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20th May 2017
Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2017


The combined Australian Rheumatology Association and New Zealand Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from May 20- 23, 2017. The New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA), in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand rheumatology health professionals, is hosting the meeting in the Auckland Convention Centre.

The meeting will feature some of the world’s most dynamic speakers in rheumatology, and aims to present cutting-edge research and clinical updates. Meeting themes are new therapeutic targets in arthritis, mechanisms of joint disease, musculoskeletal imaging, and new models of care in rheumatology practice.

International guests include:

  •  Professor Georg Schett (Germany) speaking on osteoimmunology and joint damage in arthritis
  • Professor Arthur Kavanaugh (US) on psoriatic arthritis and therapeutic targets in rheumatoid arthritis
  • Dr Peter Balint (Hungary) on musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology practice
  • Dr Madelaine Rooney (Ireland) on paediatric rheumatology
  • Dr Kori Dewing (US) on the role of the nurse practitioner in rheumatology practice.

Some Important Dates for this meeting are:
• November 2016 – Call for Abstracts submission available
• Late January 2017 – Online registration available
• Friday 3 February 2017 – Closing date for abstract submissions
• Friday 3 March 2017 – Closing date for Grand Round submissions
• Mid March – Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts
• Friday 24 March 2017 – Closing date for early bird registrations

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