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A WARM WELCOME FROM THE COMMITTEE

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of The Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology, it is my pleasure to invite all rheumatologists, scientists, academicians, young researchers, allied health professionals and trainees from Asia Pacific region and all over the world to attend the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress from 5 – 9 December 2022 in Hong Kong (APLAR 2022 Hong Kong Congress).

Following the successful virtual Congress 2020 and hybrid Congress 2021 that had to adapt due to the pandemic, we hope that by 2022 the situation will have improved sufficiently to enable us to host once again an in-person Congress.  Please rest assured that we would be monitoring the situation both in Hong Kong and in the region to protect the health of delegates.  We are carefully preparing the event with all our best endeavours to offer an excellent scientific programme as well as a safe, friendly and pleasing environment for inter-personal networking, interaction and the exchange of experience and knowledge.

The Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology is always keen to contribute to both the Asia Pacifica and international Rheumatology community. Since 2010 when we held our first Hong Kong APLAR, we are honored to have the opportunity once again to be the host city of this important meeting. APLAR 2022 Hong Kong Congress will share an insight into the latest research and cutting edge technologies. Our goal is to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, clinical practitioners and allied health professionals from the region and worldwide to present and exchange break-through exciting ideas relating to Rheumatology.

Hong Kong is a vibrant cosmopolitan city where East meets West, and is easily accessible from all Asia Pacific countries.  During the pandemic, Hong Kong has maintained a low level of infection and achieved a relatively high vaccination rate within the region. The city’s collective efforts in minimising the spread of the virus have provided extra reassurances to visitors that they can stay safe and healthy as they explore what Hong Kong has to offer amid the ‘new normal’.

We look forward to welcoming all of you to Hong Kong in 2022.

Dr Ronald ML Yip holds a position on the APLAR

Dr Ronald ML Yip

Congress Chair
APLAR 2022 Hong Kong Congress

Dr Debashish Danda is the President of APLAR

Professor Debashish Danda

APLAR President

Dr Ronald ML Yip

Congress Chair
APLAR 2022 Hong Kong Congress

Professor Debashish Danda

APLAR President