The Singapore Society of Rheumatology

The Singapore Society of Rheumatology is the professional organisation for rheumatology in Singapore

The Singapore Society of Rheumatology

The Singapore Society of Rheumatology is the professional organisation for rheumatology in Singapore

Announcement

Bid to host APLAR 2024

The Singapore Society of Rheumatology won the bid to host APLAR 2024. We thank our members for their support.

Announcement

FPH-SSR-APLAR Fellowship applications

Please be informed that we regretfully have to suspend the FPH-SSR-APLAR Fellowship applications in light of the COVID-pandemic. We will be keeping you updated on when we reopen applications.

WELCOME MESSAGE

Welcome to the Singapore Society of Rheumatology (SSR)

The mission of our society is to advance the knowledge and practice of rheumatology through promoting research and organizing scientific discussions and practical demonstrations . We have been actively implementing these objectives since the society was founded in 1976. Involvement in the different activities organised by the SSR over the decades has brought together the rheumatology community . I hope this sense of togetherness will continue to grow along with the size of the membership, and also among the new and younger members as they join.

No account of the SSR and of rheumatology in Singapore is complete without mention of Professor Feng Pao Hsii who pioneered the specialty in our country. His legacy including the lecture and scholarship awards in his name are delineated in this website.

SSR is not only engaged in the rheumatology community in Singapore, but also in the region as a member national organisation of the Asia Pacific League for Associations for Rheumatology( APLAR). The Feng Pao Hsii -SSR-APLAR Fellowship Grant established in 2018 has supported the training of young rheumatologists from the Asia Pacific region, particularly those from developing countries, through providing exposure to the practice of rheumatology in Singapore. Our society intends to increase efforts to further its engagement and profile in the region. The annual Workshops in Rheumatology alternately organised with the Malaysian Society of Rheumatology, interrupted last year in 2020 for the first time since its inception, resumed as a virtual conference this year, reaffirming our close ties with our Malaysian counterparts.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time, the society plans to increase engagement both in Singapore and in the Asia – Pacific region. This has been boosted by our winning the bid to host the 2024 APLAR Congress in Singapore.

May our members continue to maintain the close ties that have been forged , and together contribute to the progress of the SSR.

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Conferences

2022 November 10

American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Convergence 2022

2022 September 09

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting (ASBMR)

2022 June 01

European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR)

2022 May 12

Black Sea Rheumatology 2022

2022 April 06

Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)

2022 November 10

American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Convergence 2022

2022 September 09

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting (ASBMR)

2022 June 01

European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR)

2022 May 12

Black Sea Rheumatology 2022

2022 April 06

Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)

2022 April 01

International Conference on Gastroenterology and Fibromyalgia

2022 March 17

4th Global Conference on Myositis (GCOM)

    • Venue:
    • Prague, Czech Republic
2022 February 25

Rheumatology Association of Iowa, 8th Annual Meeting

    • Venue:
    • The Hotel at Kirkwood, Cedar Rapids, IA
2022 February 24

Rheumatology 2022

2021 December 19

Advanced Rheumatology Course

    • Venue:
    • American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
2021 November 19

Autumn Immunology Conference (AIC)

    • Venue:
    • Chicago, Illinois, USA
2021 November 17

Intensive Course in Managing Inappropriate Communications in Medical Practice

    • Venue:
    • Case Western Reserve University
2021 November 11

Teleguided Hands-on Training for Hemophilia: Ankle, Knee and Elbow

    • Venue:
    • University of California San Diego Health Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center, San Diego, California, USA
2021 November 11

Teleguided Hands-on Training in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Arthritic Conditions: Ankle, Knee and Elbow

    • Venue:
    • University of California San Diego Health Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center, San Diego, California, USA
2021 November 11

Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases Roundup 2019

    • Venue:
    • Cleveland Clinic, Center for Continuing Education
2021 November 11

Primer of Inflammatory Eye Disease for Rheumatologists

    • Venue:
    • Cleveland Clinic, Center for Continuing Education, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2021 October 31

International Conference on Gastroenterology and Fibromyalgia

2021 October 25

International Conference on Gastroenterology and Fibromyalgia

2021 October 21

Principles in the Care of Transgender and Intersex Patients 2021

    • Venue:
    • Mayo Clinic, School of Continuous Professional Development
2021 October 21

