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

Speakers
Prof. Ki Chul Shin, Korea
Prof. Michael Tee, Philippines
Prof. Dae Hyun Yoo, Korea

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

Moderators
Prof. Wen-Chan Tsai, Taiwan
Prof. Sang-heon Lee, Korea

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

Chair
Prof. Wen-Chan Tsai, Taiwan

Speakers
Prof. Yoshiya Tanaka, Japan
Dr. Rieke Alten, Germany
Dr. Andrew Östör, Australia

From Evolution to Revolution in the Treatment of RA patients

Moderator
Prof. Yi-Hsing Chen
Speaker
Prof. Eduardo Fabián Mysler

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

Chair
Prof Prof Wen-Chan Tsai, Taiwan

Speaker
Prof Claudio Borghi, Italy

The different patient journeys for chronic inflammatory disease

Chair
Prof. Luo, Shue-Fen, Taiwan
Speakers
Prof. Yoshiya Tanaka, Japan
Dr Rebecca Fischer-Betz, MD, PhD, Germany

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

Speakers
Denis Poddubnyy, Germany
Huji Xu, China
Wen-Chan Tsai, Taiwan
Chung-Tei Chou, Taiwan

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

Chairs
Prof. Chang-Youh Tsai, Taiwan
Prof. Joung-Liang Lan, Taiwan
Speaker
Prof. Mikkel Østergaard, Denmark

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