at Eular 2012 Berlin

The EULAR Annual European Congress of Rheumatology taking place from 6 - 9 June 2012 in Berlin. The annual  EULAR congress is a major event in the calendar of world rheumatology. As have previous congresses during the last decade, this years congress in Berlin provides a unique event for the exchange of scientific and clinical information. Of course will be present.

Visit at the EULAR village and receive:

  • Pack of musculoskeletal factsheets for each EU Member States
  • A summary report of the musculoskeletal health status in Europe
  • Patient version of standards of care booklet
  • Health care quality indicators

Then play your own part in influencing health and policy in Europe by participating in the survey which examines factors (facilitators) that help to improve delivery of health care for people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in Europe.The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to fill in and is completely anonymous.

Furthermore we are glad to report that two abstracts by Tanja Stamm and Michaela Stoffer, concerning the project have been accepted for the EULAR congress in Berlin. The abstract “Are occupational therapy interventions included in the most commonly used European clinical-practice guidelines for the management of osteoarthritis?“ is presented as a poster presentation.

The abstract “Development of userfocused standards of care for rheumatoid  arthritis” relating to the work that has been done in Vienna for workpackage 5 was presented in an oral presentation and is selected for one of the three EULAR Abstract Awards for Health Professionals.

The award ceremony takes place during the Opening Plenary Session of the Congress on Wednesday, 6 June 2012 from 18.45-20.00. The EULAR President, Professor Maxime Dougados, presents the awards.