President's Message

Dear Colleagues and Partners,

Thank you for visiting the official website of the Arab League of Associations for Rheumatology – ArLAR

ArLAR was founded in Cairo, Egypt back in 1995 with just 7 members in 1995, now houses 17 full members from 16 Arab countries out of 22, and the number will be growing soon.

Right from day one, ArLAR’s vision and commitment was to support cutting-edge patient care, education and research on rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.   In order to reach our vision, we count on the efficient example of those who preceded us and with the help of a directive board of undisputed quality, and promise to do our best to honor this commitment.

ArLAR will continue to collaborate with the International Bodies such as the International League of Associations for Rheumatology - ILAR, European League Against Rheumatism – EULAR, American College of Rheumatology - ACR, Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology- APLAR and African League of Associations for Rheumatology - AFLAR.  And definitely will have our own place next to them in the international forums.

ArLAR is committed to ensure the availability of this website to all members, national organizations, Special Interest Groups - SIGs and all Rheumatologists that are members of ArLAR and beyond.   

Lastly, I would like to invite you to attend and participate in all our nine Special Interest Groups - SIGs activities that are published on our website.  Needless to mention our excitement for the ArLAR upcoming congress that will be held in Kuwait on March 2023.

Dr. Fatemah AbuTiban                           
President of the ArLAR
President of the KAR

President of the ArLAR23 Kuwait Congress