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Program

26 April

Ballroom

Session 1

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: GUIDELINE IN PRACTICE
Chairpersons:
Tsutomu Takeuchi (Japan), Togizbayev Galymzhan (Kazakhstan)
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In memory of Professor D. Danda

Zhanguo Li

Professor, Chief, Dept of Rheumatology and Immunity Director, Institute of Rheumatology and Immunology, Medical School of Peking University, Peking University People’s Beijing (China)

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Early diagnosis and deep remission of Rheumatoid arthritis

Zhanguo Li

Professor, Chief, Dept of Rheumatology and Immunity Director, Institute of Rheumatology and Immunology, Medical School of Peking University, Peking University People’s Beijing (China)

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APLAR RA Treatment Recommendations Update 2023

Kunihiro Yamaoka

M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases, Kitasato University (Japan)

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Management of rheumatoid arthritis with DMARDs according to the current EULAR recommendations

Frank Buttgereit

Professor, Senior Consultant and Deputy Head of the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the Charité, University Medicine in Berlin (Germany, Berlin)

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Rheumatoid arthritis: challenges and opportunities in Kazakhstan

Togizbayev Galymzhan

Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, President of the QCR and LEAR (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

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EXPERT DISCUSSION

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BREAK

Session 2

SpA: MANAGEMENT INSIGHTS
Chairpersons:
Nazrul Islam (Bangladesh), Mashkunova Olga (Kazakhstan), Mirakhmedova Khilola (Uzbekistan)
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Recent progress in axial spondyloarthritis

James Wei

Professor, currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, Professor of Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Vice Superintendent and Director of Clinical Trial Center of Chung Shan Medical University Hospital (Taiwan, Taichung)

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What is new in PsA?

Lai-Shan Tam

Professor, Center of Excellence Chairman of the Committee, Associate Editor of International Journal of Rheumatic Disease and Arthritis Research and Therapy, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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Overview of Uveitis in spondyloarthritis

Vanessa Ocampo

Combined Ophthalmology and Rheumatology Uveitis Clinic Kensington Eye Institute – University of Toronto (Canada)

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EXPERT DISCUSSION

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LUNCH

Session 3

VASCULITIS: PRACTICE POINTS
Chairpersons:
Abisheva Saule (Kazakhstan), Shukurova Surayyo (Tajikistan)
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Approach to vasculitis

Hiromichi Tamaki

M.D., FACR, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor at St. Luke’s International University (Japan, Tokyo)

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Cutaneous small vessel vasculitis

Syed Atiqul Haq

Immediate President of APLAR, Chief Consultant, Green Life Center for Rheumatic Care and Research, and former Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (Bangladesh)

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EXPERT DISCUSSION

Session 4

SLE: REGIONAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT
Chairpersons:
Ivanova Raifa (Kazakhstan), Mamasaidov Abdimutalib (Kyrgyzstan)
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Advances in the treatment strategies of systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis

Chi-Chiu Mok

Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Tuen Mun Hospital (Hong Kong)

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LLDAS and management of SLE

Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake

PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Lupus and Arthritis Research Group at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University. Currently coordinates the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration (APLC).

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EXPERT DISCUSSION

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BREAK

Session 5

Crystal-induced arthritis: Asia Pacific aspects understanding
Chairpersons:
Khabizhanova Venera (Kazakhstan), Baimukhamedov Chokan (Kazakhstan)
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Clinical aspects of gout and its associated co-morbid diseases

U.R.K. Rao

ex-President of Indian Rheumatology Association, Sri Deepti Rheumatology Center, Hyderabad (India)

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The APLAR 2021 guidelines for the management of gout

Jose Paulo Lorenzo

President-Elect of APLAR, Makati Medical Center & Philippine General Hospital (Philippines)

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EXPERT DISCUSSION

Session 6

IMAGING FOR RHEUMATIC DISEASES
Chairpersons:
Kong Kok Ooi (Singapore), Nabiyeva Dildora (Uzbekistan)
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Imagine of vasculitis

Nazrul Islam

Professor, Vice President of APLAR, Member of the SpA Special Interest Group (SIG) of APLAR (Bangladesh, Dhaka)

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Role of US lacrimal and salivary glands in Sjögren syndrome

