EULAR Education Committee

The Education Committee formulates and promotes education and training opportunities in rheumatology by developing tailored materials and courses, by deploying innovative learning approaches, by facilitating broad access to these educational offers, and by fostering and contributing to the harmonization of educational standards in rheumatology across Europe.The committee coordinates the work of the Sub-Committees (online courses, live courses, training/CME).

Education Committee By-Laws 

Live Courses Sub-Committee Regulations

Online Courses Sub-Committee  Regulations

Training CME Sub-Committee Regulations

Chair:  Prof. Simona Rednic,  Romania
Past Chair: Prof. Christopher Edwards, United Kingdom 
Sub-committee Chairs:  
Prof. Frank Buttgereit, Germany – Online courses & other digital offers
Dr. Aurelie Najm, United Kingdom – Live courses & meetings
Prof. Christopher Edwards, United Kingdom – Training & CME

Advisors:  Prof. Annamaria Iagnocco, Prof. Xenofon Baraliakos, Prof. Maurizio Cutolo
Consultants:  Dr. Catherine Haines, Prof. Eric Hachulla



Committee Members

Alexander Pfeil, Germany
Aurelie Najm , United Kingdom
Benoit Le Goff , France
Codruta Zabalan , Romania
David Kane, Ireland
Dimitrios Vassilopoulos , Greece
Francisca Sivera, Spain
Frank Buttgereit, Germany
Ivan Padjen , Croatia
Jordi Anton , Spain
Katja Perdan Pirkmajer, Slovenia
Kaushik Chaudhuri , United Kingdom
Luis Fernando Perez, Netherlands
Martin Aringer , Germany
Mikkel Ostergard, Denmark
Nikolay Stoilov, Bulgaria
Peter Balint , Hungary
Roberto Felice Caporali , Italy
Silvia Piantoni, Italy
Valentin Ritschl, Austria
Victoria Romero , Spain
Wilfred Peter , Netherlands

Education Sub-Committee Live Courses 

Sub-committee chair:  Aurelie Najm, United Kingdom

Alessia Alunno, Italy
Andrea Marques, Portugal
Andrew Filer, United Kingdom
Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy
Brunno Fautrel, France
Christian Dejaco, Austria
Elena Nikiphorou, United Kingdom
Francis Guillemin, France
Hans Ulrich-Scherer, Netherlands
Joao Madruga Dias, Portugal
Karin Niederman, Switzerland
Katerina Chatzidionysiou, Sweden
Lene Terslev, Denmark 
Marie-Elise Truchetet, France
Maurizio Cutolo, Italy
Pedro Machado, United Kingdom
Peter Mandl, Austria
Silvia Manzoni, Italy
Sofia Ramiro, Netherlands
Vanessa Smith, Belgium
Wolfgang Schmidt, Germany
Xenofon Baraliakos, Germany


Education Sub-Committee Online Courses

Sub-committee chair(s):  Frank Buttgereit, Germany
Consultant(s): Catherine Haines, Eric Hachulla

Alberto Martini, Italy
Alessia Alunno, Italy
Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy
Antonios Fanouriakis, Greece
Aurelie Najm, United Kingdom
Carina Mihai, Switzerland
Christian Dejaco, Austria
Cosimo Bruni, Italy
Daniel Glinatsi, Sweden
Elena Nikiphorou, United Kingdom
Elsa Mateous, Portugal
Frank Buttgereit, Germany
Garifallia Sakellariou, Italy
Katerina Tsekoura, Greece
Marco Cimmino, Italy
Martin Krusche, Germany
Maurizio Cutolo, Italy
Meryem-Maud Farhat, France
Nelly Ziade, Lebanon
Paul Studenic, Austria
Philipp Sewerin, Germany
Ricard Cevera, Italy
Terry O'Neil, United Kingdom
Torsten Diekhoff, Germany
Vanessa Smith, Belgium
Wilfred Peter, Netherlands


Education Sub-Committee Training-CME

Sub-committee chair(s):  Christopher Edwards, United Kingdom

Alessia Alunno, Italy
Carlo Perricone, Italy
Dimitrios Vassilopoulos, Greece
Eric Hachulla, France
Francisca Sivera, Spain
Gyorgy Nagy, Hungary
Jacob M van Laar, Netherlands
Joao Madruga Dias, Portugal
Jose Antonio Pereira da Silva, Portugal
Marloes van Onna, Netherlands
Martin Aringer, Germany
Martin Krusche, Germany
Mette Holland-Fischer, Denmark
Philipp Sewerin, Germany
Richard Conway, United Kingdom
Roberto Felice Caporali, Italy
Sebastien Sanges, France
Sofia Ramiro, Netherlands
Tadej Avcin, Slovenia
Thao Pham, France
Xenofon Baraliakos, Germany


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