EULAR Education Committee

The Education Committee formulates and promotes education and training opportunities in rheumatology by developing tailored materials and courses, by deploying innovative learning approaches, by facilitating broad access to these educational offers, and by fostering and contributing to the harmonization of educational standards in rheumatology across Europe.The committee coordinates the work of the Sub-Committees (online courses, live courses, training/CME).

Education Committee By-Laws

Educational Sub-Committee Regulations

Live Courses Sub-Committee Regulations

Online Courses Sub-Committee  Regulations

Training CME Sub-Committee Regulations

Chair: Prof. Christopher Edwards, United Kingdom
Past Chair: Prof. Frank Buttgereit, Germany
Sub-committee Chairs: Dr. Xenofon Baraliakos, Dr. Espen Haavardsholm, Dr. Christopher Edwards
Advisors: Prof. Annamaria Iagnocco, Prof. Maurizio Cutolo 



Abhishek Abhishek, United Kingdom
Jordi Anton, Spain
Martin Aringer, Germany
Andrea Ascencao Marques, Portugal
Peter Balint, Hungary
Kaushik Chaudhuri, United Kingdom
Christian Dejaco, Italy
Roberto Felice Caporali, Italy
Benoit Le Goff, France
Norelee Kennedy, Ireland
Tue Kragstrup, Denmark
Aurelie Najm, France 
Sarah Ohrndorf, Germany
Ivan Padjen, Croatia
Wilfred Peter, Netherlands
Vappu Rantalaiho, Finland
Simona Rednic, Romania
Wolfgang Schmidt, Germany
Dimitrios Vassilopoulos, Greece
Dieter Wiek, Germany
Codruta Zabalan, Romania


Education Sub-Committee Live Courses 

Sub-committee chair: Espen Haavardsholm
Alessia Alunno, Italy
Xenofon Baraliakos, Germany
Katerina Chatzidionysiou, Sweden
Maurizio Cutolo, Italy
Maria-Antonietta d'Agostino, Italy
Christian Dejaco, Austria
Joao Dias, Portugal
Brunno Fautrel, France
Andrew Filer, United Kingdom
Francis Guillemin, France
Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy
Pedro Machado, United Kingdom
Peter Mandl, Austria
Silvia Manzoni, Italy
Andrea Marques, Portugal
Aurelie Najm, United Kingdom
Karin Niederman
Elena Nikiphorou, United Kingdom
Sofia Ramiro, Netherlands
Wolfgang Schmidt, Germany
Vanessa Smith, Belgium
Lene Terslev, Denmark 
Hans Ulrich-Scherer, Netherlands
Maria Truchetet, France


Education Sub-Committee Online Courses

Sub-committee chair(s): Xenofon Baraliakos
Consultant(s): Catherine Haines, Eric Hachulla
Alessia Alunno, Italy
Cosimo Bruni, Italy
Frank Buttgereit, Germany
Ricard Cevera Italy
Marco Cimmino Italy
Maurizio Cutolo, Italy
Christian Dejaco, Austria
Torsten Diekhoff, Germany
Antonios Fanouriakis, Greece
Meryem Farhal, France
Daniel Glinatsi, Denmark
Stacey Grealis, Ireland
Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy
Keegan Knittle, Sweden
Martin Krusche, Germany
Frederic Liote, France
Alberto Martini, Italy
Elsa Mateous, Portugal
Carina Mihai, Switzerland
Aurelie Najm, United Kingdom
Elena Nikiphorou, United Kingdom
Terry O'Neil, United Kingdom
Wilfred Peter, Netherlands
Garifallia Sakellariou, Italy
Philipp Sewerin, Germany
Vanessa Smith, Belgium
Paul Studenic, Austria
Lene Terslev, Denmark
Katerina Tsekoura, Greece
Nelly Ziade, Lebanon


Education Sub-Committee Training-CME

Sub-committee chair(s): Christopher Edwards
Alessia Alunno, Italy
Martin Aringer, Germany
Tadej Avcin, Slovenia
Xenofon Baraliakos, Germany
Roberto Caporali, Italy
Richard Conway, United Kingdom
Joao Diaz, Portugal
Eric Hachulla, France
Mette Holland-Fischer, Denmark
Martin Krusche, Germany
Jaap Laar, Netherlands
Gyorgy Nagy, Hungary
Marloes Onna, Netherlands
Carlo Perricone, Italy
Thao Pham, France
Sofia Ramiro, Portugal
Sebastien Sanges, France
Philipp Sewerin, Germany
Jose Silva, Portugal
Francisca Sivera, Spain
Dimitrios Vassilopoulos, Greece


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