EULAR Council 2019-2021


Prof. Iain McInnes

Past President 
Prof. Johannes W.J. Bijlsma

Prof. Annamaria Iagnocco

Dr. Daniel Aletaha

Executive Director EULAR Secretariat 
Dr. Julia Rautenstrauch


Members of the Chairmanship of each Committee

  • Advocacy Committee*
  • Congress Committee*
  • Education Committee*
  • Quality of Care Committee*
  • Research Committee*


  • EULAR HPR Committee
    Prof. Thea Vliet Vlieland, Vice President
    Dr. Ricardo Ferreira, Chair
    Dr. Rikke Helene Moe, Past Chair
  • EULAR PARE Committee
    Mr. Dieter Wiek, Vice President
    Dr. Elsa Mateus, Chair
    Ms Souzi Makri, Chair-Elect
  • EULAR EMEUNET Committee
    Felice Rivellese, Chair
    Kim Lauper, Chair-Elect
  • PReS Committee
    Prof. Angelo Ravell, Chair
    Prof. Michael Beresford, Chair-Elect
  • Scientific Societies
    Zoltan Szekanecz, Vice President 


Liaison Officer to Brussels
Prof. Gerd Rüdiger Burmester

Liaison Officer to EMA
Prof. Margreet Kloppenburg

Liaison Officer to ACR
Prof. Ronald van Vollenhoven

Congress Abstract Lead
Prof. Hendrik Schulze-Koops

Congress Scientific Lead
Prof.Loreto Carmona

Editor-in-Chief of the ARD
Josef Smolen 

Editor-in-Chief of RMDOpen
Bernard Combe



FOREUM Liaison Officer
Prof. Paul Emery

UEMS Liaison Office
Dr. Jean Dudler

Stratetic Advisor Advocacy
Mr Neil Betteridge

*To be confirmed

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