The ARCH was founded in June 2021 as a Special interest Group of ArLAR.
The ARCH aspires to lead collaborative rheumatology research in the Arab countries.
The missions of the ARCH are focused on four major pillars:
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Plan and conduct research projects on behalf of the ArLAR to serve the interests of the patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, living in the Arab countries.
QUALITY & INFRASTRUCTURE: Support and promote high-quality collaborative research among the Arab countries and improve the research environment by ensuring compliance to international standards in both infrastructure & standard operating procedures.
MOTIVATION & SUPPORT: Motivate and assist young researchers in the Arab countries to conduct successful and high-standard research projects.
RESEARCH NETWORKING: Connect with the international rheumatology research teams, institutions, and companies to take part in their global clinical trials.
The ARCH values
EXCELLENCE: Pursue excellence in research from design to outcome, while ensuring a high-standard research infrastructure.
ETHICS & INTEGRITY: Prioritize ethical conduct and integrity in research.
EDUCATION: Invest in young Arab researchers enhancing their capabilities and capacities
MOTIVATION: Inspire and motivate for research in the Arab region.
TEAMWORK: Promote collaboration between researchers and clinical rheumatologists in the Arab countries.
Nelly Ziade Zoghbi,
MD, PhD, FRCP
Assistant Professor of Rheumatology Public Health and Epidemiology, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital and Saint-Joseph University Beirut
President of Arab League of Associations of Rheumatology (ArLAR)
Consultant of medicine and rheumatology at Jaber Alahmed hospital, Shiekhan Alfaresi rheumatology centre, and Kuwait oil company, state of Kuwait.
President of Kuwait Association of Rheumatology and the treasurer of Kuwait Osteoporosis Society
Immediate-Past President of ArLAR
Sr. Consultant Rheumatologist, Jordan Hospital & Medical Center
President of the Jordanian Society of Rheumatology-JSR
Manal El Rakawi
Professor of Rheumatology
Douera Algiers University Hospital Center / Saad Dahlab Blida Unit
Coordinator of the Pain Section of the Algerian Society of Rheumatology
Member of the Pan Arab Osteoporosis Society
Active member of the Algerian Menopause society
Secretary General of the Francophone Group of ArLAR and
Member of AAAA Arab Adult Arthritis Awareness Group
President Elect of ArLAR 2023-2025
Nizar AbdulLateef Jasim
Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Sr. Consultant Rheumatologist
Professor of Medicine University of Baghdad / College of Medicine
President of Iraqi League for Bone and Joint Health
President of the Pan-Arab Osteoporosis Society
Lina El Kibbi
Assistant Professor of Rheumatology in Alfaisal University
Director of Medical Academic Affairs
Designated Institutional Official / Saudi Board Residency Program
Program Director Internship in Alfaisal University
Specialized Medical Center, Riyadh,KSA
Founder of Arab Adult Arthritis Awareness Group
Ex-officio member in ArLAR Research Group
Professor at Saad Dahlab university of Medicine in Blida (Algiers)
Head of Rheumatology Department at Djillali Bounaama Hospital (Douera - Algiers)
Member of the local ethics committee of Douera hospital
Member of the committee of clinical experts at the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry (ANPP)
General secretary of the Algerian Society of Rheumatology (SAR)
Consultant of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology Lecturer of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, Kasralainy Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt Organizer at Egyptian Society Of Rheumatic diseases.
Faiq Isho Gorial
Professor and consultant rheumatologist-College of Medicine-University of Baghdad-Iraq
Manal Al Mashaleh
Consultant Rheumatologist, JBM, JBR
Head of Rheumatology division of Internal Medicine. King Hussein Medical Center, Royal Medical Services
MD, MBBch, MRCP (UK), KBIM, Rheumatology fellowship (RCPI)
Specialist in Adult rheumatology and internal medicine at Jahra Hospital in Kuwait.
Head of pediatrics rheumatology clinic – Tripoli Children Hospital
Associate professor Tripoli University
National coordinator of PRINTO (pediatrics rheumatology international trial organization ) in Libya
Head of Scientific Committee in Libyan rheumatology society
Research coordinator in Libyan Medical council of specialty
Coordinator of residency program in Libyan Medical council of specialty
Rheumatologist, Biostatistician, Clinical Epidemiologist
Biostatistician, Clinical Epidemiologist, Centre Hospitalier Provincial Skhirat- Temara, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Clinical Research (LBRCE), Faculty of Medicine
Member of the board of directors of the Moroccan rheumatology society (SMR)
Member of the board of directors of the French rheumatology society (SFR)
Member of the AFLAR executive committee (African Ligue Against Rheumatism)
Batool Al Lawati
MB ChB, DM, FRCP
Senior consultant/ Associate professor Rheumatology and medicine
Work at Sultan Qaboos university, college of medicine and health sciences.
Rheumatology training at : Queen Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK
Member of College Examination Committee
Chairperson of Written Paper Group ( a subcommittee of CEC)
Coordinator of Final MD exams
Internist and rheumatologist Assistant professor of medicine, Al-Quds university , Palestine Program director of internal medicine residency at Al -Ahli hospital, Hebron, Palestine
Samar Al Emadi
MD, PhD, FACR, ABIM , FRCPC , EMBA
Senior Consultant in Rheumatology, Division Chief of Rheumatology Division and Program Director of Rheumatology Fellowship Program in Hamad Medical Corporation, President of Qatar Rheumatology Association and Qatar Osteoporosis Society, and an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Sulaiman M Al-Mayouf
Consultant of Pediatric Rheumatology King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center College of Medicine- Alfaisal University Riyadh- Saudi Arabia
Suad Abd Ellateif Eltaybe Mohammed
Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist Almoalem Medical city
Director of rheumatology fellowship training program, Sudan Medical Specialization Board – SMSB
Prof of medicine and rheumatology, former dean Damascus University
Certified by the American Board of Int Med
President of the scientific council of internal medicine and rheumatology of the Arab Board of health specialization
Founder and X president of ARLAR
Founder and X president of the Syrian association of rheumatology
Founder and X president of the Syrian association for prevention of OP
Head of Rheumatology Department at the Farhat Hached Hospital of Sousse since February 2005. Responsible for the teaching of Rheumatology at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse since 2006.
Consultant Rheumatologist at the Ministry of Health and Prevention of UAE
Chairman of Rheumatology at MOHAP
Deputy Chairman of the Central Research Ethic Committee Chairman of Dubai Health District
Research Ethic Committee-MOHAP
ArLAR Research Group