11th Advanced Academic Rheumatology Review Course (ADARRC)

    • Venue:
    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2021 October 07

Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Course

    • Venue:
    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2021 September 22

Vascular Ultrasound Core Course

2021 September 09

Vasculitis: Multidisciplinary Care for Multisystem Disease Online Monograph

    • Venue:
    • Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
2021 September 09

12th International Congress on Spondyloarthritides

2021 September 01

6th European Congress of Immunology (ECI)

2021 August 30

The Supportive Leader: Stress Management for Frontline Faculty, Podcast

2021 August 30

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Arthritic Conditions: Ankle, Knee and Elbow – Basics and Techniques Online

    • Venue:
    • University of California San Diego Health Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center
2021 August 30

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training in Hemophilia

    • Venue:
    • University of California San Diego Health Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center
2021 August 30

Professional Skills, Various Courses

    • Venue:
    • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
2021 August 30

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: From Etymology to a Clinical Understanding

    • Venue:
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
2021 August 30

Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology: Module 16: Systemic Immune Reactions Affecting the Skin

    • Venue:
    • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
2021 May 01

The International Society of Systemic Auto-Inflammatory Diseases (ISSAID)

    • Venue:
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OUR GOAL

Overview

The Singapore Society of Rheumatology (SSR) is an organization that represents and brings together specialists and other healthcare professionals active in the field of rheumatology in Singapore.

Objectives of the Society
  • We seek to advance the knowledge and practice of rheumatology

As an organization we recognize the importance of providing the necessary support for our members and for developing the field of rheumatology to its fullest potential. Therefore, we are focused in promoting the sharing of experience between our members and with experts from other specialties, and also in leveraging on the skills and knowledge of local and international experts to advance rheumatology in Singapore.

  • Promoting regional and international co-operation in rheumatology

‘No man is an island’ and so we actively seek to engage rheumatologists from all over the world to work together with us and our members.

  • Organizing scientific workshops, symposia and conferences related to rheumatology

SSR organizes continued medical education (CME) events, scientific workshops, courses, symposia and conferences related to rheumatology. Given the changes brought on by the COVID19 pandemic, we have also actively adapted to remote deliveries of educational activities.

Affiliated Organisations

The Society is a member of the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR).

Upcoming Events

2022 October 27

The Learning Rheum (2)

    • Time:
    • 7-8.30 pm
    • Speaker:
    • Dr Philip Mease (TBC), Dr Jan Duz (TBC)
2022 October 18

The Learning Rheum (1)

    • Time:
    • 7-8.30 pm
    • Speaker:
    • Dr Ian McInnes, Dr Edgar Tay
2022 October 12

Their Lupus, Our Focus

    • Time:
    • 6.30 - 8.30 pm
    • Speaker:
    • Dr Masato Okada, Dr Chi Chiu Mok
2022 September 24

22nd Feng Pao Hsii (FPH) Lecture

    • Venue:
    • Mercury and Enterprise Room, Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford (delivered virtually)
    • Time:
    • 3.30 - 5.00 pm
    • Speaker:
    • Professor Ernest Choy
2022 September 22

axSpA: Cross border practices in early intervention to improve patient outcomes

    • Time:
    • 8.30 - 9.15 pm
    • Speaker:
    • Prof Helena Macro-Ortega, A/Prof Philip Robinson
2021 July 13

Importance of RWE in RA Management and Tofacitinib

    • Time:
    • 8:30 - 9:30 AM
    • Speaker:
    • Prof Stanley Cohen
2021 July 13

Best of APLAR on Scleroderma : All highlights and new updates

    • Time:
    • 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    • Speaker:
    • A/P Raja Jasmin
      Prof Christopher Denton
      Dr Dirk Lievens
      A/P Theerasuk
2021 July 13

Emerging Insights in the Treatment of Psoriasis Arthritis (PsA)

    • Time:
    • 2:30 - 4:00 PM
    • Speaker:
    • Prof Philip J Mease
2021 July 13

    • Venue:
    • Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Ketumbar Room Level 2
    • Time:
    • 8.00am to 5.30pm
    • Speaker:
    • Dr. Ann-Katrin Tausche, Dr Teng Gim Gee