EULAR mission statement

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) is the organisation which represents the people with arthritis/rheumatism, health professional and scientific societies of rheumatology of all the European nations. 

The aims of EULAR are to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on the individual and society and to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases.

To this end, EULAR fosters excellence in education and research in the field of rheumatology. It promotes the translation of research advances into daily care and fights for the recognition of the needs of people with musculoskeletal diseases by the governing bodies in Europe.

EULAR is a non-profit scientific and educational association according to Swiss law; it is recognized as a tax-exempt charity by the tax authorities of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. 

About RMDs

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) are a diverse group of diseases that commonly affect the joints, but can also affect the muscles, other tissues and internal organs. There are more than 200 different RMDs, affecting both children and adults. They are usually caused by problems of the immune system, inflammation, infections or gradual deterioration of joints, muscle and bones. Many of these diseases are long term and worsen over time. They are typically painful and Iimit function. In severe cases, RMDs can result in significant disability, having a major impact on both quality of life and life expectancy.

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EULAR By-laws

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EULAR Code of Ethics

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Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe

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Financial Report

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WHO recognition 

The importance of promoting musculoskeletal health to prevent and treat the greatest cause of disability in Europe. Read more

Questions and Answers on RMDs

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