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NEWSLETTER 03 | 2017
Welcome to the EULAR newsletter!

EULAR welcomes you to autumn! Take part in the World Arthritis Day celebrations on 12 October, have your say at the EULAR Brussels Conference on the 17th of the same month, meet the new Editor-in-Chief of the EULAR Journal ARD or, as a member organisation, seize your chance to bring the EULAR Campaign to life at your country level – and much more!

Enjoy the read!

The EULAR Secretariat

#ConnectToday on World Arthritis Day

EULAR welcomes you to join it online at and on social media Twitter @eular_org and Facebook on 12 October to celebrate World Arthritis Day. Following the tremendous success of the launch of the EULAR Campaign in June this year, join for more fun on the day: #ConnectToday!

Find out more on:

WAD Conference

Research and innovation beyond Horizon 2020 – do we need a novel approach? Tune into the EULAR livestream from Brussels on Tuesday, 17 October, to hear the thoughts going into developing the future of RMDs across Europe, and have your say on Twitter at @eular_org!

Join the livestream here:

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. 

Apply here:

Meet the new Editor-in-Chief of ARD

Following his appointment to Editor-in-Chief of the EULAR Journal, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), Professor Josef Smolen speaks about his commitment to maintaining the journal’s top place in the world of rheumatology.

Watch the video here:

Register for EULAR 2018!

The EULAR Congress 2018 will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13-18 June, 2018. 

To find out more information and to register, go to the congress website by clicking here:

In the news: Managing rheumatic diseases

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 (

Read the article here (view-only):

Going global: EULAR Postgraduate Course, Belgrade

Over 50 people from 36 countries across Europe, as well as South Africa and India are set to take part in the EULAR Postgraduate Course between 22 and 25 October 2017. Registration is still open: EUR 700 includes full board and all lectures, workshops, and meet-the-professor lunches.

Sign up here:

Design your EULAR e-learning approach!

Start an EULAR Online Course (registration open until November) and complete within one to two years. Courses started in September, with registration open until end of November.

Sign up here today:

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).

Read the report by clicking here:

How well do you know EULAR?

Take the anniversary quiz and find out! During 2017, a set of five multiple-choice questions are posted and monthly winners awarded following a draw. This is your chance to win a EULAR 70th Anniversary Caran d’Ache pen!

Take the quiz here:

Make time for the EULAR Timeline

Established in 1947, EULAR has a rich history to celebrate this year as it turns 70. Read through the interactive timeline and find out about the milestones of the association by clicking here:


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