6-9 September 2018 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan

20th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress

6-9 September 2018 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Program

Thursday 6 September 2018
ROOM 301 Grand Hall
1700 – 1800 Opening Ceremony
ROOM N2 Exhibition Hall
1800 – 1900 Welcome Reception and opening of Exhibition Hall

 

Friday 7 September 2018
ROOM 304A 304B
0730 – 0830 Meet the experts

Hong-Wen Liu
Expression and Impression: How to, rather How NOT to Stage Scientific Presentation, Interactive, participative Golden Hour
Prof. Prakash Pispati
SLE-from bench to bedside
Part 1: bench side

Understanding the genetic and epigenetic control of lupus by genome editing approach
Prof. Shen Nan
New insights into disease mechanisms and therapeutic approaches
Prof. Keith Elkon
ROOM 301 Grand Hall
0830 – 1000 PLENARY SESSION

Discovery of IL-6 and development of Anti-IL-6R antibody
Prof. Tadamitsu Kishimoto
Update on Gout Management
Prof. Nicola Dalbeth
ROOM 304A 304B
1030 – 1145 Industry symposium – Celltrion Industry symposium – Chugai Pharmaceutical
COFFEE BREAK & POSTER VIEWING – N2 EXHIBITION HALL
ROOM 301 Grand Hall 304A 304B 305
1145 – 1300 Microbiota in rhematic diseases

Fasting, a new way to improve human gut microbiome
Dr. Junjie Qin
Tailored prebiotics for personalized therapy
Prof. Xin Wang
Microbiota in health and inflammation
Dr. Shih-Chang Lin
Biosimilars

Critical review of publication of biosimilars
Prof. Eduardo Mysler
Naming and traceability
Prof. Mu Rong
Utility of biosimilars in rheumatology
Prof. Dae Hyun Yoo
Oral paper presentation – clinical OA recent development

Development of LipocartigenTM, a SOX trio-transfected adipose stem cell therapeutics, to treat osteoarthritis
Prof. Gun-il Im
Inflammatory phenotype of knee OA and its potential therapies
Prof. Changhai Ding
ROOM 301 Grand Hall N2 Exhibition Hall
1300 – 1430 Industry symposium – Eli Lilly Industry symposium – Pfizer
LUNCH BREAK & POSTER TOURS – N2 EXHIBITION HALL
ROOM 301 Grand Hall 304A 304B 305
1430 – 1545 SLE- from bench to bedside
Part 2: bedside

Glucocorticoids and lupus – clinical and lab insights
Prof. Eric Morand
Recent advances in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus
Prof. C C Mok
Stem cell transplantation in rheumatic diseases

Application of Hypoxic Culture on Mesenchymal Stem Cells: from Bench to Bedside
1455-1525 Prof. Shih-Chieh Hung
SIG
RA

Biomarkers for predicting and monitoring to drug response in RA
Prof. Tsutomu Takeuchi
APLAR RA management guideline
Prof. Chak-Sing Lau
Systemic manifestation of Scleroderma

Pulmonary hypertension
Prof. Susanna Proudman
Interstitial lung disease
Prof. Masataka Kuwana
Other aspects of scleroderma
Dr. Tsu-Yi Hsieh
1545 – 1615 COFFEE BREAK & POSTER VIEWING – N2 EXHIBITION HALL
ROOM 301 Grand Hall 304A 304B 305
1615 – 1730 New biomarkers in autoimmune diseases

Urinary biomarkers predictive of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis
Prof. Wan-Uk Kim
Semaphorins and their involvement in the pathogenesis of autoimmune vasculitis
Prof. Masayuki Nishide
SIG
Vasculitis

Large vessel vasculitis – Landmark papers from Asia Pacific region
Prof. Masayoshi Harigai
Metabolomic approach to study of vasculitis
RN Misra
Teamwork in the management of ANCA-associated vasculitis
Dr. Chien-Sheng Wu
Oral paper presentation – clinical SIG
Ultrasound, Imaging & MRI

Ultrasound in inflammatory arthritis
Dr. Maria Antonietta D’Agostino
New imaging modalities for rheumatic disease
Prof. John Axford
1930 Presidential Dinner by Invitation Only