Advanced Course on Drugs, Dilemmas and Decisions

JIR Winter School in Mumbai India from 29th of February to 1st of March 2020


JIR Winter School India


State of the art lectures
Interactive workshops in small groups
Clinical cases analysis in small groups
Present your case

You will also be able to meet some International specialists through the sessions.

This unique event is designed for all physicians interested in this topic. The number of participants is limited to 30 and registrations will be accepted on the basis of “first come first served”. 

This Winter School in Mumbai is organized by Raju Khubchandani's team at the SRCC Childrens Hospital in collaboration with the JIRcohort research network.

We hope to welcome you in Mumbai in February 2020.

Speakers India (confirmed)

Raju Khubchandani, Mumbai, India

Pavla Dolezalova, Prague, Czech Republic

Rolando Cimaz, Milano, Italy

Manjari Agarwal, India

T. Sathish Kumar, India

Kaushik Bhojani, India

Shubhda Kalke, India

Speakers live from Switzerland (confirmed)

Marco Gattorno, Genoa, Italy

Dirk Föll, Münster, Germany

Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Paris, France 

Michaël Hofer, Lausanne, Switzerland

Helmut Wittkowski, Münster, Germany

Workshop presentation

Archana Khan, SRCC Hospital, Mumbai, India

Divya Ramadoss, SRCC Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Saturday 29th of February 2020

Welcome and Registration


12:00 - 13:00

Lecture (Live with Switzerland)

Main challenges of treatment in JIA (P. Dolezalova)

13:00 - 13:30

Debate (Live with Switzerland)

Biologics VS Biosimilars - Finding the balance (M. Hofer + S. Georgin-Lavialle + M. Agarwal + T. Sathish Kumar)

13:30 - 15:00

Lecture (Live with Switzerland)

Long term risk of biologicals (R. Cimaz)

15:00 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:30

Real-life data on biologicals: rare adverse events from JIR and AID-net registries (H. Wittkowski + M. Hofer)


17:30 - 18:15

Monitoring and management of ILD and pulmonary hypertension (P. Dolezalova)


18:15 - 18:30


18:30 - 19:00

Management of peripheral vascular disease & Raynauds disease (T. Sathish Kumar)


19:00 - 19:30

Nail fold capillaroscopy for beginners (A. Khan + D. Ramadoss)


Sunday 1st of March 2020


9:00 - 9:30


9:30 - 12:00

HCQ - toxicity / monitoring and management (D. Bhat + N. Thacker)

Long term data on methotrexate (R. Khubchandani)

Fertility issues and gonad protection (K. Bhojani and S. Kalke)

Management of neuro lupus (R. Cimaz)

Lunch break

12:00 - 13:00

Lecture (Live with Switzerland)

Small molecules (JAK inhibitors) new kids on the block (D. Föll)

13:00 - 13:30

Clinical case presentation (Live with Switzerland)

Precaution before starting and how to stop biologicals (S. Georgin-Lavialle)
Methotrexate/Thalidomide: pros and cons (R. Khubchandani + M. Hofer)

13:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:00

Workshop (Live with Switzerland)

Compliance: how to evaluate in real life (V. Hentgen + M. Gattorno)

15:00 - 16:30

End and Feedback

16:30 - 17:00


Practical information

The Winter School will take place at SRCC Childrens Hospital in Mumbai. 

Early registration (until 31.12.2019)

Consultant: Rs 3000

*PG residents or Post doctoral fellows: Rs 2000

Foreign delegates: 80 $

Registration 01.01.2020 to 20.02.2020 (no spot registration)

Consultant: Rs 4000

*PG residents or Post doctoral fellows: Rs 2500

Foreign delegates: 100 $

*PG residents and Post doctoral fellows are requested to submit a certified copy from the head of the institute to the organizing team: teamrajuopd[at]

This registration fee includes:

Access to all the JIR Winter School sessions (Saturday - Sunday), 2 lunch and access to all the videos of the sessions.

As soon as you register you will receive an email advising you on how to pay.

You registration will be confirmed only on receiving the payment.

The amount applicable will be based on the date of payment.

The registration is limited to the first 30 delegates.

Cancellation policy
After 1st of February 2020: 50% of total price has to be paid

After 20th of February 2020: 100% of total price has to be paid. 

JIR Winter School India 2020
Feb 29, 12:30 PM – Mar 01, 3:30 PM
NH SRCC Children's Hospital,
1-1A, Keshavrao Khadye Marg, Haji Ali, Haji Ali Government Colony, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034, India

Fondation RES, Route de la Plantay 87, 1163 Etoy, SWITZERLAND
Contact person: Francois Hofer

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