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News of November 2017
Stene Prize: 'Loves me, loves me not...'
Read the story of Triin Pobbol about living with polyarthritis in Estonia.
What's on? Check out the EULAR Calendar!
To find out what's on in the world of rheumatology, take a look at the EULAR Calendar! From EULAR School of Rheumatology Courses, including EULAR Endorsed Courses through to external events in the world of rheumatology, take a look and mark your diary today!
Take knowledge to your community with the EULAR Postgraduate Course!
Read Dr. Pandey's testimonial of how the EULAR Postgraduate Course in Belgrade, Serbia, is helping him to apply state of the art knowledge in science to his community of patients in India.
Happy Birthday EULAR from Professor Emery!
EULAR Past President Professor Paul Emery speaks about the positive developments within EULAR in recent years as he wishes the association a happy 70th birthday.
News of October 2017
EULAR School of Rheumatology: Course on Immunology
This course is offered every second year only. In 2018, it will take place in April in Lisbon, Portugal.
Sign up now for the EULAR Course on Immunology!
EULAR Educational Brochure - one book, all courses!
Check out the EULAR Educational Brochure: Make a contribution to your knowledge in rheumatology and to the lives of millions of people living with RMDs by choosing to participate in a EULAR Course.
NEW: EULAR RheumaMap summary
Got five minutes? Then invest your time in reading the EULAR RheumaMap summary, a four-page document designed to present the key facts and figures regarding the research roadmap to audiences, everywhere.
Looking back at EULAR 2017: Prof Gerd Burmester
Re-live the opening of the EULAR 2017 Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017, which started with a welcome from Professor Gerd Burmester.
EULAR Course on health economics
Register now for the EULAR Course on health economics! Health economics covers an important part of the assessment of the burden of disease. It has become an essential discipline to estimate the benefits and costs of health care interventions, and to explore how therapeutic innovations can be made available to physicians and patients.
Save the Date! EULAR Postgrad Course 2018
The EULAR Postgraduate Course in 2017 welcomed 93 participants from 34 countries to take part in the event held in Belgrade, Serbia. The 2018 Postrgraduate Course will take place 1-3 October, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary - save the date in your agenda today!
E-Breakthrough: Don’t Delay, Connect Today
In case you have not heard about EULAR’s important new campaign, don’t hesitate to find out more: Connect Today! The importance of early diagnosis of a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease (RMD) cannot be over-stated. To avoid permanent damage, it is so important to start treatment as soon as possible.
EULAR Exclusive Interview: Professor Askling
Watch Professor Askling present at the EULAR Congress 2017, 'New data suggest no increased cancer risk for RA patients prescribed biological DMARDs'
Livestream: Watch #EULARBrussels2017!
The full livestream of the EULAR Brussels conference 2017 is now available. Watch debates, discussions, presentations and recommendations from the science, health professional and patient perspectives, as well as from the EU political angle, including a speech by a Member of the European Parliament.
Stene Prize: Meet the other essayists
Read the stories from Ludomila, Charlotte, Marjukka and Evdokia about living with a rheumatic disease in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland and in Greece.
Press release: Investment beyond 2020
EULAR has called on the European Commission to maintain the EU’s position as global leader in health research. This includes continuing investment in research and developing a forward-looking agenda beyond the current research framework programme, Horizon 2020.
Dieter Wiek welcomes you to join EULAR in Brussels over livestream on 17 October 2017 to discuss the topic:
The future of research and innovation after Horizon 2020. Do we need a novel approach?
Follow #EULARBrussels2017 on Twitter and have your say!
EULAR Exclusive Interview: Professor Piet Geusens
Watch the video interview of Prof. Geusens speakin on "New class of drug significantly reduces spine fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis", which he presented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
EULAR Exclusive Interview: Dr. Goulenok
Watch the video interview of Dr. Goulenok speaking on "Nurses crucial in improving uptake of life-saving vaccine in rheumatic patients", which she presented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
EULAR voice on RMDs in Brussels
As secretariat of the European Parliament Interest Group on RMDs, EULAR co-organised the meeting 'Improving Access to Medicines for European Citizens' on 11 October in Brussels, Belgium.
One day you wake up and your life is different. In what way?
Read Maria Batziou's story about living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Greece.
Apply Now: EULAR HPR research grant
Every year EULAR funds one health professional research project in the field of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) that is in line with the mission, objectives and goals of EULAR. Projects will be funded up to a maximum of EUR 30,000. Application is now open!
Read Yasmin Hrusch's story about living with scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis in Germany.
Welcome to the EULAR Quarterly Newsletter!
EULAR welcomes you to the autumn! Get ready for key October events and catch up with all the latest news and activities from the world of rheumatology and find out how you can get involved in activities and research that makes a difference to the lives of millions, everywhere.
EULAR Quiz in October!
Will you win a Swiss Caran D'Ache pen in August? Take the EULAR 70th Anniversary quiz and see!
EULAR Exclusive Interview: Dr. Karim Sacre
Watch the video interview of Dr. Sacre speaking on 'New blood test detects stroke and heart attack risk in lupus patients', which he presented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
Voice of change: Celebrating advocacy at EULAR
EULAR Liaison Officer International Organisations, Mr. Neil Betteridge, celebrates EULAR's 70th Anniversary and highlights the many opportunities that the association has given rise to in the field of advocacy - an area without which rheumatology would not have a voice for change.
News of September 2017
Meet the new Editor-in-Chief of ARD, Josef Smolen
Professor Josef Smolen took up the role of Editor-in-Chief of the EULAR Journal, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) in the summer of 2017. Watch the video interview with Professor Smolen as he speaks about his new role and the significance of the ARD journal in the world of rheumatology.
EULAR press interview: Dr. Dreyer
Watch the video of Dr. Dreyer speaking on biological DMARD guidelines and how these may reduce the need for knee and hip replacements in rheumatoid arthritis, which she presented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
EULAR call for campaign applications!
EULAR will award facilitation awards to support national implementation of the EULAR Campaign, ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’. Read more by clicking the link below to find out how your organisation can take part and promote the message of early diagnosis and access to care in your country.
Second EULAR EMEUNET Journal Club in 2017!
The second EULAR-EMEUNET Journal Club will be on 4th October 2017 at 8:30PM GMT / 9:30pm CET (duration 1 hour). Article: “Long-term dietary quality and risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women” by Hu. et al., published in the EULAR Journal, ARD.
Stene Prize Story
Babysteps: Read Ulrika Östberg's story about living with a rheumatic disease in Sweden.
Managing rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases — past, present and future
EULAR Executive Members Professors Burmester, Bijlsma, Cutolo and McInnes have written a paper, Managing rheumatic and
musculoskeletal diseases — past, present and future, which has been published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology (nature.com).
EULAR Press Interview: Dr. Karim Sacre
Watch the video interview of Dr. Karim Sacre speaking on why traditional risk factors, such as the ‘Framingham score’, typically underestimate the risk of cardiovascular disease in lupus patients. Presented at the EULAR Congress 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
EULAR Online Courses September 2017 start!
Design your own e-learning schedule at EULAR! The EULAR Online Courses are open for registration in September, closing November. Once registered, and depending on the online course of your choice, you have between one to three years to complete the modules. E-learning at your fingertips - any time, any where! Sign up today!
Sign-up for the EULAR Postgraduate Course!
The EULAR Postgraduate Course will take place on 22 - 25 October, 2017, in Belgrade, Serbia.
Find out more and sign up today!
Your opinion counts at EULAR!
Renu Saigal has shared his experience of the EULAR App. On 7 September he wrote:
"What an app! Too pleased to see and use it. Whole rheumatology in your hand! Kindly continue this noble educating task forever. Beneficial for my patients.
