IX National Conference of Pedriatic Rheumatology, September 3 - 4, 2011
     

Immunology is an exciting and rapidly growing branch of biology with tremendous impact for the field of medicine.  Immune mechanisms are implicated in the pathogenesis of almost all the diseases and as a result, Clinical Immunology has emerged as a new and important subspecialty in Medicine.  It is time to put behind the misconception that “immunology is a lab and research field”.

            We in the Department of Immunology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences have been fortunate to have this specialty at the Institute since its inception. This is a unique centre which combines research, teaching and patient service in this niche area of medicine.  And is the only such department in the country.  The department has gained widespread recognition since its establishment in 1987 and trained a large number of young physicians who are now spreading the discipline to all parts of the country.

            We will continue our endeavours to excel in teaching, training and service and hope to climb to greater heights in the coming years