Ved Chaturvedi

Professor, Deputy Secretary General of APLAR, Senior consultant & prof Rheumatology Sir Gangaram Hospital New Delhi (India)

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EXPERT DISCUSSION

27 April

Ballroom

Session 7

OSTEOPOROSIS IN RHEUMATIC DISEASES. IS IT DIFFERENT?
Chairpersons:
Yew-Kuang Cheng (Singapore), Gabdulina Gulzhan (Kazakhstan), Goremykina Maya (Kazakhstan), Lobanchenko Olga (Kyrgyzstan)
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Osteoporosis in SLE

Sumapa Chaiamnuay

Associate Professor, Phramongkutklao hospital, BKK, Thailand Rheumatology Association (Thailand)

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Osteoporosis in adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathy

Ronald ML Yip

Secretary General in the APLAR Board, Clinical Services Director of the Integrated Diagnostic and Medical Centre of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (Hong Kong)

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EXPERT DISCUSSION

Session 8

ROLE OF GENETICS IN RHEUMATIC DISEASES
Chairpersons:
Syed Atiqul Haq (Bangladesh), Issayeva Bakytsholpan (Kazakhstan)
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APLAR review on pharmacogenetics in rheumatic diseases

Suleman Khan

Consultant Rheumatologist, Countess of Chester Hospital, General Secretary of Pakistan Society for Rheumatology (United Kingdom, Chester)

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Geo-ethnic variations in the genetic mechanism of RA

Samar Al Emadi

MBBS. FACR. FRCPC. ABIM, Sr. Consultant, Rheumatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation (Qatar)

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EXPERT DISCUSSION

7TH CONGRESS OF RHEUMATOLOGISTS OF KAZAKHSTAN

Plenary session 1
Chairpersons:
Togizbayev Galymzhan (Kazakhstan), Nasonov Evgeniy (Russia), Lila Alexandr (Russia)
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Interdisciplinary problems in rheumatology: focus on rheumatoid arthritis

Lila Alexandr

Professor, Chief Rheumatologist of the Russian Federation, Director of the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “Research Institute of Rheumatology named after V.A. Nasonov” (Russia, Moscow)

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The Japanese experience with biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis

Tsutomu Takeuchi

President of APLAR, Vice President of Saitama Medical University in Saitama, and Emeritus Professor of Keio University in Tokyo (Japan, Tokyo)

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Problems of autoimmunity in rheumatology

Nasonov Evgeniy

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honorary President of the League of Eurasian Rheumatologists (LEAR) (Russia, Moscow)

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Direct inhibition of interleukin6: new opportunities of treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Nasonov Evgeniy

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honorary President of the League of Eurasian Rheumatologists (LEAR) (Russia, Moscow)

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Methotrexate in the treatment of RA: clinical application, safety aspects and therapy adherence

Frank Buttgereit

Professor, Senior Consultant and Deputy Head of the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the Charité, University Medicine in Berlin (Germany, Berlin)

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Management of ILD in autoimmune diseases

Togizbayev Galymzhan

Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, President of the QCR and LEAR (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

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Axial spondyloarthritis

Mirakhmedova Khilola

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Tashkent Medical Academy, Chief Rheumatologist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan, Tashkent)

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Role of IL-23 inhibitors in PsA treatment

Lai-Shan Tam

Professor, Center of Excellence Chairman of the Committee, Associate Editor of International Journal of Rheumatic Disease and Arthritis Research and Therapy, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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LUNCH

Plenary session 2
Chairpersons:
Issayeva Bakytsholpan (Kazakhstan), Mirakhmedova Khilola (Uzbekistan)
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Difficult-to-treat RA – status of the problem

Lila Alexandr

Professor, Chief Rheumatologist of the Russian Federation, Director of the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “Research Institute of Rheumatology named after V.A. Nasonov” (Russia, Moscow)

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Jak inhibitors for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Carlos Enrique Toro Gutiérrez

MD, MSc, PhD (c) President Elect of PANLAR 2024-2026 Former President, Colombian Rheumatology Association Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Master in Autoimmune Diseases Director, Reference Center in Osteoporosis & Rheumatology Professor, Pontificia Javeriana University Cali, (Colombia, Cali)

