Welcome

We are excited to welcome you to the 22nd Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress, supported by the Japan College of Rheumatology.

The congress will be held from 31 August – 3 September 2020 in Kyoto, Japan. APLAR 2020 will provide both a forum for exchange on cutting-edge scientific and clinical information. The congress will draw on international, regional and Japanese speakers to provide world-class research, scientific and medical content for our 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,  APLAR 2020 is guaranteed to be a high-impact congress, providing representative exposure to APLAR’s many member societies, and a lasting legacy for rheumatology both in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.

The APLAR 2020 congress theme will be reflected through the scientific program in a series of high-profile plenary presentations, concurrent sessions, pre-congress workshops, poster presentations, industry exhibition and strong industry program.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kyoto in August 2020.

Prof. Syed Atiqul Haq
APLAR President
Professor of Rheumatology, BSM Medical University, Dhaka

Prof. Tsutomu Takeuchi
APLAR 2020 Congress Chair
Vice-President, Keio University