Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are delighted to extend our warm invitation to the 16th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (LUPUS 2025), to be held from 21-24 May 2025 in the vibrant city of Toronto, Canada.

Building upon the resounding success of the previous event in South Korea, LUPUS 2025 aspires to be a beacon of discovery and innovation in the field of Lupus research. Our primary mission is to delve into the latest advancements, causes, and outcomes of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In particular, we will focus on the potential of personalized approaches to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

Under the theme “LUPUS 2025: Gateway to the Future“, we aim to open the doors to transformative breakthroughs and the dedicated researchers behind them. Toronto, known for its welcoming spirit and multiculturalism, provides an ideal place for this global gathering.

Toronto’s dynamic metropolitan atmosphere pulses with intellectual energy, reflecting the spirit of inclusivity that defines our congress. We welcome participants from around the world to come together in a harmonious exchange of ideas. And when you seek moments of leisure, the city’s scenic beauty and attractions, from the tranquil shores of Lake Ontario to the iconic CN Tower, await your exploration.

We warmly invite you to join us on this exhilarating journey, to engage with fellow researchers, and to play a vital role in shaping the future of Lupus research. Your presence will be invaluable in making this event a resounding success.

We eagerly await your arrival in our splendid city, where together, we will strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living with SLE.

Warm regards,

Zahi Touma | MD, PhD, FACP, FACR
Director, Toronto Lupus Program at UHN
Chairperson, LUPUS 2025 Organizing Committee