Definition: Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (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. 

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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. 

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21. August 2019

11th Global Musculoskeletal MRI and Ultrasound Congress for Radiologists

in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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21.08.2019

25. August 2019

11th Global Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with Basic MRI Correlation Congress for Physicians & GP's

in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


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25.08.2019

28. August 2019

8th FFN Global Congress 2019

 in Oxford, UK. 


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28.08.2019

06. September 2019

AFLAR 2019: 9th African League of Associations for Rheumatology

Le Meridien Hotel, Mauritius

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06.09.2019

12. September 2019

International Genetics of Ankylosing Spondylitis Consortium, IGAS Conference

in Versailles, France.

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12.09.2019

12. September 2019

38th Annual Meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society

in Antwerp, Belgium.

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12.09.2019

03. October 2019

EULAR Scientific Endorsement of Paediatric MSK ultrasound course

in Antalya, Turkey.

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03.10.2019

03. October 2019

Intermediate Ultrasound Course

in Antalya, Turkey.

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03.10.2019

03. October 2019

5th International Symposium Intra Articular Treatment

in Lisbon, Portugal.

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03.10.2019

11. October 2019

9th Advanced Academic Rheumatology Review Course (ADARRC 2019)

in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi


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11.10.2019

12. October 2019

World Arthritis Day Read more

12.10.2019

16. October 2019

EULAR Arthritis Day Conference

in Brussels, Belgium.

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16.10.2019

18. October 2019

EULAR RODS Course

in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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18.10.2019

18. October 2019

EULAR Endorsed Imaging Course in Large Vessel Vasculitis

in Innsbruck, Austria.


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18.10.2019

19. October 2019

2nd Global Update In Joint Imaging Pathology & Orthopaedic Surgery Congresss for Healthcare Practitioners

in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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19.10.2019

25. October 2019

EULAR Scientific Endorsement of MSUS - Basic

in Cairo, Egypt.


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25.10.2019

25. October 2019

EULAR Scientific Endorsement of MSUS – Intermediate Level

in Cairo, Egypt.

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25.10.2019

12. November 2019

European Patients' Forum 2019

in Brussels, Belgium.

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12.11.2019

27. November 2019

National Congress of SIR

in Rimini, Italy.

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27.11.2019

28. November 2019

6th International Musculoskeletal and Ultra Sound Course, Basic and Intermediate

in Athens, Greece.

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28.11.2019

29. November 2019

Joint session SIR-EULAR

in Rimini, Italy.

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29.11.2019

11. March 2020

12th Global Musculoskeletal MRI & Ultrasound Congress for Radiologists

in Penang Island, Malaysia.

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11.03.2020

15. March 2020

12th Global Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with Basic MRI Correlation Congress for Physicians & General Practitioners

in Penang Island, Malaysia.

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15.03.2020

02. September 2020

Scandinavian Congress of Rheumatology

in Alesund, Norway.

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02.09.2020

01. October 2020

11th International Conference on Reproduction, Pregnancy and Rheumatic diseases

in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy.

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01.10.2020

02. October 2020

TEN Topics in Rheumatology, Madeira Lupus Clinic 2020

Madeira, Portugal

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02.10.2020

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