Invited Faculty
  • Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake
    Monash Univ.
  • Doctor Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake is a biostatistician-epidemiologist with over 10 years of experience in public health and clinical research. She is a Senior Researcher at the Rheumatology Research Group, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University and the Research Director of the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration (APLC). Rangi graduated with a PhD in molecular epidemiology in respiratory diseases from the School of Population and Global Health of the University of Melbourne in 2010, and in 2019, she completed a post-graduate diploma in Biostatistics. She commenced her career as a Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (DEPM) of Monash University where she gained extensive experience in developing and managing several clinical quality registries, and leading multiple publications. Rangi has been with the Monash Rheumatology group since 2015 and has been overseeing research and operational activities of the APLC since then. The APLC is a large, international consortium of expert lupus clinicians and researchers from the Asia Pacific regions, formed to undertake research of global significance, aimed at improving outcomes for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Rangi has been a pillar in establishing the APLC network (>50 Investigators, 25 sites from 13 countries), which together have achieved significant results in a short period of time. Rangi envisages that the APLC will continue to make significant impact in lupus research in many years to come.
    Research & Clinical Focus


    patient outcomes

    clinical research

    lupus nephritis


  • Date Time Room Session Title Lecture Title
    May 17 13:30-13:50 Room Grand Ballroom 105 [Study Group Session] Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration (APLC) Study Group Session Establishment of the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration - Challenges and opportunities