Goodbye Caracas, Hello Aruba

Two months before the 2002 Pan American Congress of Rheumatology, scheduled for June 23 to 27 in Caracas, Venezuela, meeting organizers had to move the conference — not to another convention center or headquarters hotel, or even to another city in Venezuela. They had to move to another country. The congress, known as PANLAR, is sponsored every four years by the Pan American League of Associations of Rheumatology, attracting attendees from North, Central, and South America.

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