EULAR RheumaFacts

RheumaFacts is a EULAR initiative dedicated to the collection of data about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and their impact on individuals, society and the health economy across all countries represented within the EULAR membership.

RheumaFacts aims at creating a definitive standardised source of information for data-driven advocacy, research, and policy-making to highlight the disease burden, healthcare gaps, and inequalities around RMDs across European and EULAR member countries. This data repository will be based on up-to-date general health and RMD-related information, gathered primarily by the world statistic organizations, and Scientific Societies at the national levels.

The data presented in RheumaFacts will be available to researchers and other groups such as funding agencies, decision-makers, and policymakers who can advance public health at a European level.

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EULAR RheumaFacts steering group

Dr. Anna Molto, France

Rheumatologist & Epidemiologist, Chair of the EULAR Public Health and Epidemiology Research Sub-Committee; Hôpital Cochin (Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Centre), Paris, France

Prof. Loreto Carmona, Spain

Rheumatologist & Epidemiologist, Chair of the EULAR Advocacy Committee; Instituto de Salud Musculoesquelética, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Sofia Ramiro, Netherlands

Rheumatologist & Epidemiologist; Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden and Zuyderland Medical Center, Heerlen, Netherlands

Prof. Laure Gossec, France

Rheumatologist & Epidemiologist; Sorbonne Université and Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France


Prof. Annelies Boonen, Netherlands

Rheumatologist; Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands


Prof. Zoltan Szekanecz, Hungary

EULAR Scientific Societies Vice President, Professor of Rheumatology, Immunology and Medicine; University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary