Welcome Address by APLAR President

Dear Colleagues,

Clinicians, researchers, academics, and allied health professionals are warmly invited to the 17th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress, from 6 to 9 September 2015 in Chennai, India.

India was a founding member of APLAR and for over fifty years has been an active contributor to world rheumatology. In association with APLAR, the Congress will merge the magic of clinical science with the art of clinical medicine, so that participants will be enthralled and invigorated in the advances they can utilize for the care of their patients. A panel of eminent international, regional, and national speakers will engage you within the plenaries, topic reviews, free papers, workshops, and meet-the-experts that have been designed by the Scientific Committee to ensure all interests are catered.

Chennai is India’s fourth largest city, in which the fascinating early Chola and Pallava history blends with the colonial influences derived from Dutch, English, Portuguese, and French explorers. A vibrant social programme will offer time to mix with colleagues and explore this history whilst you reflect on the science and art on offer.

I wish you an enjoyable time in our host city of Chennai, and look forward to seeing you at the conference.


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Prof. Kevin Pile
President, APLAR