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Welcome messages

Hear from our APLAR cohort on the upcoming congress updates along with APLAR initiatives. Check back in regularly as we update new video’s weekly.

Welcome from the President & Congress Chair

The APLAR Executive Committee and Thai Rheumatism Association welcomes you to join us at the 25th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress in Chiang Mai. 

The congress will be held from 7 – 11 December 2023 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and with your support it will be a celebration of not just the fantastic hospitality and welcoming nature of our Thai colleagues, but also a return to a face-to-face only congress format.

We hope that this congress marks both a unique and personal experience for attendees, as well as another milestone in APLAR’s efforts to bridge communication and culture barriers for rheumatologists, physicians, nurses, researchers and allied health professionals working to understand and fight rheumatic diseases across the breadth of the Asia-Pacific region.

The congress will draw on international, regional and Thai speakers to provide world-class research, scientific and medical content for our attendees. The APLAR 2023 Congress theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow” will be reflected through the scientific program in a series of plenary presentations, concurrent sessions, Pre-congress workshops and poster presentations.

As the numbers of rheumatologists in the APAC region grow beyond 25,000, the APLAR congress continues to offer a unique and growing platform for connection and continued learning from our regional peers.

We look forward to welcoming you to Thailand in December 2023.

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Professor Debashish Danda

APLAR President
Indian Rheumatology Association

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Professor Worawit Louthrenoo

APLAR 2023 Chiang Mai Congress Chair
Thai Rheumatism Association