EULAR 70th Anniversary: Mr. Marios Kouloumas
Mr. Marios Koloumas, EULAR Past Vice President representing PARE, celebrates EULAR's 70th Anniversary year and how the association has brought the voice of those living with RMDs to the attention of society at large across Europe - and beyond.
The power of words
Read Ludmila Tomášková's story about living with an RMD in the Czech Republic.
News of August 2017
EULAR Exclusive Interview: Professor Philip Conaghan
Watch the video interview of Professor Philip Conaghan speaking on why many patients with PsAs on currently available biologic therapies, including anti-TNF drugs, continue to experience moderate or severe pain. Recorded at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
Mens sana in corpore non sano
Read Philippe Wanufel's story about living with rheumatoid arthritis in Belgium.
Working with a rheumatic disease- my everyday life
Read Peter Andre Jensen's Story about living with rheumatoid arthritis in Norway.
EULAR Exclusive Interview: Dr. Kristensen on comorbidities in psoriatic arthritis
Watch the video of Dr. Lars Erik Kristensen speaking on the most common comorbidities in psoriatic arthritis, recorded at the EULAR Annual Congress of Rheumatology in 2017.
ARD: Contraceptive pill linked to lowered risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Taking the contraceptive pill, particularly for seven or more consecutive years, is linked to a lowered risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, finds research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD).
Register now! EULAR Online Courses 2017
EULAR Online Courses kick off in September 2017. A total of six courses are available - read more and take advantage of this e-learning opportunity in 2017!
Second EULAR EMEUNET Journal Club in 2017!
Join for the second EULAR EMEUNET Journal Club on 4 October 2017 at 8.30pm GMT / 21.30 hrs CET!
On aliens, records and pipe smoke
Read Maiken Brathe's Story about living with Polyarthritis in Germany.
EULAR Exclusive interview: Professor Seror and Professor Akar
Watch the video interview of Professor Seror and Professor Akar speaking on how the new study shows a link between passive smoking in childhood and Rheumatoid Arthritis, which they presented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
EULAR Exclusive interview: Professor Mease and Professor Deodhar
Watch the video interview of Professor Mease and Professor Deodhar speaking on New effective treatments for psoriatic arthritis patients, which they represented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
Overcoming the challenges of getting around with a musculoskeletal disease
Read Margarida Espanha's Story and her tips and advice about living with Osteoarthritis.
EULAR Young PARE Member on the 70th Anniversary
Simon Stones, EULAR Young PARE member, speaks about EULAR's 70th Anniversary. Go to the EULAR Video Archive to watch the video.
News of July 2017
EULAR Exclusive interview: Professor Cécile Gaujoux-Viala
Watch the video interview of Professor Cécile Gaujoux-Viala speaking on Excess risk of CV events in RA patients decreased, which she represented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
EULAR Exclusive interview: Professor Raphaèle Seror
Watch the video interview of Professor Raphaèle Seror speaking on the topic of the effects of passive smoking on children and the increased risk of their developing rheumatoid arthritis through this, which she represented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
e-Breakthrough Special Issue - Madrid 2017
Read the e-Breakthrough July 2017 from the 18th EULAR Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017, which took place in Madrid.
EULAR interview with Professor Servet Akar
Watch the video interview of Professor Servet Akar speaking on smoking and ankylosing spondylitis, which she presented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
EULAR Interview: Professor Cécile Gaujoux-Viala
Watch EULAR's video interview with Professor Cécile Gaujoux-Viala, who speaks on the topic of possible explanations for a reduction in CV risk in RA patients, researched since the start of the 21st Century; presented at the EULAR Congress in Madrid, Spain, June 2017.
Stene Prize competition 2018
"My personal champion - supporting my everday life with a rheumatic and musculoskelatal disease (RMD)"
The topic for the 2018 competition has been announced - read more on the EULAR Stene Prize page.
