SAR Affiliations and Connections
SAR was created in 1995 under the umbrella of The Syrian Medical Association which covers many specialized medical associations. Regulations, policies, activities are all under the supervision of this organization. SAR location is the same as that of the Syrian Medical Association.
The Ministry of Health provides its support to SAR
SAR conducts most of the congresses and symposia under the patronage of the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health consults SAR for opinion regarding the registration of new treatments and drugs related to the specialty.
Also there is a close collaboration between SAR and the Ministry of Health regarding the organization of educational and teaching courses.
SAR is member of the ARLAR (Arab League of Associations for Rheumatology) which comprises Associations from many Arab countries. SAR joins in the organization of regional congresses by this organization.
SAR is member of the APLAR (Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology). SAR has organized the 15th APLAR congress in 2012.