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Incidence rates of osteoarthritis in Kazakhstan and basic principles of treatment

Issayeva Bakytsholpan

Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Chairman of the Independent Society of Rheumatologists of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

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Spondylarthritis: long term treatment perspectives of iIL17

Lukina Galina

MD, Dr.Sci. (Medicine), Professor, Head, Department of Rheumatology, A.S. Loginov Moscow Clinical Research Center (Russia, Moscow)

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Updated clinical guidelines for the treatment of RA: the place of Janus kinase inhibitors in therapy

Nurgalieva Samal

Vice President of the Qazaq College of Rheumatology (Kazakhstan, Uralsk)

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Patient with SLE in rheumatologist practice

Omarbekova Zhazira

Candidate of Medical Sciences, Rheumatologist (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

Plenary session 3
Chairpersons:
Dilmanova Dina (Kazakhstan), Mamasaidov Abdimutalib (Kyrgyzstan)
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Multi-vector indications for the use of anti-B cell therapy in rheumatology

Mashkunova Olga

Professor, Department of Internal Diseases, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Leading Consultant of RICID of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

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IL-6 inhibitor olokizumab use in real clinical practice

Zagrebneva Alyona

MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Moscow Chief Rheumatologist, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Moscow Healthcare Department (Russia, Moscow)

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Progressive pulmonary fibrosis in systemic connective tissue diseases: can we improve the prognosis?

Bakenova Roza

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Chief Therapist, Head of the Clinical Research Department at the Medical Center Hospital of the President’s Affairs Administration of the RK (Kazakhstan, Astana)

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Drug-related hepatitis in systemic lupus erythematosus: diagnosis and treatment

Mamasaidov Abdimutalib

Professor, President of the Association of Rheumatologists of Kyrgyzstan Head of the Department of Internal Medicine No. 1 of Osh State University (Kyrgyzstan)

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The place of IL-17 inhibitors in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Omarova Kamka

Member of the expert council of rheumatologists of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

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Progressive pulmonary fibrosis in systemic sclerosis

Baimukhamedov Chokan

Professor of the South Kazakhstan medical Academy, vice-president of «Qazaq College of Rheumatology (QCR)», director of "Shymkent Medical Centre of Joint Diseases» (Kazakhstan, Shymkent)

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Prospects for the use of Upadacitinib in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Dyomin Eugene

Ph.D. of medicine, rheumatologist, MC “VIA Medical” (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

CLOSING CEREMONY

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Closing ceremony

Abay Hall

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APLAR young rheumatologist (AYR) oral abstract session

25 April

Ablaykhan Hall

PRE-CONGRESS PROGRAM

Workshops:
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Basic Rheumatology Ultrasound workshop /Musculoskeletal & lung pathology related to rheumatic diseases

Yew-Kuang Cheng

Board Member of APLAR and is the founding chair of the APLAR Young Rheumatologist network, Allergist & Rheumatologist at Farrer Park Medical Centre (Singapore)

Kong Kok Ooi

Adj. Assoc. Prof., co-convenor of the APLAR Imaging Special Interest Group (Singapore)

Ved Chaturvedi

Professor, Deputy Secretary General of APLAR, Senior consultant & prof Rheumatology Sir Gangaram Hospital New Delhi (India)

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Clinical Skills workshop – Labial salivary gland biopsy

Sandhya Pulukool

co-convenor of APLAR SlG on Sjogren’s Syndrome and the Indian Rheumatology Association (IRA) Special Interest Group on Sjogren’s syndrome, Narayana Health City (India)

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Course on Capillaroscopy

Ved Chaturvedi

Professor, Deputy Secretary General of APLAR, Senior consultant & prof Rheumatology Sir Gangaram Hospital New Delhi (India)

OFFICIAL OPENING

Greetings:
Dossaev Erbolat

Akim of Almaty

Alnazarova Akmaral

Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Jose Paulo Lorenzo

President-Elect of APLAR, Makati Medical Center & Philippine General Hospital (Philippines)

Nusupova Assem

Deputy Akim of Almaty

Togizbayev Galymzhan

Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, President of the QCR and LEAR (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

Speakers

 Tsutomu Takeuchi

Tsutomu Takeuchi

President of APLAR, Vice President of Saitama Medical University in Saitama, and Emeritus Professor of Keio University in Tokyo (Japan, Tokyo)

 Ved Chaturvedi

Ved Chaturvedi

Professor, Deputy Secretary General of APLAR, Senior consultant & prof Rheumatology Sir Gangaram Hospital New Delhi (India)

 Debashish Danda

Debashish Danda

MD, DM, FRCP, FACR, FAMS, Professor & Founder of the Department, Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology, Immediate past President of APLAR (India, Vellore)

 Zhanguo Li

Zhanguo Li

Professor, Chief, Dept of Rheumatology and Immunity Director, Institute of Rheumatology and Immunology, Medical School of Peking University, Peking University People’s Beijing (China)

Syed Atiqul  Haq

Syed Atiqul Haq

Immediate President of APLAR, Chief Consultant, Green Life Center for Rheumatic Care and Research, and former Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (Bangladesh)

 Yew-Kuang Cheng

Yew-Kuang Cheng

Board Member of APLAR and is the founding chair of the APLAR Young Rheumatologist network, Allergist & Rheumatologist at Farrer Park Medical Centre (Singapore)

Jose Paulo  Lorenzo

Jose Paulo Lorenzo

President-Elect of APLAR, Makati Medical Center & Philippine General Hospital (Philippines)

 Lai-Shan Tam

Lai-Shan Tam

Professor, Center of Excellence Chairman of the Committee, Associate Editor of International Journal of Rheumatic Disease and Arthritis Research and Therapy, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

 Nazrul Islam

Nazrul Islam

Professor, Vice President of APLAR, Member of the SpA Special Interest Group (SIG) of APLAR (Bangladesh, Dhaka)

 James Wei

James Wei

Professor, currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, Professor of Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Vice Superintendent and Director of Clinical Trial Center of Chung Shan Medical University Hospital (Taiwan, Taichung)

Ronald ML Yip

Ronald ML Yip

Secretary General in the APLAR Board, Clinical Services Director of the Integrated Diagnostic and Medical Centre of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (Hong Kong)

 Kunihiro Yamaoka

Kunihiro Yamaoka

M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases, Kitasato University (Japan)

 Hiromichi Tamaki

Hiromichi Tamaki

M.D., FACR, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor at St. Luke’s International University (Japan, Tokyo)

Samar Al Emadi

Samar Al Emadi

MBBS. FACR. FRCPC. ABIM, Sr. Consultant, Rheumatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation (Qatar)

 Chi-Chiu Mok

Chi-Chiu Mok

Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Tuen Mun Hospital (Hong Kong)

 Ivanova Raifa

Ivanova Raifa

Professor, Semey Medical University, APLAR Master Award 2023 (Kazakhstan, Semey)

 Sumapa Chaiamnuay

Sumapa Chaiamnuay

Associate Professor, Phramongkutklao hospital, BKK, Thailand Rheumatology Association (Thailand)

 Togizbayev Galymzhan

Togizbayev Galymzhan

Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, President of the QCR and LEAR (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

 U.R.K. Rao

U.R.K. Rao

ex-President of Indian Rheumatology Association, Sri Deepti Rheumatology Center, Hyderabad (India)

 Nasonov Evgeniy

Nasonov Evgeniy

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honorary President of the League of Eurasian Rheumatologists (LEAR) (Russia, Moscow)

Kong Kok  Ooi

Kong Kok Ooi

Adj. Assoc. Prof., co-convenor of the APLAR Imaging Special Interest Group (Singapore)

 Lila Alexandr

Lila Alexandr

Professor, Chief Rheumatologist of the Russian Federation, Director of the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “Research Institute of Rheumatology named after V.A. Nasonov” (Russia, Moscow)

 Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake

Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake

PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Lupus and Arthritis Research Group at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University. Currently coordinates the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration (APLC).

