The EULAR Campaign 2017 / 2018

‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ is a EULAR Campaign that, for the first time, engages all three EULAR pillars – patient organisations (PARE), health professional associations and scientific communities.

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) often receive delayed or no diagnosis.
Early diagnosis is key to preventing further damage, but RMDs often receive delayed or no diagnosis.This is often due to a lack of awareness, reducing peoples' quality of life and affecting physical abilities.

The EULAR Campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis in preventing further damage to those living with RMDs, and to encourage timely access to evidence-based treatment.

Call for applications: Facilitation awards to support national implementation of the EULAR Campaign, ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’

Key features
•    We seek to implement the campaign ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ at the national level
•    Only applications within this remit will be considered
•    A total of 10 x €5,000 awards will be made for this call.

Applicants who consider submitting a proposal should fill-in our application form and send it to Florian Klett ( Project ideas are welcome to be submitted! Closing date: 15 November 2017

Read the full call text by clicking here
Download the application form by clicking here

Campaign launch, EULAR Annual Congress 2017, Madrid, Spain

The EULAR Campaign, Don't Delay, Connect Today, was officially launched at the international level during the EULAR Annual Congress in June 2017 in Madrid, Spain. Read the press release by clicking here. To mark the occassion, a publicity stunt was held on 13 June 2017 at the Spanish Atocha Train Station in Madrid. Watch the video here:



Pre-launch at the Portuguese Parliament, Lisbon, Portugal

A pre-launch event was held at the Portuguese Parliament in February, 2017. A EULAR delegation (image) met with members of the Portuguese Parliament to discuss the urgent need to implement early diagnosis and access to care in RMDs in Portugal. Read the press release by clicking here

Related information

For more information regarding the EULAR Campaign, Don't Delay, Connect Today, go the World Arthritis Day website here

Contact: Maria Batziou

Get involved as an organisation

Help us raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis: #ConnectToday

If your organisation would like to support 'Don't Delay, Connect Today', please download the campaign toolkit explaining how you can get involved.

In the toolkit you will find:

  • An overview of the 'Don't Delay, Connect Today' campaign
  • Information on how to plan local campaign activities or events
  • Brand new artwork for your use

You can take part by organising local campaign activities or events to help raise organisations.

Toolkit download:

For patient organisations

For health professionals

For scientific societies