EULAR Postgraduate Course in Rheumatology

With its postgraduate course, EULAR seeks to update the professional knowledge of young rheumatologists from around the world, whilst giving the participants the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and experiences.

Learn about the EULAR Postgraduate course by watching the video below:

Target participants

  • Fellows/residents in rheumatology (particularly those preparing for certifying examinations and those who are registered for the online EULAR course)
  • Clinician scientists in rheumatology
  • Newly certified rheumatologists as well as more experienced rheumatologists who need to remain up-to-date in rheumatology and immunology

Course description

A unique 2 1/2 day (Monday lunchtime through Wednesday about 4PM) refresher, "crash course", in clinical and experimental rheumatology taught by selected faculty of European experts in a very interactive and cordial environment. Participants have the opportunity to meet the experts in an informal setting and network with trainees and rheumatologists from all over the world.

Interactive workshop sessions 

Participants may choose between the following workshops (1 choice)

  • How to design a clinical trial
  • How to screen and manage adverse events associated with DMARDs
  • How to design a study to understand risk factors
  • How to screen and manage comorbidities with rheumatic diseases

And can sign up for one of the folloring workshops:

  • How to screen and manage risk factors for Osteoarthritis
  • How to screen and manage risk factors for Osteoporosis
  • How to design and deliver a presentation
  • How to write and review a paper/abstract

Recommended reading: EULAR Textbook on Rheumatic Diseases available  for 155 EUR plus shipment (30 EUR). Discounted Textbook price for low and middle income countries available.


18th EULAR Postgraduate Course

22–25 October 2017, Belgrade, Serbia: 93 participants from 34 countries attended!

Course testimonial, Dr. Akshat Pandey, India:

"I am working as a consultant rheumatologist in India, seeing thousands of patients with CTDs. The EULAR Postgraduate Course 2017 in Belgrade helped me a lot in clearing my doubts regarding day-to-day clinical practice. My area of interest is spondyloarthropathies and I     presented a case of 'Etanercept Induced Uveitis in a case of Ankylosing spondylitis' in a session ran by Prof.D.Van Der Heijde. It was an amazing experience to listen to pioneers of rheumatology brought all together in a friendly environment. This unique course is one of a kind and very useful for young rheumatologists.
There are superbly selected topics covering all subdivisions by subject, providing a podium to young rheumatologists to present cases in front of pioneers in the field and then ample time is provided for discussion; and interactive sessions are memorable features of the EULAR course.
This is a must-visit course for all rheumatologists to address the doubts and mysteries - and to then go back with enlightened vision to their country to serve the ailing community with state of the art science."

View the course 2017 programme here

Related information

19th EULAR Postgraduate Course 2018

1-3 October 2018, in Budapest

There will be an extra, free day of lectures on 4 October, which is courtesy of the Hungarian Association of Rheumatologists (HAR) as they are celebrating their 90th birthday in 2018.

The additional night, at own expense, can also be booked on the registration form.


Course fee

600EUR including 2 nights accommodation, all meals, all lectures, workshops, meet the professor events, etc. - 400EUR for local participants without accommodation.

Course registration

Register here

EULAR Bursaries

EULAR grants 20 bursaries to young rheumatologists (below the age of 40) who are preparing and presenting their own clinical case during the postgraduate course.

Applications for bursaries must include:

  • Curriculum vitae with date of birth
  • List of publications 

Please note that you must be registered for the course in order to apply for a bursary. Once a bursary is granted, a reimbursement will be made.

Apply for your bursary here.

EULAR educational overview

View all seminars, courses and events here