EMEUNET - The Emerging EULAR Network

EMEUNET is an exciting community that started its activities in 2009, emanating from one of the objectives set by EULAR –  "Bring onboard high quality, young generation contributors in all EULAR activities". This statement was seized upon as an opportunity to address educational needs and promote aspiring young academics' research interests by creating and developing a Europe-wide network of young rheumatologists. To achieve this, the committee organises a range of high-quality activities and programmes for its community.

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EMEUNET - Join our Community!

Join EMEUNET, the Emerging EULAR Network, and unlock a world of opportunities in rheumatology. Connect with professionals globally, access exclusive resources, and benefit from mentorship, career advancement, and collaborative research projects. 

Applicants must be young rheumatologists, rheumatology trainees, researchers, medical or science students interested in Rheumatology, and below 40 years of age.

Filling out the form only takes 5 minutes – join EMEUNET today! 

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Open Calls for EMEUNET Activities at EULAR 2024 Congress

EMEUNET is excited to participate in a variety of activities at the EULAR 2024 European Congress of Rheumatology . Please note that to take part in any EMEUNET activities at the congress, you must first register to #EULAR2024. Click the button below to learn more and register today.

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 Keep scrolling to view all Open Calls for EMEUNET Activities at the EULAR 2024 Congress!               

EULAR 2024 - EMEUNET Research Speed-Dating

The EMEUNET Research Speed-Dating event is an organised networking activity in which young rheumatologists and researchers interact in a series of short conversations in small groups of 2 to 4 persons to determine if there is mutual interest in research collaborations. The event will provide an opportunity for participants to explore collaboration interests, forming the basis for further and more profound interaction. The event has resulted in several successful collaborations in the last few years.

The event will occur on Thursday, 13 June 2024, from 14:45 to 15:45 CEST, between sessions at the EULAR 2024 Congress. Depending on the amount of registrations, there will be an optional second event on Friday, 14 June.

Application Deadline: 21 April 2024, 23:59 CEST

Apply here! 

EULAR 2024 - EMEUNET Top 10 Abstracts 

Calling all EMEUNET Community members who are invited for a poster or oral presentation at EULAR 2024! 

Do you want to benefit from the large reach of EMEUNET's social media channels for promoting your abstract, and receive recognition for your work? Then submit your abstract for inclusion in the EMEUNET TOP 10 Abstracts for EULAR 2024. Our selection committee will select the best abstracts and promote them on our social media channels before and during the EULAR 2024 congress. 

Experiences from previous editions showed that this leads to a lot of extra attention for your work! Our previous Top 10 Abstract awardees mentioned:

‘Our manuscript related to the EULAR abstract has just been accepted for publication in Rheumatology…… The visibility of the work has increased significantly thanks to the award and the associated professional advertising and presentation on platforms such as social media and the EMEUNET webpage.’

Deadline: 28 April, 2024

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EULAR 2024 - Joint Event of EMEUNET and PARE Communities

There is an upcoming opportunity for collaboration at #EULAR2024, a   joint event based on a novel collaboration between EMEUNET and PARE!

Why This Event Is a Game-Changer for Your Research?

The importance of involving patient experts in research projects is increasingly recognised. Patient experts can provide unique perspectives and strategic insights when designing and conducting research projects and can provide important contributions to improve the value of your research for patients and society.

Introducing: The EMEUNET & PARE Joint Event at EULAR 2024 Congress!

For the first time, EMEUNET members will have the unique opportunity to present their research projects to an audience of patient partners. This is not just a presentation – it's an interactive platform for real-time, constructive feedback, ensuring your research is as impactful as possible.

  More information coming soon!

EULAR 2024 - EMEUNET Reporters for EULAR TV 

EULAR is now casting for three (3) Reporters for its next EULAR News production, taking place onsite at the EULAR 2024 European Congress of Rheumatology, 12 June – 15 June 2024, in Vienna, Austria.

The EULAR News Reporters provide reports based on their individual research topics, specialising in the sessions they attend at the Congress. They are also assigned to cover Committee and Community activities by the EULAR Communications Team. 

Your responsibilities will run from Tuesday, 11 June to Saturday, 15 June 2024

Apply below to see the benefits!

This call is now closed      

EULAR 2024 - Mentoring for first or second-time EULAR Congress attendees 

Are you attending the EULAR Congress for the first time? If so, it can be a daunting experience. With over 14,000 attendees, including clinicians, scientists, patients and more, discussing a wide range of topics from clinical management to new scientific findings, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. The Congress runs an overwhelming number of sessions that start early in the morning and end late in the evening. However, there is a tradition of senior attendees sharing their skills on how to survive the annual EULAR Congress, so you can get a taste of everything and not miss out on the essential facts while having a great time. But how can you navigate countless opportunities within four days? 

To help first or second-time attendees make the most of their time, we are offering mentorship from EULAR veterans. We invite 30 fellows to participate in this program, which will provide guidance on how to navigate the Congress and ensure you have a great experience.

 Application Deadline: 15 April, 23:59 CEST

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EULAR 2024 - EULAR Escape Room Volunteers!

We are thrilled to announce that the EULAR 2024 Congress will feature a brand new captivating activity: EULAR Escape Rooms! Our Escape Rooms promise to be an experience like no other, where participants will collaborate, problem-solve, and immerse themselves in the intricacies of rheumatology as well as EULAR facts. 

As such, we are looking for 4 enthusiastic EMEUNET Volunteers to join us in organising and assisting participants in finding their way out of the Escape Rooms.  

The Escape Rooms will operate in two-hour slots throughout the Congress days from 12 June to 15 June, 2024. We kindly ask for your commitment of two full days during the Congress for this activity.

Your commitment spans from Tuesday, 11 June, to Saturday, 15 June, 2024. To ensure you're well-prepared, we'll host an introduction and training day for these Escape Rooms on Tuesday, 11 June, suggesting your arrival on 10 June.

Apply below to see the benefits!

This call is now closed    

EULAR 2024 - The EMEUNET Mentor - Mentee meetings
At the EULAR and ACR annual Congresses, EMEUNET arranges informal meetings with 4-6 mentees and 1 mentor with matching research interests. The topics for discussion are decided by the mentees and mentors, and may be specific or general research questions or questions regarding career pathways. 

The EMEUNET Mentor-Mentee meetings are a wonderful opportunity to discuss research topics and career plans in an informal atmosphere with an expert in the field of clinical or basic research in rheumatology. The activity takes place as a face-to-face on-site meeting at the EULAR 2024 European Congress of Rheumatology.  

More information coming soon!

EULAR 2024 - EMEUNET Country Liaisons Meeting 

Each year, we arrange an EMEUNET Country Liaison meeting at the EULAR Congress, serving as a dedicated forum for our esteemed Country Liaisons. This event facilitates discussions on new initiatives, addresses any challenges encountered in liaison activities, and offers valuable networking opportunities among peers. 

More information coming soon!


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Welcome to EMEUNEWS, your exclusive gateway to the latest updates and insights from the vibrant world of EMEUNET! Our newsletter is your go-to source for staying informed about the most recent developments, research highlights, and community happenings within the young rheumatologist community.



The aim is to generate useful content in the form of webinars around clinical subjects lead by speakers from different EMEUNET countries. EMEUNET Country Liaisons will be focusing more on clinical subjects in this series. The webinars' content is prepared by EMEUNET in coordination with the EULAR Education committee and delivered through the EULAR School of Rheumatology platform.


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