EULAR Course on Immunology

Understanding the immunologic background of autoimmune-mediated rheumatic diseases is a fundamental prerequisite for both clinicians to make wise decisions in complex medical settings and researchers to develop effective and tolerable targeted therapies. The ambition of this course is to bring both parties together for working on challenges in immunology and accelerating the translation of basic findings into clinical practice.

The main goal of the course is to increase the knowledge and skills of young researchers in immunology and stimulate critical thinking in the design of experimental studies. This course is designed as the perfect complement to the EULAR online course on rheumatic diseases and the EULAR postgraduate course, by consolidating your knowledge in immunology in a more interactive way. However, previous participation of these courses is not mandatory. Furthermore, this course is bringing together clinicians and scientists, thereby facilitating interaction, discussion, and collaboration in translating basic immunology findings into clinical practice. People participating in this course can enter an immunology and translational rheumatology network to facilitate communication between European groups working in the field of immunology and translational research dedicated to rheumatic diseases. Accessibility of this network soon on the EMEUNET website provides a virtual area giving critical information for people involved in translational research, such as:


  • Sharing ideas, samples, reagents etc.
  • Identifying collaborators doing similar work and thereby to apply for funding as a European group.

This is a selective course, with competitive admission, for young rheumatologists and rheumatology researchers with a confirmed interest in immunology.

The course is a compact, one and a half day event on immunology and translational research with a special emphasis on hot immunology topics and on the design, interpretation and analysis of basic or translational research projects. The course is designed to facilitate problem- and case-oriented learning to enhance the interactions among participants and between participants and the faculty.

The application deadline is 16 December 2015. Confirmation of participation will be sent by email before mid January 2016.

Related information

1st EULAR Immunology Course

1-2 April 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal

Programme course

Applications for registration and course bursary are now closed. The next course will run in 2018.

EULAR Course Bursaries

EULAR grants 10 bursaries at 500 EUR to young rheumatologists. 

Click here to apply 
Please note that a bursary application can only be considered if the course application is also received and if the applicant is below the age of 40.