EULAR Quarterly Newsletter July 2017
Get up to date on all the latest EULAR activities that have taken place over the last three months. From the EULAR congress in Madrid, Spain, in June to the launch of the EULAR School of Rheumtology, as well as the EULAR Campaign 'Don't Delay, Connect Today!' and a new Editor for its journal, the ARD, EULAR has had a busy set of months that are of benefit to all!
Breakthrough Newsletter 2017: Consolidating for the future
The EULAR Breakthrough Newsletter 2017 is now available on the EULAR website.
EULAR School of Rheumatology Launch A 'Benefit to Humanity'
New ‘one roof structure’ for EULAR educational offerings, services and products gives international rheumatology community access to cutting-edge continued professional development.
Interview of Prof. Lories available on MedTech Week website!
On the move: science has transformed arthritis and rheumatism care – what’s next?
The 70 years since the foundation of EULAR – the European League Against Rheumatism – have witnessed major advances in how we manage arthritis and rheumatism.
New Editor for Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
BMJ, a leading healthcare knowledge provider, is pleased to announce Josef Smolen as the new editor of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD).
ARD is the top ranked journal in the field of rheumatology with an impact factor of 12.811.
News of June 2017
EULAR contributes 70 years to the field of RMDs
EULAR has released a press release to international media circles in celebration of its 70th anniversary.
Read the text and comments from EULAR President Prof. Gerd Burmester and President-elect Prof. Johannes Bijlsma.
EULAR Campaign: Don't Delay, Connect Today
The EULAR Campaign, Don't Delay, Connect Today, encompasses the three pillars of the association, scientific, health professionals and patient organisations. It was launched in Madrid, Spain, in mid-June.
Find information toolkits on the dedicated webpage, watch the video and get involved!
Professor McInnes wishes EULAR a happy 70th birthday
EULAR Treasurer Professor Iain McInnes wishes EULAR a very happy birthday on turning 70.
EULAR launches 'RheumaMap’ in EU Parliament in Brussels
In a meeting of the Interest Group on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs), the “Research Roadmap to transform the lives of people with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases” was launched in the European Parliament.
News of May 2017
Happy birthday EULAR from Professor Fonseca
Professor João Fonseca, EULAR Scientific Chair, celebrates 70 years of the association and its contribution to the scientific community.
Join the EULAR Annual Congress in June, Madrid
The EULAR Annual Congress will take place in June in Madrid between 14-17 June, 2017. The scientific programme is now available online.
Check out the congress website to find out more about this key annual event in the international rheumatology calendar!
Ten facts about RMDs
Did you know that RMDs are among the most prevalent diseases and that there are many myths and misconceptions about arthritis?
Read more on the EULAR factsheet.
EULAR-EMEUNET JC Article announced
This collaborative project is launching soon with our first online Twitter Journal Club which will take place on:
24th May 2017 at 8pm GMT/ 9pm CET. Found out more about which article will be discussed by clicking on the link below.
Participate now in the EULAR May Quiz!
Will you win a Swiss brand Caran d'Ache pen in May?
Take part in the monthly EULAR quiz which run throughout 2017 to mark the 70th anniversary year of EULAR.
News of April 2017
Take the EULAR June quiz and win!
Will you win a Swiss brand Caran d'Ache pen in June?
Take the EULAR quiz in April and test your knowledge on EULAR's public affairs activities.
EULAR Quarterly Newsletter
EULAR has released a quarterly newsletter. Find out more about activities at EULAR since the beginning of year as the association celebrates its milestone 70th Anniversary.
News of March 2017
Join the EULAR-EMEUNET Journal Club!
EULAR and EMEUNET will hold a first Journal Club meeting on 24 May 2017 at 8pm GMT / 2100 hrs CET.
This new educational initiative is hosted by EMEUNET and EULAR - come along and join the club!
True life story with Lupus
Claudine Goyens from Belgium was diagnosed with lupus - this has given her the ability to manage her life to the full.
EULAR Immunology course: 2018
Sign up for the 2nd EULAR Immunology course, 6-7 April 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal!
This is a selective course, with competitive admission, for young rheumatologists and rheumatology researchers with a confirmed interest in immunology.
