Roles of AYR Board

AYR past chairman will continue as Adviser for another 2 years after leaving the post to contribute their experience and contacts. The same post can be held for a maximum of 2 periods (4 years). The elected office bearer may continue the term of office beyond 40-year-old. Apart from the members of AYR Board, all AYR members are welcomed and encouraged to work together with the AYR Board on different projects. If necessary, the AYR board can co-opt up to 8 AYR members to be on the AYR Board.

The AYR board oversees tasks such as international collaboration, social media, membership recruitment drive and educational activities including AYR symposium. AYR is gradually growing, since the membership drive was initiated at APLAR Congress 2018 in Taiwan.



The AYR Board should work for the developments within APLAR with special interest for AYR. The emphasis is to get AYR involved in as many aspects as possible within APLAR’s activities. AYR Board should function as a link between the AYR and the APLAR Executive Committee (EXCO). AYR Board will be involved in:

  1. Bringing ideas and requests coming from AYR members to the EXCO’s attention.
  2. Informing the AYR members of important decisions taken by the EXCO.

The AYR Board is responsible for the organization of all AYR activities at the annual APLAR Congress, e.g. AYR Poster Session, AYR Symposium, etc.  It should give a full report of these events at the annual Business Meeting, which is held during the APLAR Congress. The AYR Board is responsible for developing contacts with similar groups in other organisations, such as the fellows in EULAR and ACR.


Eligibility as AYR Board

The AYR Board is elected every 2 years, following the periodicity and process of election of the APLAR EXCO. Available posts are open for election for any AYR members given that the person

  1. Graduated MD or BSc
  2. Age 40 years or less at the time of election
  3. Is a member of MNO and nominated by the respective MNO
  4. Is prepared and able to come to the APLAR Annual Congress and other AYR meetings.

Interested candidates should send a CV, endorsement letter by the MNO and a brief description of their work intentions to the APLAR EXCO. The APLAR EXCO selects up to 3 candidates for each post by taking into consideration the composition of gender and nationality. The election procedure is conducted in the same fashion with the election of APLAR EXCO during the APLAR General Assembly.  The result of the election is declared at the AYR Business Meeting, where the AYR Board starts the term of service. The MNOs will be notified about the election result by APLAR secretariat.


Positions in AYR Board

AYR Chairman

AYR Past Chairman

AYR Vice-Chairman

AYR Secretary

AYR Treasurer

AYR Educational Co-Chairperson

AYR Webmaster