EULAR Congress Committee

The Committee supports EULAR's aims to reduce the impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) on the individual and society and to improve the social position and the quality of life of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in Europe. 

In furtherance of these aims, the Committee focuses on the organisation and guidance of the EULAR Congress, in particular: 

  • Developing a high quality programme;  

  • guiding the scientific abstract management process: 

  • guiding the overall organisation and set up of the EULAR Congress; 

  • having balanced content, speakers and representation. 

  • The Committee does not pursue gainful or self-help purposes. 

Congress Committee By-Laws


Chair: Prof. Daniel Aletaha, Austria
Past Chair:
Prof. Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy

Programme Chair: Prof. Caroline Ospelt, Switzerland
Abstract Chair: Dr. Christian Dejaco, Italy  

Advisory members
Angela Migowa, Kenya 
Tuhina Neogi, USA
Carlos Toro, Colombia

PARE Advisor: Souzi Makri
HPR Advisor: Marco Testa

Committee Members

Daniel Aletaha, Austria
Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy
Caroline Ospelt, Switzerland
Christian Dejaco, Italy
Elsa Mateus, Portugal
Peter Boyd, United Kingdom
Jette Primdahl, Denmark
Mwidimi Ndosi, United Kingdom
Tue Kragstrup, Denmark
Manouk de Hooge, Belgium
Dirk Foell, Germany
Gyorgy Nagi, Hungary
Cosimo De Bari, United Kingdom
George Bertsias, Greece
Ori Elkayam, Israel
Bimba Hoyer, Germany
Simona Rednic, Romania
Ronald van Vollenhoven, Netherlands
Uta Kiltz, Germany
Marta Mosca, Italy
Xavier Mariette, France
Nikolas Kougkas, Greece
Erika Mosor, Austria
Denis Poddubnyy, Germany

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