerthi Talari

Scientific Co Chair

Dr. Sunitha Kayidhi

Workshop Committee Chair

Secretary IRA

Dr. B G Dharmanand

President IRA


The City of Pearls, Hyderabad with its unmatched blend of history and modernity, hypnotizes everyone, whoever sets his/her foot in this beautiful city of Nizams. With a history as old as 400 years and the status of metropolitan city, Hyderabad promises a unique refreshing experience to all.

From historical monuments to natural getaways to mouth-watering world famous cuisine to appealing shopping places and thrilling entertainment parks, this city has it all to keep you glued.

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Anvaya Conventions is a Ultimate destination in the city of pearls with event space of over 80,000 Sq. Ft. in the form of magnificent event halls, lush green lawns, ballrooms and lounges.

Anvaya, being located in the heart of the financial district, Gachibowli, is the idyllic location to conduct events that are not only accessible for all its attendees, but also close to all major attractions in the city.

Address : Financial District, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, Distance from airport 28 Km


The statue of Equality Hyderabad is a grant, 216-feet-tall, golden statue of Ramanujacharya, a Hindu saint and social reformer. It's the second tallest statue, in the sitting pose, in the world. The Ramanuja statue is mounted on a three-storey building acting as its base. The base has floors for a Vedic digital library, a meditation hall and an educational gallery. It also houses a museum which has ancient Indian texts and the works of Sri Ramanujachara.

The very well known Charminar of Hyderabad is located at the Old City. This square shaped structure with a height of 56 m and breadth of 30 m was constructed in 1591. Charminar was built at the centre of the city, to commemorate the eradication of plague", a deadly disease which was wide spread at that time

Just 11 km away from the city, the architectural marvel Golconda Fort is well connected to the rest of the city. Built by Qutub Shahi Kings, this fort presents an impressive structure, with eight gates and 87 bastions.

Since 1991, Ramoji Film City has been alluring tourists from every corner of the country. One of the largest film studios in the world it has the capacity to house almost 50 film units within a given point of time. It is also listed in Guinness Book of World Records as well. Spread over 2500 acres, it is situated about 30 km away from Hyderabad.

The Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge is a extradosed bridge in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The bridge located in Jubilee Hills connects with Financial District and eases traffic congestion to Madhapur across Durgam Cheruvu.

Connecting the twin cities, Hussain Sagar Lake boasts of being the largest artificial lake in Asia. On the tributary of Musi River, it was excavated during Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah’s reign, in 1562 AD. It has got its name after Hussain Shah Wali.

Located atop 280-foot-high hillock of Kalapahad, the beautiful Birla Mandir has derived its name from the industrialist Birlas who have constructed Birla temples in various parts of the country.Constructed in 1976, it is said it took close to 2000 tonnes of white marbles to build this stunning temple which was brought from Rajasthan.

Resembling a necklace, the Necklace Road of Hyderabad is stretched over 3 km length. Said to be inspired by the Queen’s Necklace of Mumbai, it acts as a connecting point to the three major parts.

One of the oldest and most popular shopping areas of Hyderabad, Laad Bazaar is located adjacent to Charminar. From traditional wares to clothes to zarri and embroidery works to pearls and semi-precious jewelry, you get everything here.


Lemon Tree Hotel, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, set in the heart of the financial district of Gachibowli, is strategically located adjacent to the Bombay Stock Exchange. Catering to Hyderabad's major IT hub, it is also in close proximity to the campuses of…

Conveniently located in the heart of HITEC City, The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace is a 5-star deluxe hotel in the IT Hub of Hyderabad where style and comfort intersect. The most preferred destination in the vicinity for business and leisure alike,…

Experience delectable cuisines with a variety of dining options or rejuvenate at The Spa. The hotel is located at the heart of Hi-tech city of Hyderabad, in close proximity to Amazon Development Sector, Boulder Hill Golf Course, Major SEZ Parks,…

The City of Nizams, Hyderabad blends the best of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. It is a city where sleek skyscrapers and luxury hotels share space with heritage monuments and an eclectic mix of communities…

Enjoy a refreshing travel experience at Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel. Ideally situated in Gachibowli's bustling Financial and Information Technology District, puts you close to all of the area's leading global corporations and convention centers.

ITC Kohenur is an ode to those rare and priceless experiences and creations we proudly call our own. It’s a celebration of tradition and a triumph of culture. Located in the heart of Hyderabad’s new business district (HITEC City) &…

Experience world-class service at Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad at Gachibowli IT Park, the heart of technology and innovation hub of the Financial District. Retreat into your select sanctuary from one of the 158 fully furnished, prolific residence, amidst a niche…

Based in Gachibowli, Le Méridien Hyderabad is just 30 minutes from the airport and offers easy access to tech companies such as DLF Cyber City, Financial District and Raheja Mindspace IT Park.


The very well known Charminar is located at old city. This square shaped structure with a height of 56 m and breadth of 30 m was conducted in 1591. It was built by Sultan Mohammed Quil Qutb Shah in the honor of his wife Bhagmati.

Golconda Fort

Just 11 km away from the city, the architectural marvel Golconda Fort is well connected to the rest of the city. Built by Qutub Shahi Kings, this fort presents an impressive structure, with eight gates and 87 bastions.


The very well known Charminar is located at old city. This square shaped structure with a height of 56 m and breadth of 30 m was conducted in 1591. It was built by Sultan Mohammed Quil Qutb Shah in the honor of his wife Bhagmati.

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