Standing Committee on Clinical Affairs
The Standing Committee on Clinical Affairs (ESCCA) manages a large and exciting portfolio of projects of primary clinical concern across the spectrum of the rheumatic diseases. The scope of ESCCA funded projects continues to broaden and, in addition to current guideline and recommendation initiatives, will increasingly consider applications to furnish strategic developments.
ESCCA receives proposals as a response to periodic strategic calls, but also responds to proposals initiated by investigators. In both cases, a formal peer review process is conducted to assess specific project applications. In the criteria and recommendation field, ESCCA also collaborates with the Guideline Committee and the Quality of Care Committee of the American College of Rheumatology. Outputs from these projects are primarily published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, and Arthritis and Rheumatism.