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4th International Forum on Rheumatoid Arthritis: Great Times Near the Great Wall

David S Pisetsky

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Duke University Medical Center, 151G, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012, 14:125  doi:10.1186/ar4036

Published: 27 September 2012

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Beijing, an incredible city, was the site for the 4th International Forum on Rheumatoid Arthritis (IFRA), an incredible meeting. Professor Zhan-guo Li, Professor of Medicine at Peking University and President of the Asia Pacific League Against Rheumatism, and his co-chairs, Professor Lars Klareskog, Professor of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet, and Professor Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Professor of Medicine, University of Tokyo, organized the meeting. They did a terrific job and created a program to showcase the excitement and dynamism of both modern China and modern rheumatology. Professor Li was a great host as hundreds of Chinese rheumatologists packed the Beijing Xinyuan Hotel to hear lectures by rheumatologists from China as well as invited speakers from around the world. I have attended few meetings where the energy was so high and the eagerness to learn so great.