4th Annual South Zone Indian Rheumatology Conference was inagurated by Shri Rajeswar Tiwari, IAS, Health Secretary, Telangana State at Grand Ball Room, Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad on 19th May, 2017. Dr.Sarat Chandra Mouli, Organising Chairman, SZIRACON 2017, presented welcome address. Dr.G.Narsimhulu,IRA Immediate Past President, Prof.Amita Aggarwal, IRA President and other dignitaries participated in the Inagural function and gave their valuable messages. Speaking on the occasion the chief guest Shri Rajeswar Tiwari said that the Government will extend all possible help and support to Rheumatology. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr.Rajkiran Dudam, Organising secretary, SZIRACON 2017 followed by cultural programme.