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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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.

The platform is accessible from Monday 17 June 2024 until Tuesday 31 December 2024, 23:59 CET. 

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 Click on the items below to view and apply for EMEUNET Activities at the EULAR 2024 Congress!               

Congratulations to the EMEUNET Top 10 Abstract Winners of the EULAR 2024 Congress!
  • Yvonne Tan 
    OP0272 - Single-cell analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells identifies immune signatures at different stages of active rheumatoid arthritis     

    Presentation date: Friday, 14 June, 10:30 CEST
  • Dionysis Nikolopoulos
    POS0061 - The molecular landscape of antiphospholipid syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus: distinct transcriptional profiles in venous versus arterial events, with potential therapeutic implications 

    Presentation date: Wednesday, June 12 2024, 15:30-16:30 CEST

  • Jack Arnold                      
    OP0145 - Discovery and validation of a new classification of ANA-RMDs that better predict long-term outcomes compared to legacy diagnoses                             

    Presentation date: Thursday, 13 June 2024, 10:30 CEST

  • Tsuneyasu yoshida         
    OP0106 - Roles of JAK-STAT signalling and GM-CSF for the development of osteitis and bone microstructure changes in rheumatoid arthritis

    Presentation date: Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 17:40 - 17:50 CEST

  •  Marc Scherlinger             
    POS1393 - Lupus pregnancies are characterized by a distinct inflammatory transcriptomic signature partly driven by specific miRNA

    Presentation date: Saturday, 15 June 2024, 10:15  CEST

  • Celina Geiss                       
    OP0192 - Synovitis in Systemic Sclerosis is Characterised by an Interferon Signature

    Presentation date: Thursday, 13 June 2024 at 11:30 CEST

  • Shinji Izuka                        
    POS 0237 - Transcriptomic Landscapes in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy: Divergent Pathways and Immune Cells Potentially Driving Muscle Damage

    Presentation date: Thursday, 13 June 2024, 14:45 – 15:45 CEST

  • Liubov Petelytska            
    OP0019 - Incidence and Risk Factors for New Onset Interstitial Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis: Insights From an Analysis of the Eustar Cohort

    Presentation date: Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 16:30 - 16:40 CEST

  • Blaz Burja
    OP0013 - Anti-Ro/SSA antibodies are predictive of a more severe lung involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis: a study from the EUSTAR database

    Presentation date: Wednesday, 12 June 2024 at 16:30 – 16:40 CEST
We are excited to invite you to the EMEUNET Mentor-Mentee meetings at the EULAR 2024 European Congress of Rheumatology! These meetings offer a unique opportunity to discuss research topics and career plans in an informal atmosphere with leading experts in clinical and basic research in rheumatology.

This year, you have the chance to meet our esteemed mentors on Thursday, 13 June 2024, in two sessions:
  • Group 1
    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 CEST
    Mentors: Prof. Marco Matucci Cerenic and Dr. Chris Wincup
    Moderators: Dr. Jelena Colic and Dr. Sarah Dyball

  • Group 2
    Time: 10:30 - 11:30 CEST
    Mentors: Prof.  Anna Hoffmann-Vold and Dr. Felice Rivellese
    Moderators: Dr. Mert Öztaş and Dr. Wan Lin Ng
These events will take place in the Community Hub at the EULAR 2024 Congress Venue . Directions to the location will be available in the EULAR 2024 App , available for download on Google Play and Apple Store one week before the Congress. 

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to gain valuable insights and guidance from leading experts in the field. We look forward to your participation! 

Deadline for Application: Sunday, 09 June 2024

Apply Here!

We are delighted to invite you to the annual EMEUNET Country Liaisons Meeting at the EULAR 2024 Congress. This dedicated forum is a cornerstone for our Country Liaisons, providing a unique opportunity to explore new initiatives, address any challenges faced in your activities, and network with your peers.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, 14 June 2024
Time: 09:00 to 11:00 CEST
Location: Schubert 1, Congress Centre, Messe Wien (Navigate to the location using the EULAR 2024 Congress App)
Responsible: Ertugrul Bolek, EMEUNET Country Liaison Sub-Committee Chair

This meeting is an invaluable occasion to contribute to the continuous growth and success of our network. We look forward to your active participation and to hearing your valuable insights.

There is an upcoming opportunity for collaboration at the #EULAR2024 Congress: 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: EMEUNET meets PARE: Patient expert involvement in research 

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.

 This call is now closed

If you are attending the EULAR Congress for the first or second time, then please keep reading!

With over 14,000 attendees, including clinicians, patients, health professionals in rheumatology and more, discussing a wide range of topics from clinical management to new scientific findings, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. The Congress runs a multitude of sessions all day long. However, there is a tradition of senior attendees sharing their skills on how to navigate 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 discover all the countless opportunities within four days? 

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

This call is now closed

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.

This call is now closed

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     

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    


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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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