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Activities in 2019

In 2019, the theme of the EULAR Campaign is Time2Work.

Activities in 2018

Educational activities in Germany about rheumatic diseases and the 'Don’t Delay, Connect Today' campaign was mainly organised by the team of the “Rheuma-VOR” project. The project’s name can be translated as “forward with rheumatism”. Rheuma-VOR was celebrating its first year of existence on June 4, 2018, in Mainz, the capital of the German federal state Rhineland-Palatinate.

On this day, together with the federal state’s Ministry of Health, the health minister Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler and other healthcare officials, Rheuma-VOR was celebrating their 1,000th registered patient in their proof-of-concept study within one year. The event also marked the start of this year’s rheuma bus tour – a two week round-trip across three different federal states in Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate, Lower Saxony, Saarland) providing the public with information on early diagnosis and treatment options in rheumatic diseases.

The project Rheuma-VOR

The project Rheuma-VOR with its claim “Diagnose Quickly – Act Adequately” aimed to address and connect patients, rheumatologists, health professionals, GP’s and the general public. The main aims are to:

  • Improve scientific knowledge on early diagnosis of chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondylarthritis and psoriasis arthritis
  • Educate primary care doctors on how to adequately recognise early signs of rheumatic diseases and the importance of a timely referral of the patient to a specialist
  • Ensure timely access to targeted treatment that will improve the patient’s condition.

More information on Rheuma-VOR can be found on http://www.rheuma-vor.de (website in German).

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