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President's Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Since its creation in 1995, the Arab League of Rheumatology Associations has continued to grow. It includes rheumatologists from 17 Arab countries.


I am honored to chair this prestigious organization; ArLAR, a non-profit league whose mission is to promote awareness and support for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and improve their care.

ArLAR has many quality achievements:

Patient awareness campaigns; International research and publications; Recommendations during the covid19 pandemic; 38 webinars; 14 congresses that took place in different Arab countries.
We are committed to continuing to promote all activities and to support patients, and the various SIGs, to promote continuing medical education and scientific research.

We will continue to collaborate with international organizations and leagues with a view to international positioning.

I would like to thank the members of the Executive Council, ArLAR college, and all the special interest groups (SIG) for their commitment and their dedication, the very involved patients, and all the people who have contributed and continue to do so to the success of our league and who participates in the accomplishment of its missions and objectives. The success of our league is attributed to the contribution of all.

We will be pleased to welcome you to the next ArLAR congress, which will take place in Algeria.

Dr. Manal El Rakaawi
President of the ArLAR
President of the ArLAR25 Algeria Congress

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