EULAR news archive

EULAR press releases

News of July 2017

13. Jul. 2017

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.

13. Jul. 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.

10. Jul. 2017

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!


6. Jul. 2017

Breakthrough Newsletter 2017: Consolidating for the future

The EULAR Breakthrough Newsletter 2017 is now available on the EULAR website.

6. Jul. 2017

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.

5. Jul. 2017

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.

5. Jul. 2017

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

26. Jun. 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.

22. Jun. 2017

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!

22. Jun. 2017

Professor McInnes wishes EULAR a happy 70th birthday

EULAR Treasurer Professor Iain McInnes wishes EULAR a very happy birthday on turning 70.

13. Jun. 2017

EULAR Educational Brochure - all courses!

Check out the new 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.


1. Jun. 2017

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

23. 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.

23. May. 2017

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!


12. May. 2017

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.

2. May. 2017

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.

2. May. 2017

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

4. Apr. 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.

3. Apr. 2017

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

31. Mar. 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!

28. Mar. 2017

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.

24. Mar. 2017

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.


24. Mar. 2017

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.

21. Mar. 2017

EULAR: New RMD Description

EULAR has a new description of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) - download for immediate use!

16. Mar. 2017

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.

1. Mar. 2017

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

23. Feb. 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:


22. Feb. 2017

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!




16. Feb. 2017

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)

15. Feb. 2017

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!

9. Feb. 2017

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

2. Feb. 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.



2. Feb. 2017

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.

2. Feb. 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

27. Jan. 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.

26. Jan. 2017

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

25. Jan. 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.

25. Jan. 2017

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


20. Jan. 2017

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.

11. Jan. 2017

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!

5. Jan. 2017

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

14. Dec. 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

11. Oct. 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. 

11. Oct. 2016

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. 

4. Oct. 2016

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.


3. Oct. 2016

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

21. Sep. 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.

19. Sep. 2016

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. 

19. Sep. 2016

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

15. Aug. 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

21. Jul. 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. 

21. Jul. 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

9. Jun. 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

28. Apr. 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. 

28. Apr. 2016

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.  

4. Apr. 2016

Register now for EULAR online courses 2016-2017

EULAR online courses kick off in September. A total of six courses are available for your. Read more and take advantage of this e-learning opportunity.

News of January 2016

19. Jan. 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.