The 21st Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress, co-hosted by the Australian Rheumatology Association will be held from 8-11 April in Brisbane, Australia. APLAR-ARA 2019 will provide both a forum for exchange on cutting edge scientific and clinical information. The congress will draw on international, regional and Australasian speakers to provide world-class research, scientific and medical content for attendees. The congress will facilitate interactions among physicians, researchers, scientists, clinicians and other health professionals from the Asia Pacific region, and around the world. With APLAR member national societies now representing 25,000+ Rheumatologists in the APAC region, we are working to ensure that APLAR-ARA 2019 Brisbane is a high-impact congress, providing representative exposure to APLAR’s many member societies, and lasting legacy for Rheumatology both in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific. The APLAR-ARA 2019 Congress theme will be reflected through the scientific program in a series of high-profile plenary presentations, concurrent sessions, pre-congress workshops and poster presentations. Our industry partners continue to play a role in thought leadership through curation of content in the industry program, and also support for the continuing medical education of Rheumatologists in our region.