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
“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
Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great 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).
Since 1981, members of KCR have been dedicated to the treatment and research of rheumatic diseases through clinical, basic, and translational research. In May of 2022, KCR successfully organized its annual congress in a hybrid format. Despite the unpredictable circumstances, 922 participants from 35 countries engaged and exchanged their knowledge and experience in KCR 2022.
As we host this joint congress with the International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), which is the leading international meeting on SLE, we believe this collaboration could generate significant academic synergy.
We hope you actively engage in various sessions filled with valuable lectures by world-renowned speakers. Especially, we have organized a series of sessions: Plenary Session, Keynote Lectures, Joint Symposium, and International Symposium. I look forward to these sessions that will help you update knowledge and catch up with the latest trends in the field of rheumatology.
The organizing committee is filled with anticipation that we will hold the first in-person congress after an outbreak of a pandemic. As much as we are excited to see the speakers and audiences in person, we also promise to provide wholehearted support for organizing a safe and convenient congress.
I am looking forward to welcoming all of you face-to-face, in Seoul, in 2023.
My warmest regards,
Shin-Seok Lee, MD, PhD
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Korean College of Rheumatology
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