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Major Presentations
1. Bombay Medical Congress, Bombay, Jan 1984.
Profile of rheumatoid arthritis in Indian patients.
Association Physicians Indian National Conference, Bangalore, Jan 1986.
A study of rheumatoid arthritis with special reference to rheumatoid factor.
International Conference of Cardiology, Bombay, Dec 1985.
Tuberculous myocarditides: Does it merit clinical recognition?
Association Physicians India National Conference, Udaipur, Jan 1986.
Systemic lupus erythematosus & progressive systemic sclerosis: A prospective study
Association Physicians India National Conference, Madurai, Dec 1987.
Rheumatoid arthritis in the young, healthy, physically active adult males : A prospective study.
Awarded.....DR. Berry Memorial Award 1987.
Association Physicians India National Conference, Pune, Jan 1988.
Seronegative Spondarthritides in Armed Forces; A Clinical Study with HLA A & B profiles.
Awarded...E. Merck Award 1988.
Clinical Profile of connective tissue diseases in a Referral Service Hospital.
Electrocardiography abnormalities in Polycythemia. Presented in Dr. Rajagopalan Award Session of Indian Society of Electro cardiology.
Armed Forces Medical Research Annual Conference, Pune, Feb. 1988.
Diagnostic approach to chronic polyarthritides with special reference to rheumatoid arthritis: A prospective study.
8. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Hyderabad, Dec 1990.
Medical Camps in "Arthritis & Rheumatism" A community oriented prospective study, with emphasis on diagnosis and health education.
Awarded..... GOLD MEDAL & Boots Best Research Paper Award.
Unclassifiable Seronegative Chronic Inflammatory Peripheral Arthritis: a study of 25 cases.
Auranofin (Chrysotherapy) in Rheumatoid Arthritis :a prospective study.
9. Annual Congress of Indian Radiological & Imaging Association, Pune, Jan 1991.
Jaccoud's Arthropathy - A Clinicoradiological review
10. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Lucknow, Dec 1991.
Epidemiology of Rheumatic Diseases : An Indian Scene
Hypermobile joints and Rheumatic Disease
Assessment of Outcome in Rheumatic Disease : Data base Standardization
11. 7th Asia Pacific League Against Rheumatism (APLAR) Congress of Rheumatology, Bali, Indonesia, Sept 1992.
Arthritis & Rheumatism campaign in an Indian Metropolis: clinical conclusions and psychosocial beliefs.

Awarded.....APLAR Travel Grant Award for young research worker
12. Indian Medical Association, Satara Chapter, Satara, Nov 1992
Diagnostic Approach in Rheumatology
13. 4th ASEAN Congress of Rheumatology, Singapore, Nov 1993
Detection of antinuclear antibodies by colorzyme technique, in particular from filter paper blood clots: a preliminary experience.
Concepts and beliefs of patients: the basis for health education in rheumatic diseases (a community survey)
14. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Chennai, 1994.
Profile of arthritis in Indian patients: a study based on arthritis camps
15. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Mumbai, 1995.
Database from medical camps in arthritis and rheumatism: program development
Indian modified version of Stanford modified Health Assessment Questionnaire: Validation
Clinical and laboratory indices of rheumatoid activity: a correlation analysis
16. Medical Council of India, Indo-UK CME in Rheumatology, Pune, 1996
Spondyloarthropathies: Management and Outcome
17. 8th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology, Melbourne, Australia, 1996
Modified HAQ: an Indian study for validity and relevance
Rheumatology patients database program development: concept, status and applications)
Rheumatoid arthritis: an Indian profile.
Longitudinal measurement of structure, function and psychosocial status (rheumatoid arthritis): function feasibility issues in APLAR region (an invited lecture)
18. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Trivandrum, 1996.
Clinical drug trial of an Ayurvedic formulation in rheumatoid arthritis
COPCORD program, India 1996-village Bhigwan (Pune District): First information report (FIR)
19. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, 1996
A clinical study of a herbal (Ayurvedic) formulation in rheumatoid arthritis.
20. XIX ILAR Congress of Rheumatology, Singapore, 1997
COPCORD program-Bhigwan (India) 1996-methodology and results: an overview
Rheumatoid arthritis in a population study (COPCORD)-Bhigwan 1996 (India): profile and classification.
Therapy in the rheumatic diseases- alternative therapy (an invited lecture)
Ayurvedic medicine in RA (an invited lecture)

IMA Jalna & Jalna Orthopedic Society, Jalna, 1997
Current Trends in Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

22. 73rd All India Medical Conference, Daman, 1997.
Current management of rheumatoid arthritis: an update.
23. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Bangalore, 1997.
Pitfalls in the epidemiological surveys in India (an invited lecture)
24. Poona Orthopedic Society, Scientific Programme on 'Osteoporosis', Pune, 1998
Osteoporosis - Management Update
25. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, USA, 1998
A 32 weeks randomized, placebo controlled double blind drug study of OA11 in osteoarthritis.
26. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Hyderabad, 1998.
Anti-arthritic Ayurvedic formulations - controlled Clinical drug trials
27. Indian Menopause Society, Pune Chapter, Pune, 1999
Non-hormonal Modalities in the Management of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis
28. 5th Biennial Congress, Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anesthesia, New Delhi, 1999
Selective COX2 Inhibitors (an invited lecture)
Meloxicam-Indian clinical drug trial data base.
29. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Lucknow, 1999
Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases: COPCORD Bhigwan India (an invited lecture)
30. Hadapsar Medical Association, CME on 'Orthopedics', Pune, 1999
Modern Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis
31. 'Scientific Experts' meeting to launch the WHO Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) 2000-2010, Geneva, Switzerland, Jan 2000.
Represented INDIA & participated in workshop on RA
Observer to a WHO meeting for adoption of 'Diagnostic & Classification Criteria' in rheumatology recognized by ACR & EULAR
32. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Calcutta, 2000
Meloxicam: Indian clinical drug trial data base in RA and OA
33. 8th Indian Orthopedic Association's - Instructional Course Lecture Series on Arthritis, Pune, 2001
Drug Therapy in Arthritis
34. WHO - Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Workshop on Health Care of Elderly, Pune, 2002
Musculoskeletal problems in the elderly
35. 10th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002
Significance of Rheumatoid Factor (RF): Data from WHO ILAR COPCORD Bhigwan India
Autoantibody (AAb) Profile, with special reference to ENA, in Indian (ASIAN) patients with
Connective Tissue Disorders (CTD)
Randomized, Double Blind Study for Efficacy and Safety of Rofecoxib + Betacyclodextrin Complex versus Rofecoxib in Osteoarthritis (OA) Knees
Rofecoxib (ROFF) + Betacyclodextrin (BCD) Complex versus Plain ROFF in RA: Controlled Trial of Efficacy and Safety
Randomized Double Blind Trial of Rofecoxib Compared to Diclofenac in Osteoarthritis (OA) Knees: An Indian Study
36. BJD-INDIA: NAN & Sushrut Hospital, Research Centre & Post Graduate Institute of Orthopedics, CME on 'Osteoporosis', Nagpur, 2002
Steroid Induced Osteoporosis
37. Represented BJD-INDIA: NAN at the BJD Annual Meeting of Network Co-ordinators,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Sep 2002.
Progress made by BJD-INDIA: NAN
38. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, BJD Symposium', Bangalore, 2002
Epidemiological model for population based data collection in rheumatology
39. BJD-INDIA: NAN & Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Symposium on 'Osteoporosis', New Delhi, 2002
Steroid Induced Osteoporosis
40. Scientific Program by BJD-INDIA: NAN & Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, 2003
Epidemiology of rheumatic disorders in India
41. General Practitioner Association, An update on Rheumatology, Pune, 2003
Recent Advances in Rheumatology
42. Dept. of Medicine, INHS ASVINI, National Medicine Update 2003, Mumbai, 2003
Ankylosing Spondylitis: from despair to definite hope
43. BJD-INDIA: NAN & Armed Forces Medical College, Update- Arthritis & Osteoporosis, Pune, 2003
Osteoarthritis- Management Update
44. 30th Annual Conference of B J Medical College & Sassoon General Hospitals Research Society, Pune, 2003
Bhigwan Model of Joint Disorders
45. 4th Scientific Conference of Bangladesh Rheumatology Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2003
Indications, scope and limitations of Laboratory tests in chronic polyarthritis (an invited lecture)
46. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, New Delhi, 2003
Epidemiology of Rheumatic Diseases - The Asia-Pacific Scenario
Rheumatology: Made in India……..IRACON AVENTIS ORATION
47. V EULAR Congress of Rheumatology, Berlin, Germany, 2004
Efficacy and Safety of Leflunomide in Asian Indian Patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): A Clinic - Based Two - Year Experience.
IRA-01, An Ayurvedic (Asian Indian) Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Evaluation for Efficacy and Safety, and a probable Lipid Modifying Effect.
Impact of Leflunomide on 'Quality of Life' (QOL) related issues in Indian (Asian) patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): A Clinic Based Two Year Experience
Rheumatic Disease in village Bhigwan (Pune District) (India): A population Based COPCORD Study Follow Up 1996-2003 - Summary Findings.
