AFLAR-LAAR Congress 2018

9th African Congress of Rheumatology / 18th Algerian Congress of Rheumatology

May 3-4-5th 2018 – Algiers, Algeria


Organized by:

AFLAR: African League Of Associations for Rheumatology

LAAR: Algerian League Against Rheumatism


President of AFLAR: Femi ADELOWO

President of the Congress: Aicha LADJOUZE-REZIG


Organizing Secretariat:

Fadela CHERDOUH. Rheumatology department, EHS Appareil locomoteur – Hôpital Ben Aknoun. Route des 2 bassins, 16000 Algiers, ALGERIA

Phone/fax: +213 5 57 44 60 96  / +213 23 38 41 21



Main themes

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spondylarthropathies
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Scleroderma
  • Polymyositis
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Therapeutics in rheumatology
  • Behçet disease
  • Bony disorders in Haematological diseases
  • Bone disorders
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Crystal induced arthritis
  • Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases in Africa
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ostéoporosis
  • Paget disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Osteomalacia
  • Infections
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Pediatric rheumatology
  • Neuropathic pain


REGISTRATION: You can make pre-registration via the AFLAR website. Registration and invitation certificates will be delivered on request only. To make a registration, click here.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Abstracts may be submitted via the Internet, by clicking here. Deadline for abstract submission: April 10, 2018.

Abstracts should be prepared following the following instructions:

  • Abstracts should be submitted in English or in French
  • Abstracts should indicate the names of all the authors and underline the name of the speaker
  • Abstracts should include the name of the institution, the complete address of the authors and the contact of the principal author (phone and email address).
  • Abstracts should not be less than 250 words and not exceed 300 words.
  • Limit oral presentation duration: 7 min. Limit poster size: 90 cm x 150 cm.


OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English and French. Simultaneous translation will be available for conferences, symposia and plenary sessions.

EXHIBITION: A commercial and non-commercial exhibition will be organized. Companies and organizations wishing to obtain information are invited to contact the Organizing Secretariat.

WEATHER: The weather is typically Mediterranean. In May the weather is usually pleasant with an average max daily temperature of 23°C.

TRANSPORTATION: Houari Boumediene Airport (Algiers) is served by several international airlines. The distance between the airport and the city center is 20 Km.

MONEY: The current money is the Algerian Dinar. 1 Euro = 135 Dinars.