 Sandhya Pulukool

Sandhya Pulukool

co-convenor of APLAR SlG on Sjogren’s Syndrome and the Indian Rheumatology Association (IRA) Special Interest Group on Sjogren’s syndrome, Narayana Health City (India)

 Mashkunova Olga

Mashkunova Olga

Professor, Department of Internal Diseases, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Leading Consultant of RICID of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

 Nurgalieva Samal

Nurgalieva Samal

Vice President of the Qazaq College of Rheumatology (Kazakhstan, Uralsk)

 Issayeva Bakytsholpan

Issayeva Bakytsholpan

Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Chairman of the Independent Society of Rheumatologists of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

 Khabizhanova Venera

Khabizhanova Venera

Professor, Department of General Medical Practice, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

 Gabdulina Gulzhan

Gabdulina Gulzhan

Professor, Department of General Medicine of Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, President of the Association of Osteoporosis Physicians, Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

 Goremykina Maya

Goremykina Maya

Acting Professor of the Department of Internal Diseases and Rheumatology of Semey Medical University (Kazakhstan, Semey)

 Dilmanova Dina

Dilmanova Dina

Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Rheumatology, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

 Abisheva Saule

Abisheva Saule

Professor, Head of the Department of Family Medicine, Astana Medical University (Kazakhstan, Astana)

 Baimukhamedov  Chokan

Baimukhamedov Chokan

Professor of the South Kazakhstan medical Academy, vice-president of «Qazaq College of Rheumatology (QCR)», director of "Shymkent Medical Centre of Joint Diseases» (Kazakhstan, Shymkent)

 Bakenova Roza

Bakenova Roza

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Chief Therapist, Head of the Clinical Research Department at the Medical Center Hospital of the President’s Affairs Administration of the RK (Kazakhstan, Astana)

 Dyomin Eugene

Dyomin Eugene

Ph.D. of medicine, rheumatologist, MC “VIA Medical” (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

 Omarbekova Zhazira

Omarbekova Zhazira

Candidate of Medical Sciences, Rheumatologist (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

 Omarova Kamka

Omarova Kamka

Member of the expert council of rheumatologists of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan, Almaty)

 Mirakhmedova Khilola

Mirakhmedova Khilola

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Tashkent Medical Academy, Chief Rheumatologist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan, Tashkent)

 Zagrebneva Alyona

Zagrebneva Alyona

MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Moscow Chief Rheumatologist, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Moscow Healthcare Department (Russia, Moscow)

 Nabiyeva Dildora

Nabiyeva Dildora

Professor, Head of the Department of Faculty and Hospital Therapy No. 1 of the Tashkent Medical Academy (Uzbekistan, Tashkent)

 Vanessa Ocampo

Vanessa Ocampo

Combined Ophthalmology and Rheumatology Uveitis Clinic Kensington Eye Institute – University of Toronto (Canada)

 Shukurova Surayyo

Shukurova Surayyo

Professor, Chief Rheumatologist of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of Tajikistan, Chairman of the Society of Rheumatologists of the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikistan, Dushanbe)

 Mamasaidov Abdimutalib

Mamasaidov Abdimutalib

Professor, President of the Association of Rheumatologists of Kyrgyzstan Head of the Department of Internal Medicine No. 1 of Osh State University (Kyrgyzstan)

 Suleman Khan

Suleman Khan

Consultant Rheumatologist, Countess of Chester Hospital, General Secretary of Pakistan Society for Rheumatology (United Kingdom, Chester)

 Lobanchenko Olga

Lobanchenko Olga

Candidate of Medical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Therapy of KSMA, Director of the Center for Osteoarticular Pathology (Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek)

 Frank Buttgereit

Frank Buttgereit

Professor, Senior Consultant and Deputy Head of the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the Charité, University Medicine in Berlin (Germany, Berlin)

 Lukina Galina

Lukina Galina

MD, Dr.Sci. (Medicine), Professor, Head, Department of Rheumatology, A.S. Loginov Moscow Clinical Research Center (Russia, Moscow)

 Carlos Enrique Toro Gutiérrez

Carlos Enrique Toro Gutiérrez

MD, MSc, PhD (c) President Elect of PANLAR 2024-2026 Former President, Colombian Rheumatology Association Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Master in Autoimmune Diseases Director, Reference Center in Osteoporosis & Rheumatology Professor, Pontificia Javeriana University Cali, (Colombia, Cali)

Venue

InterContinental Almaty Hotel,

Zheltoksan St., 181, Almaty, Kazakhstan