The 4th International Congress of the Jordan Rheumatism Society (JRS)

المؤتمر الدولي الرابع لجمعية أطباء المفاصل والروماتيزم الأردنية
بالتعاون مع
الجمعية البريطانية لأمراض المفاصل والروماتيزم

The 4th International Congress of the Jordan Rheumatism Society (JRS)

In collaboration with
British Society for Rheumatology (BSR)

April 4-6, 2017

Le Méridien Amman, Amman-Jordan





Welcome Message 

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

On behalf of the executive committee, it gives me a great pleasure to welcome you to The 4th International Congress of the Jordan Rheumatism Society (JRS), which is organized in collaboration with British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) held at Le Méridien Amman, Jordan, 4-6 April 2017. 

The scientific program of the congress will include Plenary Lectures, multiple Symposia in addition to free-paper presentations, posters, and workshops. Local, regional, and international speakers will contribute to making this meeting a unique learning experience.

Overall, I think this congress will also provide an opportunity for interaction and exchange of information between attendees from different countries.

During the congress, exhibits from major pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies will be available. There will be ample opportunity to meet representatives of these companies for information regarding their products and/or services. 

For those of you interested in enjoying more of Jordan than just the congress, numerous social events are planned. These will provide visits within Amman, in addition to trips to famous historic and touristic sites, including Petra, Jerash, the Desert Castles, and the Dead Sea.

We thank our colleagues from the BSR for their active contribution, which will enrich our scientific program, and give us all a chance to develop mutual friendships. 

Finally, your attendance is what will make this congress a success, so I hope you will join us for this great educational activity.


Prof. Khader Mustafa

President of the Congress and The Jordan Rheumatism Society


The Major Scientific Topics of the Conference are:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

  • Connective Tissue Diseases.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  • Spondyloarthropathy.

  • Vasculitis.

  • Behcet Disease.

  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes.

  • Systemic manifestations of Rheumatic diseases.

  • Metabolic Bone Disease and Osteoporosis.


Committee Chairs Of The Conference

Executive Committee

  • Khader Mustafa
  • Ahmad Al-Sawas
  • Ala’ Al-Heresh
  • Ali Qandil
  • Allam Khalil
  • Ausaylah Burqan
  • Badie Al-Saleh
  • Basel Masri
  • Basem Kamel
  • Fatmeh Nuaimat
  • Fawaz Al-Qudah
  • Hasan Naddaf
  • Jamal Steitieh
  • Jeries Al-Daoud
  • Khaldoun Alawneh
  • Manal Al-Mashaleh
  • Marwan Adwan
  • Marzouq Khair
  • Musa Hadidi
  • Osama Khataybeh
  • Suzan Al-Sayed
  • Suhad Al-Quraishi
  • Wafa Madanat

Scientific Committee

  • Marwan Adwan

  • Ala’ Al-Heresh

  • Basem Kamel

  • Fatmeh Nuaimat

  • Jamal Steitieh

  • Khader Mustafa

  • Manal Al-Mashaleh

  • Musa Hadidi

  • Suhad Al-Quraishi

Exhibition Committee

  • Musa Hadidi

  • Basel Masri

  • Marzouq Khair

  • Wafa Madanat

Social Committee

  • Suhad Al-Quraishi

  • Basel Masri

  • Fatmeh Nuaimat

  • Suzan Al-Sayed


  • Ali Jawad (UK)

  • Amr Sawalha (USA)

  • Chris Edwards (UK)

  • Faris Bakri (Jordan)

  • Haner Direskeneli (Turkey)

  • Hatem El-Shanti (Jordan)

  • Kaushik Chaudhuri (UK)

  • Khader Mustafa (Jordan)

  • Nezam Altorok (USA)

  • Raashid Luqmani (UK)

  • Raj Sengupta (UK)

Call For Papers

Participants are invited to submit their abstracts before 1/3/2017.  

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, sent via electronic mail to the addresses below.

The Official Language of the congress is English. There will be no simultaneous translation.

The presenting author(s) must be registered in the congress.

The contents of the abstract are the sole responsibility of the author (s).

All abstracts must be submitted electronically to following emails:

Dr. Marwan Adwan

Chairman of the Scientific Committee of JRS



This congress will be accredited CMEs by the Jordan Medical Council.

Congress Registration Fees

International Participants                                                $400

British Society for Rheumatology members              $150 

Jordan Medical Association Members                        $150

Residents and Fellows in training                                $70 

The Registration fees include: Access to the opening ceremony, the scientific sessions, exhibition, lunches, coffee breaks, congress bag, certificate of attendance and abstract book.

(except medical students).


The JOA Secretariat

Jordan Valley Conferences & exhibition services

Tel: +962 6 461 8448

Fax: +962 6 4618558




Hotel Accommodation

Venue: Le Meridien Hotel Amman (5 stars) 

Single room: $181

Double room: $200

Standard Room (Main venue of the Congress)

-Above rates in US dollar, per night per room inclusive of 10% service charge & 16% sales tax.

-Above rates include Buffet Breakfast.




Climate: Average Temperature in October varies between (17c-26c) Mostly

Currency: The Jordanian official currency is Jordanian Dinar (JD)

The rate of exchange for US Dollar = 0.7 JD

Transportation: From airport (queen Alia) to hotel taxis always available, price about 25 JD (35$)

Visa: For participation from Europe and US. Need visa, it can be obtained on arrival to Queen Alia International Airport.

Letter of Invitation: This will be forwarded upon request without any financial obligations from the congress.


Event’s Downloads

File Name


Conference Poster


Scientific Program


Second Announcement – Part 1


Second Announcement – Part 2


Second Announcement – Part 3


Second Announcement – Part 4


Second Announcement – Part 5


Second Announcement – Part 6



Le Méridien Amman