CHANDIGARH,27.08.21-Dr Aman Sharma, Professor, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology services, Department of Internal Medicine has been awarded the prestigious CME Dronacharya Award. This honorwas for the exemplary contribution towards continuing medical education in the field of Rheumatology. The award was conferred yesterday, 26th August, in a virtual ceremony. This award was given in the presence of the Chief Guest, Sh Ramdas Athawale, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, and Guests of Honours Smt KK Shailaja, Ex Health Minister, Kerala and ShLav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Govt of India.

*The CME Excellence Awards* were initiated by the IHW Council to recognize the contribution and excellent work of the doctors in improvising health outcomes in their area of expertise through CME. These awards are part of the CME Excellence Movement that the Council is spearheading to build a competent and quality healthcare workforce in India.

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Dr Aman Sharma is a Professor, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Services, Department of Internal Medicine. He has been working in the field of rheumatology for almost two decades and has won various accolades and awards. Some of the important ones include. IRA oration, Zydus oration, CMC Vellore eminent mid carrier rheumatologist oration with a gold medal, Rabindranath Tagore Oration, R Subramanium oration, Shurvr trust visiting professorship and DRA Young investigator award.

Dr Aman Shrma was chosen to be a member of the prestigious Annual Meeting Planning Committee of American College of rheumatology from 2015-18. He has edited six books in the field of rheumatology, has more than 400 peer reviewed publications and 52 book chapters.

His areas of research include systemic vasculitis, relapsing polychondritis and psoriatic arthritis. His group had reported that DADA2 which was previously known to affect children also affects adults and for this he was invited to deliver the inaugural lecture during the third international DADA2 conference hosted from NIH USA. He has been an expert reviewer of the ACR classification criteria of various vasculitis disorders.