Welcome Address

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf the Korean College of Rheumatology (KCR), it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 40th KCR Annual Scientific Meeting and the 14th International Symposium to be ld in Seoul, Korea From October 21 to 23, 2020.

KCR 2019 was successfully held with the record of being the largest attendance and the greatest number of abstract submission in the history of Korean College of Rheumatology. Due to the successful result of the last meeting, we will host KCR 2020 consecutively, which was originally biennial events. We could not have accomplished all the outcome without your support and cooperation and I sincerely appreciate it.

I would like to appreciate the scientific committee for all of their hard work arranging such instructive program. KCR 2020 promise in-depth academic program that consist of lectures from leading scholars and rising researchers from all over the world. Also, we will prepare platform for discussion hoping that it will lead to be a spark of valuable new discovery.

I am confident that KCR 2020, which has become a truly international conference, will be a place where you can have academic exchange and build a special bond with colleagues. On this account, we would like to ask you for your support and interest for upcoming KCR 2020.

We hope you will enjoy the Virtual conference and looking forward to meeting you online in October, 2020

Cordially yours,

Bin Yoo
Chairman of KCR 2020






Dear colleagues and friends worldwide,

We had originally intended to hold the KCR 2020 Meeting in May, but due to recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone it to October.

Over the years, we have embraced and overcome numerous challenges as they come. COVID-19 is no different; we cannot put treating the patients nor searching for a cure on hold. While it would be best if we could meet and share in person, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing our hands. We, however, believe we can make something of these trying times.

This is why we have decided to hold the KCR 2020 Meeting virtually, in order to contribute to achieving the Next Normal. Our Organizing & Scientific Committee Team has been hard at work to ensure the virtual meeting falls nothing short of the conference we've all come to expect. We ask for your understanding and support, so that this new form of gathering can successfully become the new standard.

We hope KCR 2020 provides you with a refreshing and informative conference experience.



Gwan Gyu Song
President
Korean College of Rheumatology

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