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Join the FREE WORD Day 2021 Round Table Webinar Series!

In line with our initiative to spread the word about early diagnosis and referrals to paediatric rheumatology experts, our committee has organised an exciting platform for patients, parents and family members affected by paediatric rheumatic diseases to connect virtually.


Part 1: Ask the experts: Living with a juvenile rheumatic disease
Date and time: Thursday 18th March, 19.00 CET

Our paediatric rheumatology experts will gather to address pressing questions on key symptomatic red flags, diagnosis, treatment options, and daily practices and rituals to lead a long and healthy life with a rheumatic disease.

Remember to submit your questions during the registration process to lead the discussion!

Facilitators: Eve Smith and Veerle Buys

Speakers include Veerle Buys and:

Part 2: Spotlight on parents of/and young patients with rheumatic diseases
Date and time: Saturday 20th March, 18.00 CET

Our patients and their parents take center stage during this round-table webinar, which aims to highlight the challenges and experiences that our young patients face daily. We gather in the hopes that by spotlighting major issues faced, that we can mould future treatment options and trials for the betterment in our children's quality of life.

Remember to submit your questions during the registration process to lead the discussion!

Facilitators: Wendy Costello and Sammy Ainsworth

Speakers include Luc Angevare and:


Can't attend? Here are other ways to show your support:

Organize an activity in your clinic and submit it to the WORD Day World Map

Please reach out to us if you would like to organise your own WORD Day event and we will support you every step of the way.

If you already have an activity in place, please submit it to the WORD Day Map, so others can find out what's taking place in their community.
Spread the word online or attend a small gathering

We are aware that many are unable to attend a physical activity.

Find out how you can join in on the fun from the comfort of your own home! Remember to update your profile with the WORD Day frame and share awareness posts with your online community!
Share your story with us via email/social media
A day in the life of living with a juvenile rheumatic disease
Being clinically vulnerable to the virus has been an isolating and lonely experience for many of our young RM patients. Sharing your story is a powerful way of giving children with rheumatic diseases a voice. 

Videos and written stories can be sent to: or published across the Word Day Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok accounts!
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