Stene Prize Award 2017
The Stene Prize 2017 has been awarded to Stefanie Hulst from the Netherlands. Read her story, 'Diagnosis from the perspective of a child', as well as the essays from second and third prize winners from Denmark and Hungary, respectively.
EULAR: New RMD Description
EULAR has a new description of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) - download for immediate use!
Do you qualify for an education bursary in 2017?
A substantial number of bursaries will be awarded in 2017 for different events and EULAR courses to people who would otherwise not be able to attend the event in question. The amount granted by EULAR each year is in the region of Euros 200,000.
Call for proposals: ACR and EULAR
The ACR and EULAR are accepting proposals for new collaborative projects in the areas of classification and response criteria. A Declaration of Interest, project outline, disclosure, and CV must be submitted via email by May 3. Funding for projects becomes available in July 2018.
News of February 2017
EULAR at Portuguese Parliament
EULAR will today bring the topic of RMDs to the attention of Portuguese politicians and media at a roundtable discussion in Lisbon.
Follow the day on the EULAR Facebook and Twitter channels:
New RMD description
EULAR has a new description of rheumatic and musculoskeleatal diseases.
Click on the link below to download the description - for use with immediate effect!
PARE Conference 2017: Watch the Live Stream!
Join the PARE Conference 2017 in Lisbon Portugal via Live Stream!
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the PARE Conference system. Filled with keynote addresses and workshops, the event, held between 23-26 February, offers the opportunity for discussion, debate and a time to look to the future - together.
(Note that viewers in Germany will need to use the separate, Germany-only live stream provided)
Meet the Stene Prize 2017 Jury
Every year, the Stene Prize is awarded to the person with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease (RMD) who submits the best essay describing his or her individual experience of living with their condition.
The annual award of the Stene Prize will take place in March 2017.
Now it's time to meet the jury!
Health Professional Session Proposal Amsterdam 2018
The EULAR Health Professionals (HP) Program Planning Committee seeks proposals for HP sessions for the Annual European Congress EULAR 2018 in Amsterdam that will be interesting and relevant to the HP community in Europe. Submission deadline 31 March 2017
"EULAR is ageing well!"
"Like a good wine, EULAR is ageing well!"
EULAR Past President Professor
Maurizio Cutolo wishes EULAR a happy 70th birthday.
Professor Iagnocco on EULAR turning 70
To celebrate its 70th year, EULAR Chair of Education and Training Professor Annamaria Iagnocco speaks about the association's work in supporting the development of the area of rheumatology to 2017.
EULAR Centres of Excellence 2017-2022
The annual call for Centre of Excellence awards is open. Want your centre to become a member of the register of the top research centres in European rheumatology? Send your application until 31 March 2017.
News of January 2017
EULAR Congress Abstract Submission Ends 31.01.2017
Last calls are now out for Abstract Submission for the EULAR Congress 2017, to be held 14th-17th June in Madrid.
Note: Abstracts can only be submitted online via the online abstract submission system.
Find out more on the Abstract webpage.
EULAR Imaging Course: Join us in Lisbon!
For Rheumatology trainees and Rheumatologists, this is a comprehensive new course on conventional radiography, magnetic resonance (MR), computerized tomography (CT) and ultrasonography (US).
Join us in Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 March to 1 April, 2017
2017 Breakthrough for PARE
Read the latest e-newsletter from the EULAR patient network, PARE.
Published three times a year, Breakthrough carries reports on social and political activities by the patient networks across Europe.
EULAR Online Education: Watch the testimonial here!
Find out in our Education section how you can shape your professional future: Watch the video testimonial and browse the EULAR online course section
70 years fighting Rheumatic Diseases – with success
Professor Johannes Bijlsma, EULAR President elect, celebrates 70 years of EULAR: "Thirty years ago I saw wheelchairs everywhere in the department I worked in - today, I see none". Watch the video and find out how EULAR has contributed to this ground-breaking change for society at large.
