Landmark Developments

Landmark Developments - The Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology

The Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology (HKSR) Inaugural scientific meeting was held on 10th Dec 1987

The HKSR was established on 12th January 1988 by four founding members, Dr. Chan Ka Ho, Dr. Edmund Li, Dr. Wong Woon Sing and Dr. Wong Kee Lam

HKSR became a member of the South East Asian League Against Rheumatology (SEAPAL) and the International League of Association for Rheumatology (ILAR)

Pre-SEAPAL Scientific Meeting was held on 1st September l988

The first joint scientific symposium between the Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology and the Chinese Rheumatology Association was held on 11th November 1990

Regular yearly HKSR Annual Scientific Meeting was started

The first official publication, “ Hong Kong Bulletin on Rheumatic Diseases” was published in July 2001. The publication has been published biannully since then

The first local consensus statement, “Consensus Statements on the Indications and Monitoring of Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases in Hong Kong” was published in June 2005

The first local consensus statement, “Consensus Statements on the Indications and Monitoring of Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases in Hong Kong” was published in June 2005

The first local consensus statement, “Consensus Statements on the Indications and Monitoring of Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases in Hong Kong” was published in June 2005

The first local consensus statement, “Consensus Statements on the Indications and Monitoring of Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases in Hong Kong” was published in June 2005

The first local consensus statement, “Consensus Statements on the Indications and Monitoring of Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases in Hong Kong” was published in June 2005

The first local consensus statement, “Consensus Statements on the Indications and Monitoring of Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases in Hong Kong” was published in June 2005

The first local consensus statement, “Consensus Statements on the Indications and Monitoring of Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases in Hong Kong” was published in June 2005

The HKSR Biologics Registry was established. It aimed at providing safety information regarding the use of novel therapeutic agents in different rheumatological diseases to our local rheumatologists and other physicians

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 The 4th Huaxia Congress was held in July in Hong Kong

First launched HKSR electronic newsletter

First launched HKSR electronic newsletter

Started to organize local musculoskeletal ultrasound courses

Started to organize local musculoskeletal ultrasound courses

Started to organize local musculoskeletal ultrasound courses

Started to organize local musculoskeletal ultrasound courses

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

The 14th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology was held in Hong Kong

Co-organized the 5th GuangDong- Hong Kong Rheumatology Seminar with the GuangDong Association of Rheumatology

The first set of consensus recommendations on the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis was published in early 2011

Co-organized the 12th Regional Osteoporosis Conference with the Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong in May 2011

Hosted Ten Topics Lupus Asia in Hong Kong on 24th-25th September 2011

The HKSR Project Fund was set up to provide financial support to members who intend to develop special skills or novel therapeutics modalities in rheumatology in our locality

HKSR Imaging subcommittee and Clinical recommendation subcommittee were formed

Hosted the 7th GuangDong- Hong Kong Rheumatology Seminar in Hong Kong in November 2012

The Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology Education & Research Foundation was established

Launched The Clinical Rheumatology Systematic Treat-to-target in Asia Leadership (CRYSTAL) Project as an initiative to establish a Hong Kong Early RA Registry

Set up bimonthly Luncheon Journal Club targets private rheumatologists with difficulty in attending similar CME activities in HA setting

Conducted the first Rheumatology Nurse workshop

Held the first ARISE with APLAR (AwA) symposium on 24th November 2014. This symposium has been held annually thereafter.

Hosted the 9th GuangDong- Hong Kong Rheumatology Seminar in Hong Kong

Organized the first sonoanatomy workshop in the University of Hong Kong on 16th April 2015

Conducted the first EULAR endorsed basic musculoskeletal ultrasound (USG) course on 17th-19th April 2015.

Hosted the first combined 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Chinese Rheumatologists (ICCR) and Guangdong-Hong Kong Rheumatology Seminar on 28th-29th November 2016 in Hong Kong. This meeting has been held annually since then

Different “Special Interest Groups” (SIGs) were formed under the umbrella of Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology Education and Research Foundation

Co-organized the EULAR endorsed second basic musculoskeletal USG course with China Rheumatology Association in Shanghai

Conducted Capillaroscopy workshop by capillaroscopy SIG on 28th May 2016

HKSR Bulletin on Rheumatic Diseases has gone on-line since July 2016

Hosted the second International Conference of Chinese Rheumatologists(ICCR) on 18th-19th November 2017

Organized the first EULAR endorsed Intermediate level musculoskeletal USG course

Started the Spondyloarthropathy/ Psoriatic arthropathy registry in September 2017

30th HKSR Anniversary Dinner

Hosted the third ICCR in November 2018

Hosted the third ICCR in November 2018

Set up an official  HKSR WeChat Account to facilitate the dissemination of society events to rheumatologists in China as well as to ally various societies and organizations in China. This account was first promoted in ICCR 2019. Since then, review articles and society events have been  uploaded to the account regularly.

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Published the updated consensus recommendations for management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in September 2019 in the journal “Clinical Rheumatology”

Hosted the Forth ICCR in November 2019

 

 

The official journal, “The Hong Kong Bulletin on Rheumatic Diseases” was renamed as “ The Journal of Clinical Rheumatology and Immunology”

Developed and launched RA Mobile App to arouse people's awareness of RA, facilitate patients to better self-monitor disease progress, streamline health care professionals’ workflow and strengthen the communication between health care providers and patients.

Hosted the fifth ICCR in November 2020 online

  • The HKSR will host the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR 2022)
  • Date: 6-9 December 2022
  • The HKSR will host the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR 2022)
  • Date: 6-9 December 2022
  • The HKSR will host the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR 2022)
  • Date: 6-9 December 2022
  • The HKSR will host the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR 2022)
  • Date: 6-9 December 2022
  • The HKSR will host the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR 2022)
  • Date: 6-9 December 2022
  • The HKSR will host the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR 2022)
  • Date: 6-9 December 2022
  • The HKSR will host the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR 2022)
  • Date: 6-9 December 2022
  • The HKSR will host the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR 2022)
  • Date: 6-9 December 2022
  • Basic MSUS Course and Focused workshop
  • Date: 5-6 December 2022
  • Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre