EULAR Health Professionals Study Groups

EULAR study groups are established networks in their respective fields and play an active part in the research and treatment of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

EULAR has endorsed the following groups within the sphere of health professionals:

EULAR non-pharmacological treatment of autoimmune connective tissue diseases Study Group

The study group is to improve and standardise care and thereby reduce variation in care of patients with CTDs within the EULAR member countries.
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EULAR Work Rehabilitation in People with RMDs Study Group

The study group is to bring together a multi-disciplinary team of expert health professionals, researchers, academics and patient partners with RMDs to encourage a cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary approach to support people with RMDs who are struggling to remain in work and/ or return to work due to the impact of RMDs on their work participation.
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EULAR Nurse Research and Strategy Group (REST)

The EULAR nursing task force has composed a research agenda and an educational agenda that increasingly leads to European and global initiatives from rheumatology nurses. It aims to promote excellence in research by nurses, education for nurses and collaboration of nurses.
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Biennial report 2018
Congress poster 2018

EULAR Physical Activity and Exercise therapy Study Group

There is convincing evidence that Physical Activity and Individualized exercise improves symptoms and functioning, cardiovascular health and even disease activity. Yet these non-pharmacological treatment strategies are poorly implemented. This Study Group is focusing on all aspects of making Physical Activity and Exercise happen.
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Biennial report 2018
Congress poster 2018

EULAR Foot and Ankle Study Group

The purpose of this group is to encourage wider communication within the EULAR family for HPRs with an interest in foot and ankle care and to encourage greater participation during the annual EULAR Congress.
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Biennial report 2018
Congress poster 2018

EULAR Patient Education Study Group (STOPE)

The overarching aims of STOPE are to (i) promote excellence in patient education research (ii) disseminate research evidence (iii) support implementation of EULAR recommendations that have a patient education approach and (iv) promote collaboration among professionals and patients interested in patient education across Europe.
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Biennial report 2019
Congress poster 2018

Related information

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