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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We would like to extend a warm welcome to you to the 18th Singapore Society of Rheumatology-Malaysian Society of Rheumatology (SSR-MSR) Workshops in Rheumatology.

The conference will be held from the 18 to 20 August 2017. This year’s theme is “New Frontiers, Old Diseases”, reflecting advances in the field of rheumatology, and new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in challenging diseases such as scleroderma, inflammatory myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, and gout. You can look forward to a wide range of topics covering basic science, clinical innovations, and translational research in rheumatology.

In addition to the main conference, we will also be organizing a “Masterclass on Scleroderma and Myositis”. This one and half-day workshop, held on 17 and 18 August 2017, aims to provide a comprehensive review on the practical aspects of scleroderma and inflammatory myositis and will be facilitated by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts.

As with previous workshops, we are confident that this meeting will once again provide a platform for the exchange of scientific and clinical information, and will facilitate interaction and collaboration between healthcare professionals, scientists, and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry from Asia and around the world.

Dr Grace Chan Yin Lai
Organising Chairperson,
18th SSR-MSR Workshops in Rheumatology