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December 2022

HKCEC has successfully hosted its First Post Pandemic Physical Large-Scale Congress the APLAR 2022

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The 24th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress which was held from December 6 to 9 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre attracted 700 delegates, including about 400 experts, speakers and delegates from abroad.

This is the convention centre’s first physical large-scale international congress since the pandemic and it also marks, an important step, in the reopening of Hong Kong’s border to exhibition and convention participants worldwide

Previously in 2020, the event was held in a virtual format and a hybrid one in 2021

“The overwhelmingly positive response from APLAR 2022 attendees, demonstrate clearly, that online conferencing technologies cannot fully replace physical meetings.  APLAR 2022, is also a stellar showcase of Hong Kong’s resilience and versatility compared to other regional cities, one that HML can present to overseas organisers of major conferences as we head into 2023,”  said Ms Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of HML.

APLAR Congress showcases world-class research and thought leadership from rheumatologists, internists, orthopaedic surgeons, clinical immunologists, physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, paediatricians and researchers on all aspects of musculoskeletal diseases.