The Organising Committee of the 2018 Australian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting invites
you to join us in Melbourne, Australia from 5–8 May 2018. The Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) is hosting the meeting at the Melbourne Convention Centre. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Australian Rheumatology Health Professionals’ Association and will include Paediatric Rheumatology.
The meeting will feature some of the world’s most dynamic speakers in Rheumatology. We aim to present cutting-edge research, provide clinical updates and to address some of the ‘big picture’ issues in adult and paediatric Rheumatology. Meeting themes will include spondyloarthritis, JAK-STAT biology and blockade, back pain, paediatric pain, new developments in osteoarthritis, muscle in ageing and metabolism, and health care stewardship.
International guests confirmed to date include Désirée van der Heijde (Netherlands), John O’Shea (US), Martin Englund (Sweden), Peter Croft (UK). We will also feature a wide range of local experts.
Prof Ian Wicks
Convenor, 2018 ARA ASM
November 2017 – Call for Abstracts submission available
Late January 2018 – Online registration available
Friday 2 February 2018 – Closing date for abstract submissions
Friday 2 March 2018 – Closing date for Grand Round submissions
Mid-March 2018 – Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts
Friday 30 March 2018 – Closing date for early bird registrations
Professor Ian Wicks
Angela Cox (Paediatric)
Peter Gowdie (Paediatric)
Genevieve Nolan (RHPA)
Carolyn Page (RHPA)
Sharon Van Doornum