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Welcome Message of Congress Chair

Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Dear colleagues and friends,

    On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 15th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the 43rd Korean College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting & 17th International Symposium (LUPUS & KCR 2023). It will be held in Seoul, Korea from May 17th to 20th, 2023, co-hosted by Korean Society of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Research (KSSR) and the Korean College of Rheumatology (KCR).

    It is the first time that Korea has been given the honor of hosting this prestigious event and the fifth time the event has been hosted in the Asia-Pacific region after Singapore, Israel, China, and Australia.

    “Stairway to the End of the War” is the theme of LUPUS & KCR 2023. It has multiple meanings, one of which is aiming to end the war on rheumatic diseases including SLE. We are hoping that it will also mean the end of war on COVID19 through which the participants could attend the meeting in person. It will gather a huge audience of more than 2,000 participants of rheumatologists from all over the world and world-renowned experts in rheumatic diseases on basic and clinical science.

    KSSR is a professional membership organization composed of Korean rheumatologists who have a particular interest in SLE under the KCR. We have been managing most Korean SLE patients and actively performing both basic and clinical research. With over 1,000 members in Korea, KCR is an organization that represents health professionals and scientific societies related to the field of rheumatology. It has contributed to the advancement and promotion of rheumatology in Korea since 1981 and has successfully hosted the annual KCR international symposium since 2006 to strengthen collaboration on rheumatology both domestically and internationally.

    This joint meeting of LUPUS & KCR 2023 will expand the scope of programs and topics encompassing and maximizing impacts and synergies. It will be the perfect meeting where you can present your products, discuss with world renowned basic and clinical researchers specialized in rheumatic diseases so that you can connect and collaborate with experts.

    I look forward to welcoming you in Seoul in 2023.

    With warmest regards

    Sang-Cheol Bae, MD, PhD, MPH
    Congress Chair, LUPUS & KCR 2023
    President, 15th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    President, Korean College of Rheumatology