2011 ARA ASM

Invitation To Attend

The Organising Committee of the 56th ARA and RHPA Annual Scientific Meeting invites you to join us in Adelaide, South Australia on May 23-26, 2015.

We are excited to announce that the meeting will be held in the wonderful new extension of the Adelaide Convention Centre in the heart of the city, overlooking the Torrens River and the new footbridge across to Adelaide Oval, the world’s most beautiful cricket and football stadium.

The meeting will feature some of the world’s most dynamic speakers in rheumatology and immunology. We aim to present cutting-edge research and clinical updates in a manner that promotes new ways of thinking, and the free exchange of ideas between the clinic and the bench, rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals. International guests include Professor John Stone (USA) speaking about vasculitis and IgG4-related disease, Professor Luke O’Neill (Ireland), one of the world’s best scientific speakers and leading thinkers on innate immunity, and Professor Vijay Kuchroo (USA), a world-leader in T-cell biology. Dr Francesco Zulian (Italy) is a prolific researcher in a variety of paediatric rheumatic diseases including juvenile scleroderma, morphea and JIA. Dr Greg Wells (Canada) is an exercise physiologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, as well as an author, broadcaster and athlete. He will share his expertise on the role of exercise in the elite athlete and in children and adults with rheumatic diseases. Both Dr Zulian and Dr Wells will also contribute to the Paediatric Satellite meeting, where you can enjoy more South Australian beauty and hospitality.

In addition to our international guests, a stellar array of Australian rheumatologists, clinical researchers and basic scientists will contribute to the academic programme, including Professor Ranjeny Thomas, A/Professor Peter Foley, A/Professor Mark Hutchinson, Professor Suresh Mahalingam and Professor Carola Vinuesa, winner of the 2014 Young Florey Medal for medical research.

A further highlight will be the Milazzo Oration, to be given by Professor Peter Roberts-Thomson.

Four days of amazing science, clinical updates, novel thinking and an exciting social programme, all in the heart of beautiful Adelaide. We warmly invite you to join us for a festival of science, learning, thinking, food, friendship and wine.

Dr Samuel Whittle
Convenor, ARA 56th ASM

Important Dates

•    Friday 13 February 2015 – Online registration available

•   Friday 6 March 2015 – Closing date for Grand Round submissions

•     Mid March – Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts

•    Friday 27 March – Closing date for early bird registrations

Rheumatology Advanced Training Education Workshop in association with ARA and NZRA Adelaide May 2015

Saturday 23 May 2015 – Adelaide Convention Centre: 0900-1500
Please download this PDF for further information in regards to the proposed workshop being held during this year’s ASM.

The following are invited to attend:

  • All Members of the Australian Rheumatology STC and New Zealand Rheumatology SAC
  • Representatives of each State or Regional Education Committee
  • Other interested ARA and NZRA members (including trainees)
  • RACP staff member(s)

Prior registration will be required – please indicate on the online registration form if you are eligible and available to attend.

You may also email reg@themeetingpeople.com.au to indicate your attendance.


Ms Lara Birchby
Meeting Manager

ARA 56th ASM ARA Secretariat
C/- The Meeting People Pty Ltd
PO Box 764
Mitcham SA 5062

Ph 08 8177 2215

e: lara@themeetingpeople.com.au
w: www.araconference.com




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