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Welcome Message

Dear Partners,


The Moroccan Society of Rheumatology will organize the next ARLAR Pan Arab Rheumatology Congress in conjunction with its annual congress from 24 to 26 March 2016 in Marrakech.

The decision to choose Marrakech as host of the congress was an obvious one due to the global reputation of this city, a vibrant and beautiful city which lives up to its name of “The pearl of the South”. With its 11th century sandstone city walls, giving the city its nick name “The Red City”, Marrakech, famous for its palm groves and art of living, will host the first edition of the ARLAR Pan Arab Congress since the ARLAR Congress was established in 2014 in Dubai. The mission of ARLAR is to represent all Arab Rheumatologists and to promote continuing education, collaboration between rheumatology professionals and research in the Arab world. Therefore congeniality is expected coupled with the scientific excellence. In addition to the diverse educational sessions presented by prominent Arab or international speakers, this congress will offer an excellent room to showcase various research works led by many Arab rheumatology teams through oral or poster presentations.

On behalf of the Moroccan organizers and myself, it is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome all rheumatologist colleagues of the Arab world and beyond to Marrakech in 2016.



Prof. Abdellah El Maghraoui

Prof. Abdellah El Maghraoui

President of the Moroccan Society for Rheumatology and current President of ARLAR

Dear Partners,


As Past President it is my privilege to be able to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your contribution to making the 2014 PARC Congress in Dubai the success it was. Together we have helped in the creation of ARLAR and we have revived the Pan Arab Rheumatology.

Now as we work further towards fulfilling the stated mission of ARLAR I would like to reach out to you once again, friends and colleagues, to ask for your continued support in the forthcoming Congress to be held in Marrakech as it is the continuation of what we successfully achieved together. ARLAR 2016 promises to be a fine blend of science between the east and west of Arabic countries.

Once again, this Congress will not only encourage the Young Arab Rheumatologists, but will also be a platform for all Rheumatologists in the region to join and share their constructive views and significant expertise.

I look forward to being able to personally greet you once again.

Thanking you in advance,






Dr. Jamal Al Saleh

Dr. Jamal Al Saleh

President of the Emirates Society for Rheumatology and past President of ARLAR