Standing Committee on Paediatric Rheumatology
The mission of the Paediatric Standing Committee of EULAR is to improve the care for children with rheumatic diseases in Europe.
The Standing Committee of Paediatric Rheumatology consists of elected representatives of national societies for paediatric rheumatology. An ongoing theme is to develop the relationship between EULAR and the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS), to ensure synergy between the organisations and avoid duplication of effort.
The remit of the standing committee covers several areas in paediatric rheumatology, including the clinical care of children and young people with rheumatic disease, education and training in paediatric rheumatology and research in children and young people of relevance to rheumatic diseases across the age spectrum.
Chair: Prof. Berent Prakken, The Netherlands
Past chair: Prof. Tadej Avcin, Slovenia
The standing committee carries out its task in close co-operation with the related European paediatric rheumatology organisations such as Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO). Most of the national representatives of the standing committee are also members and/or active participants in the activities of these organisations.