EULAR Awards: Honorary members

As a mark of distinction, the Board may elect as Honorary Members natural persons who have rendered outstanding service in accomplishing the objectives of EULAR. Over the years EULAR has bestowed honorary memberships to many personalities.

These are the individuals who have rendered outstanding service in accomplishing the objectives of EULAR


Prof. Leonard Calabrese, United States
Prof. Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Japan
Prof. Ulf Müller-Ladner, Germany
Prof. Laure Gossec, France
Prof. Xavier Mariette, France
Ms Nele Caeyers, Belgium



Prof. Eric Matteson, United States
Prof. Lai-Shan Tam, China
Prof. Désirée van der Heijde, Netherlands
Prof. Ruxandra Ionescu, Romania
Dr. Lene Terslev, Denmark
Prof. Annette de Thurah, Denmark


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