48. BJD-INDIA: NAN & Poona Orthopedic Society, CME on 'Osteoporosis', Pune, 2004
Rheumatology & Osteoporosis
49. BJD-INDIA: NAN & Indian Rheumatology Association, Karnataka Chapter, CME program on Rheumatic Musculoskeletal problems, Bangalore, 2004
DMARDS: How soon, How long & Which one
50. Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, National CME on Joint Diseases, Hyderabad, 2004
51. Indian Rheumatology Association, Annual National Conference, Chennai, 2004
Leflunomide - An Indian Experience (an invited lecture)
52. Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Beyond, Academy of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, 2004
Osteoporosis - Medical Management
Osteoarthritis - Medical Management
Recent Trends and Future Direction in Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
53. Conference on Cytokines & Inflammation, San Francisco, CA, 2005
Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-α) Interleukin - 1 beta (IL - 1β) and Interleukin - 6 (IL - 6) in symptomatic osteoarthritis knees (OA).
54. BJD-INDIA: NAN CME', Kolkata, 2005
Data Collection by BJD
55. Rheumatic Disorders in COPCORD Bhigwan population - A Seminar for Medical Officers, Zilla Parishad, Pune, 2005.
56. Poona Orthopedic Society & BJD-INDIA: NAN, CME on Osteoporosis, Pune, 2005
Rheumatology and osteoporosis
57. Scientific Program on Osteoporosis & RA, Aurangabad, 2005
Newer AutoAntibodies in RA
Role of Leflunomides in RA
Novel Bisphosphonates Risedronate
58. WHO-ILAR-BJD Workshop on the Burden and Control of Musculo-Skeletal Conditions in Developing Countries, Vienna, Austria, 2005
WHO - ILAR COPCORD Bhigwan 1996 - 2005: An overview of its databank, SWOT Analysis and Environmental Scan (an invited lecture)
59. 5th Scientific Conference of Bangladesh Rheumatology Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005
Lumbago or Low Back Ache: An Eternal Suffering (an invited lecture)
60. 13th Annual Conference of MAPICON, Nagpur, 2005
Osteoporosis: Features & Management (an invited lecture)
61. BJD World Network Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 2005
Fulfilling the Bone and Joint Decade aspirations in developing Countries - Lessons from WHO ILAR COPCORD Bhigwan (INDIA) Model (an invited lecture)
62. American College of Rheumatology Workshop on the Evidence Based Rheumatology, San Diego, USA,2005
Reducing the prevalence and Impact of Arthritis through Interventions in Public Health System & Health Care System - The Asian Scenario (an invited lecture)
63. Indian Orthopedic Association, Annual National Conference, BJD Symposium, Mumbai, 2005
Medical Management - What's new
64. BJD-INDIA: NAN & Indian Rheumatology Association, Coimbatore Chapter, CME program (Gynaec & Orthopedic Session), Coimbatore, 2006
65. European Medicines Agency, UK, 2006
Validation of Ayurvedic derived medicinal plant based formulations using the Arthritis model
66. VII EULAR Congress of Rheumatology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2006
A controlled drug trial to evaluate Ayurvedic derived Shunthi-Guduchi based standard formulations in the treatment of Osteoarthritis (OA) Knees: A Government of India NMITLI Arthritis Project.
Are Multinational Drug Trials capturing community issues of health and disease? An illustration from the Leflunomide database in Indian (Asian) patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
67. 12th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology, Kuala Lumpurr, Malaysia, 2006
COPCORD India (an invited lecture)
The future of COPCORD (an invited lecture)
Evaluation of chondroprotective potential of two ayurvedic herbal formulations using in vitro models of damage cartilage (Abstract).
Is symptomatic OA knees in Indian patients an inflammatory disorder?
A 10 year climb and still climbing: the WHO-ILAR COPCORD Bhigwan (India)
Defining anti-CCP antibodies in COPCORD Bhigwan rural population
Unraveling rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a rural population: a 10-year follow-up of COPCORD Bhigwan
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in Indian children: validation of the revised ILAR classification criteria, Edmonton 2001
Our experience with anti-TNF therapy - a choice between devil and the deep sea.
68. AYURVED BASED HERBAL PREPARATIONS FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS, Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB), USA 2007.
69. COPCORD Study group at ACR, Boston 09 November 2007
70. Poly herbal formulations for Osteoarthritis: Indo-US Symposium on Botanicals organized by CSIR & Indian Institute of Integrative medicine (IIIM), Jammu, 12-13 November 2007.
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