Standing Committee on Education and Training

It is the task of the EULAR Standing Committee on Education and Training (ESCET) to formulate and promote education and training opportunities in rheumatology in Europe. Most of these activities are also open for people from other areas.

Education and training related to rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases are one of the key strategic areas of EULAR. We seek to design an up-to-date high-quality educational programme for rheumatologists and health professionals that caters to their immediate and changing needs. EULAR especially strives to offer courses and educational materials that cover niches or complement already existing training opportunities and products.

Over time EULAR has developed a broad educational offering which today includes courses, both physical and electronic, rheumatology textbooks, DVDs demonstrating diagnostic and treatment practices, as well as workshops and fellow sessions scheduled at the annual EULAR congress.

EULAR also provides educational grants to individuals who wish to improve skills and knowledge through research and training stints abroad or daily educational visits. Also, individuals submitting an abstract to the EULAR congress may apply for a travel bursary, which covers a substantial part of the cost of attending the congress.

EULAR closely observes educational trends and activities in Europe and is represented on the UEMS Section of Rheumatology.

Chair: Prof. Frank Buttgereit, Germany
Past Chair:  Prof. Nemanja Damjanov, Serbia

Related information

Committee members

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EULAR Education brochure

Find the latest information about all EULAR educational activities in one document. Read more

Course organisation

Persons interested in organising courses are advised to read the relevant documents on organising courses first and then to contact the EULAR Secretariat in Zurich ( and the chair of the EULAR Standing Committee on Education and Training, Prof. Nemanja Damjanov.

Course guidelines

EULAR courses
Scientifically endorsed courses

EMEUNET (young rheumatologists)

Official website


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