6-9 September 2018 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan

20th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress

6-9 September 2018 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Industry Program

Friday 7 September 2018
ROOM 304A – Morning Symposium (1030 – 1145) ROOM 304B – Morning Symposium (1030 – 1145)
Biosimilar infliximab & rituximab: Expanding access to treatment for patients with RA/AS

Chair
James Wei, Taiwan
Speakers
Ki Chul Shin, Korea
Michael Tee, Philippines
Dae Hyun Yoo, Korea

Recent Updates on Inteleukin-6 signal blocking therapy for Autoimmune Diseases including RA.

Moderators
Wen-Chan Tsai, Taiwan
Sang-heon Lee, Korea
Speakers
Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Japan
Tsutomu Takeuchi, Japan
Yoshiya Tanaka, Japan
Der-Yuan Chen, Taiwan

ROOM 301 – Lunch Symposium (1300 – 1430) ROOM N2 – Lunch Symposium (1300 – 1430)
Challenging the Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment standards with JAK inhibitors

Chair
Wen-Chan Tsai, Taiwan

Speakers
Yoshiya Tanaka, Japan
Rieke Alten, Germany
Andrew Östör, Australia

From Evolution to Revolution in the Treatment of RA patients

Moderator
Yi-Hsing Chen, Taiwan
Speaker
Eduardo Mysler, Argentina

Saturday 8 September 2018
ROOM 304A – Morning Symposium (1030 – 1145) ROOM 304B – Morning Symposium (1030 – 1145)
Beyond Gout: Hyperuricemia at cardio-renal perspective

Chair
Wen-Chan Tsai, Taiwan

Speaker
Claudio Borghi, Italy
Titus Lau, Singapore

The different patient journeys for chronic inflammatory disease

Chair
Shue-Fen Luo, Taiwan
Speakers
Yoshiya Tanaka, Japan
Rebecca Fischer-Betz, Germany

ROOM 301 – Lunch Symposium (1300 – 1430) ROOM N2 – Lunch Symposium (1300 – 1430)
Optimizing Care for SpA Patients by Addressing Contemporary Challenges

Chair
Wen-Chan Tsai, Taiwan

Speakers
Denis Poddubnyy, Germany
Lai-Shan Tam, MD, Hong Kong
Chung-Tei Chou, Taiwan

Making the Invisible Visible: New Insights and Implications for Clinical Practice in AxSpA

Chairs
Chang-Youh Tsai, Taiwan
Der-Yuan Chen, Taiwan

Speaker
Mikkel Østergaard, Denmark
Hsin-Hua Chen, Taiwan

ROOM 304A – Evening Symposium (1730 – 1830)
Improving SpA outcomes: Role of Imaging and Real World Evidence

Moderators:
Ping-Ning Hsu, Taiwan
Joung-Liang Lan, Taiwan
Speakers:
Sergio Schwartzman, United States
Kichul Shin, Korea