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Bridging countries
forging progress

Join us as we commemorate a pivotal moment in the APLAR’s journey, aiming to transcend commnication and cultural barriers among the industry and across the diverse Asia-Pacific landscape.

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About #APLAR2024

Welcome to APLAR 2024

The APLAR Executive Committee and the Singapore Society of Rheumatology extend their warmest welcome to you for the 26th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress, set to take place in Singapore.

Scheduled from 21-25 August 2024, this congress promises to be an exceptional gathering, embracing the vibrant spirit of Singapore and fostering an immersive in-person congress format.

Join us as we celebrate not only the remarkable hospitality of our Singaporean colleagues but also commemorate a pivotal moment in the APLAR’s journey, aiming to transcend communication and cultural barriers among rheumatologists, physicians, nurses, researchers, and allied health professionals across the diverse Asia-Pacific landscape.

Under the overarching theme of “Bridging Countries Forging Progress”, the congress will feature an array of internationally acclaimed speakers, regional experts, and local talents, offering cutting-edge research, scientific insights, and medical advancements through plenary sessions, concurrent workshops, and poster presentations.

With the number of rheumatologists in the APAC region surpassing 25,000, this congress serves as an ever-evolving platform for connection, learning, and collaboration among our esteemed regional peers.

We eagerly anticipate your presence in Singapore in August 2024, as we embark on another milestone in our collective journey toward a better understanding and management of rheumatic diseases in our region.

Professor Tsutomu Takeuchi
APLAR President
Japan College of Rheumatology
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Dr Hwee Siew Howe
Congress Chair
Singapore Society of Rheumatology
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APLAR 2023 Re-cap


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APLAR 2024 Abstract Launch

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APLAR 2024 Speakers

Welcome to APLAR 2024 – a pivotal gathering that unites global leaders in rheumatology. This year’s congress is dedicated to advancing the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of prevalent musculoskeletal disorders.

Join us at APLAR 2024 if you aspire to:

  • Cultivate specialized expertise
  • Identify and harness emerging opportunities
  • Engage with passionate, like-minded professionals
  • Explore innovative concepts and breakthroughs
  • Amplify your visibility in the field
  • Foster meaningful, impactful connections

At APLAR 2024, we aim to bridge nations, cultures, and expertise to forge progress in rheumatology. This is an exceptional opportunity to collaborate, learn, and shape the future of our field on an international stage.


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