Immunology for the Rheumatologists

Immunology for the Rheumatologists


Coordinator: Prof. Amita Aggarwal, India

Date: 6th September 2015

Time: 9.00AM to 4.00PM

Venue: Rajendra 2, ITC Grand Chola

Registration Fee: USD 100 / INR 6,400


Please note that seats are limited. Register early to secure your seat. To register for a pre-congress workshop, you need to first register to the main congress. Registration to workshops only is not possible.

Please go to the Registration Portal to sign up for this workshop.



The basic foundation of Rheumatology is Immunology as most of the diseases have immunological basis for their pathogenesis and the newer targeted therapies are all directed at blocking immune mediators or cells to achieve disease remission. Thus, a basic understanding of Immunology is essential for every rheumatologist.

This workshop envisages to make the participants familiar with the language of immunology and immune mechanisms involved in rheumatic diseases and what is their application in diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. It will be a one day workshop with 10 minutes after every section for interaction with participants. Come, enjoy the field of immunology.

Course Coordinator
Dr Amita Aggarwal
Department of Clinical Immunology
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences
Lucknow India


Dr Vinod Chandran
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Division of Rheumatology
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Dr Nigil Haroon
Assistant Professor of Medicine& Rheumatology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Dr Bidyut Das
Department of Rheumatology
SCB Medical College

Dr. Padmanabha Shenoy
Consultant Rheumatologist
Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatism (CARE)
Opposite Chevrolet show room,
NH 47, Nettoor, Cochin

Dr Varun Dhir
Assistant Professor,
Department of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Unit),
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research