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:  Annamaria Iagnocco
Chair-elect:  Daniel Aletaha

Programme Chair  Marta Mosca, Italy
Abstract Chair  Caroline Ospelt, Switzerland

Advisory members
Mariana Kaplan, United States of America
Carlo Vinicio Caballero Uribe, Colombia
Eric Morand, Australia
Marco Testa, Italy
Chak Sing Lau, Hong Kong
Peter Boyd, Ireland


Committee Members

Cosimo De Bari, Italy

Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont, Spain

Michael Beresford, United Kingdom

George Bertsias, Greece

Annelies Boonen, The Netherlands

Christopher Edwards, United Kingdom

Dirk Elewaut, Belgium

Ori Elkayam, Israel

Kassim Javaid, United Kingdom

Hendrik Schulze-Koops, Germany

Robert Landewe, Netherlands

Kim Lauper, Switzerland

Souzi Makri, Cyprus

Elsa Mateus, Portugal

Daniele Mauro, Italy

John McBeth, United Kingdom

Erika Mosor, Austria

Mwidimi Ndosi, United Kingdom

Denis Poddubnyy, Germany

Francisca Sivera, Spain

Zoltan Szekanecz, Hungary

Jette Primdahl, Denmark

Thea Vliet Vlieland, Netherlands

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