APLAR Master Award is an honorary award given to a member of an APLAR national organisation in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through teaching, research, or professional services. These contributions will have had significant impact within the APLAR region.


Eligibility Criteria

Rheumatologist member of an APLAR national organisation for at least 20 years. Age > 65 years before the due date of nomination (To be announced by APLAR each year).


The Award

Lifetime Award normally up to three awards per annum. The award consisting of a framed certificate. Recipients will be advised prior to the annual congress. The award will be announced at the opening ceremony of the APLAR annual meeting.



Waived registration fee for APLAR Annual Meeting. Registration badge to be identified as APLAR Master.



The APLAR Master nomination form to be completed by the President of the MNO, and accompanied by a copy of the nominees CV.


Decision Committee

President, President Elect, Immediate Past-President, Vice-Presidents, and Chair of the Scientific Committee

Download: Application Form