About ILAR

Established in 1927 and reincorporated in 2007, the International League of Associations for Rheumatology’s (ILAR) mission is to advance rheumatology in developing countries. The ILAR Executive Committee consists of the Presidents and Presidents-Elect of ACR, EULAR, PANLAR, APLAR and AFLAR. Read the ILAR Bylaws.

ILAR is committed to advancing rheumatology in developing countries and issues annual grants that lead to progress in the practice and education of rheumatology in countries where there is an exceptional need. Since 2008 ILAR has donated over donated over 1.7M dollars to fund over 92 projects worldwide.

The ILAR journal, Clinical Rheumatology is an international fully indexed peer-reviewed publication devoted to publishing original clinical investigation and research in the general field of rheumatology.

ILAR Partner Organizations

  • American College of Rheumatology – ACR
  • African League of Associations for Rheumatology – AFLAR
  • Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology – APLAR
  • European League Against Rheumatism – EULAR
  • Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology – PANLAR

Executive Committee

The ILAR Executive Committee consists of the presidents and presidents-elect of partner organizations ACR, EULAR, PANLAR, APLAR, and AFLAR. To contact any member of the executive committee, email ilar@rheumatology.org

Debasish Danda
Debashish Danda, MD (Chair)
APLAR President
Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Christian Medical College
Vellore Tamilnadu India
Daniel Alataha
Daniel Alataha, MD
EULAR President-Elect
Dept of Rheumatology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna Austria
Miguel Albanese
Miguel Albanese, MD
PANLAR President-Elect
CASMU Rheumatology Service
Rheumatologist of the Evangelical Hospital
Montevidedo Uruguay

Dzifa Dey
Ida Dzifa Dey, MD
AFLAR Acting President- Elect
The Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Korle-bu Teaching Hospital
Accra Ghana
Annamaria Iagnocco
Annamaria Iagnocco, MD
EULAR President
Academic Rheumatology Unit
Universita degli Studi di Torino
Torino Italy
Ali Asgar Kalla
Ali Asgar Kalla, MD
AFLAR President
University of Cape Town
Cape Town South Africa

Carlos Lozada
Carlos J Lozada, MD
PANLAR President
Department of Medicine/Rheumatology
University of Miami
Miami, FL USA
Kenneth Saag
Kenneth Saag, MD, MScACR President
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA
Tsutomu Takeuchi
Tsutomu Takeuchi, MD, PhD
APLAR President-Elect
Division of Rheum School of Medicine
Keio University
Tokyo Japan

Douglas White
Douglas White, MD, PhD
ACR President-Elect
Gundersen Lutheran – Onalaska Clinic
Onalaksa, WI USA
Carlos Pineda
Carlos Pineda, MD
Editor, Clinical Rheumatology
Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra
Mexico City Mexico
Julie Anderson
Julie Anderson, CAE
ILAR Executive Director
American College of Rheumatology
Atlanta, GA USA

Julia Rautenstrauch
Julia Rautenstrauch, MD
EULAR Executive Director
EULAR Office
Seestrasse 240
CH-8802 Kilchberg Switzerland