Take the EULAR 70th anniversary quiz and win!
To celebrate 70 years, EULAR invites you to take part in its monthly quiz during 2017, which offers monthly prizes.
Open to all - no specialist knowledge necessary!
EULAR Professors and Rob Spence (Australian/Swiss comedian) to animate attendees of new EULAR Teaching Seminar during EULAR 70th Anniversary Year!
"It is our aim to train future leaders by enabling them to engage learners more effectively and share our new EULAR teaching style and spirit"
28-29 April in Prague, CZ
This seminar is free of cost - incl. one night accommodation and all meals
Limited to 50 attendees
News of December 2016
Celebrating 70 years in 2017: EULAR President looks to the future
In a video address, Professor Gerd Burmester, EULAR President, looks to 2017 - the year in which celebrations will take place to mark the 70th anniversary of EULAR's work in providing and facilitating high quality educational offering for physicians, health professionals in rheumatology and people with rheumatic and musculoskelatal diseases.
News of October 2016
Latest e-Breakthrough is out!
Read all latest news from EULAR Standing Committe of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe, in the World Arthritis Day editon.
The Future is in your hands - WAD2016
To celebrate WAD2016, EULAR has launched ‘The Future in your Hands’ – a social media campaign thorough #WADStory asking people to share their stories about how they have taken action to live their life to the fullest with a RMD. Watch the final results.
EULAR calls for ambitious EU health and safety legislation by the end of 2016
A key concern voiced at #EULARbrussels2016 on the occasion of WAD in Brussels was that lower working standards in order to cut `red tape´ could be counterproductive and further increase the already huge burden of rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions in the workplace.
Apply now for a EULAR HP research grant
Every year EULAR funds one health professional (HP) research project in the field of RMDs that is in line with the mission, objectives and goals of EULAR. Projects will be funded up to a maximum of EUR 30,000.
News of September 2016
WHO recognises the importance of promoting musculoskeletal health
WHO Europe recognises the importance of promoting musculoskeletal health to prevent and treat the greatest cause of disability in Europe. Support the Call for Action and sign our e-petition.
Get ready for EULAR Congress 2017
Check out all information you need to attend our next congress 14-17 June in Madrid, Spain. #EULAR2017 registration and abstract submission start on 1 October.
EULAR Case Study
How effective is the involvement of patients at medical meetings? Learn the EULAR case study written by our EULAR Liaison Officer International Organisations, Neil Betteridge.
News of August 2016
Check the new EULAR Ultrasound Scanning app
A new comprehensive digital technical manual of image acquisition in rheumatologic ultrasound. This illustrated portable tool displays the procedures for ultrasound assessment of the principal joint areas and other anatomic regions.
News of July 2016
Stene Prize competition 2017 in now on!
"Early diagnosis and access to care in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) - the ideal world and the reality - my personal story" is the new theme of our Stene Prize 2017 competition. If you would like to send your essay, please read carefully the instrucctions. Deadline is 31 December 2016.
New EULAR recommendations now available
EULAR revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia are now published. Check this revised report and learn the conclusions from a working group of 18 members from 12 European countries.
News of June 2016
Welcome to the EULAR School of Rheumatology
EULAR is proud to introduce the EULAR School of Rheumatology. From January 2017, all EULAR education offers under a new roof. Pre-register and request further
information to learn all benefits and details
News of April 2016
Welcome to the EULAR Outcomes Measures Library!
This website aims to be a comprehensive database of validated patient-reported instruments (indices, questionnaires, scales, or others) used in rheumatology.
Join the EULAR Postgraduate Course in Prague
The 17th EULAR Postgraduate Course will take place in Prague, 23 - 26 October 2016. Register and apply for a bursary before 14 September.
News of January 2016
Learn all about EULAR lay recommendations
EULAR now provides lay summaries of all recommendations, in English, and calls on all interested organisations to disseminate them and encourage the translation of these lay versions on their own language.