EULAR Research Committee

The EULAR Research Committee serves as the focal point for rheumatology research in Europe and is the conduit for international research collaborations and interactions with the larger rheumatology research community around the world. 

The committee does this by setting research priorities in the field of RMDs, promoting and facilitating research in rheumatology, and coordinating of the work of the Sub-Committees (basic and translational research, clinical research, public health and epidemiology).

Research Committee By-Laws

Chair: Prof. Dirk Elewaut, Belgium
Chair-elect: Prof. Ronald van Vollenhoven, Netherlands
Sub-committee Chairs: Prof. Rik Lories, Dr. Anna Molto, Prof. Andrew Cope
Advisors: Prof. Iain McInnes, Prof. Daniel Aletaha


Committee members

Peter Böhm, Germany
Nina Brodin, Sweden
Ertugrul Cagri Bolek, Turkey
Yannick Degboé, France
Ursula Fearon, Ireland
Dirk Foell, Germany
Roberto Giacomelli, Italy
László Kovács, Hungary
Gary Macfarlane, United Kingdom
Pedro Machado, United Kingdom
Caroline Ospelt, Switzerland
Thomas Pap, Germany
Felice Rivellese, United Kingdom
Ladislav Senolt, Czech Republic
Tanja Stamm, Austria
Anja Strangfeld, Germany
Thijs Swinnen, Belgium
Sander Tas, Netherlands
Ana Vieira, Portugal
Maarten de Wit, Netherlands

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