World Arthritis Day 2022: What is your #RheumaPainPoint?

EULAR's WAD 2022 campaign is focused on understanding the issues the diverse audiences have in the field of rheumatology, such as a shrinking medical workforce, long waiting times for appointments, or lacking understanding of RMDs among governmental decision-makers. Better understanding these 'pain points' will allow us to better address them both at a national and international level, which is EULAR's key goal. 

Now Closed: EULAR COVID-19 Registry for rheumatologists and other clinicians

The EULAR COVID-19 Registry closed on the last day of the EULAR 2022 Congress. Since March 2020, the EULAR/Global Rheumatology Alliance partnership has facilitated the collection of 12,861 COVID-19 cases in the EULAR Registry, and over 22,000 in total across global provider registries. The information collected has informed clinical practice and the development of new recommendations. 


EULAR would like to sincerely thank all the rheumatologists, physicians, epidemiologists, healthcare professionals, national societies, and patients who contributed to and supported this important initiative. 

EULAR Press Releases

The latest:

  • EULAR Increases its Support to Improve Research Methods and Processes

  • EULAR 2022: 10 Years of Initiative: Analysis of the EMEUNET Mentoring Programme

  • NEW: EULAR Publication on Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in People with Rheumatic Disease

EULAR 2022: Patient Involvement and Empowerment: Coping with Rheumatic Diseases

Projects benefit from inclusion of the patient voice

Having a rheumatic and musculoskeletal Disease (RMD) has an impact on daily activities, work, relationships, and quality of life. Patients may also feel a sense of invalidation. EULAR – The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology – has made efforts to raise awareness for the burden imposed by RMDs and promote the best quality of care, including recognition and psychosocial support. However, it is unclear how frequent and severe the problem remains nowadays. Several groups presenting findings at the 2022 EULAR Congress on patient empowerment and research aimed at helping people cope with living with an RMD.

Our Sincerest Condolences

Heinz Marchesi          
28 March 1952 – 19 July 2022          
EULAR Executive Director 2007-2017



It is with deep sadness that we bid farewell to our former Executive Director Heinz Marchesi, who worked to shape the fortunes of EULAR for more than a decade. During his term in office, he was involved in the development and implementation process of two sequential strategic plans, spanning 2007-2017. As such, he was part of a remarkable phase in the development of EULAR as an organisation as it sought an ever greater improvement in the lives of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

EULAR 75th Anniversary Timeline

To mark its 75th Anniversary, EULAR has documented its history and contribution to rheumatology in an anniversary timeline. Click on the link below - this will lead you to an interactive timeline where you can scroll through the different stages of EULAR's journey to date using the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen.

EULAR Announces Measures to Support Ukraine

EULAR has taken a series of decisions in view of Russia’s government attack on Ukraine

The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology, EULAR, strongly dissents Russia’s government attack on Ukraine, in violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, and the welfare of its residents. As hospitals are being attacked and access to medical aid is interrupted, EULAR wants to respond to this humanitarian crisis and particularly support the Ukrainian people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs), who need urgent treatment and assistance.

EULAR is looking for the next Executive Director!

EULAR is looking for a committed personality to succeed the current holder of the position as Executive Director, and continue to support and shape EULAR in its aims to reduce the imapct of RMDs on the individual and society. 


Please send your CV, reference letters and letter of motivation in one file to

EULAR Recommendations

Read the latest:

  • EULAR points to consider for the management of difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis
  • EULAR points to consider for conducting clinical trials and observational studies in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis
EULAR Monthly Newsletter
EULAR Research Centre
EULAR School of Rheumatology
EULAR PARE – People with Arthritis and Rheumatism
EULAR HPR – Health Professionals in Rheumatology
EULAR EMEUNET – Emerging EULAR Network
EULAR PAED – Paediatric Rheumatology

EULAR Calendar

02. October 2022

17th Mediterranean Rheumatology Symposium & Basic Ultrasound Course
Antalya, Turkey Go to Website


05. October 2022

13th European Lupus Meeting 2022
Stockholm Go to Website


06. October 2022

8th Qatar Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course (QMUSC)
Doha, Qatar Go to Website


07. October 2022

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology-ERA Intermediate level Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course
Dubai, UAE Go to Website


12. October 2022

ESID 2022: 20th Biennial Meeting of The European Society for Immunodeficiencies
Gothenburg, Sweden + Online Go to Website


12. October 2022

World Arthritis Day Go to Website


13. October 2022

4th EUVAS Vasculitis Course
Florence, Italy Go to Website


20. October 2022

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology - Basic course
Rome, Italy Go to Website


27. October 2022

Musculoskeletal Sonography course for Rheumatologists- Basic and Intermediate Level, Zagreb 2023
Zagreb, Croatia Go to Website


01. December 2022

8th Musculoskeletal Sonography  Course for Rheumatologists - Basic and Intermediate Levels
Athens, Greece Go to Website


See the full calendar

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