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