Leader: Alexandre Sepriano (Portugal)

Members: Ida Haugen (Norway), Katrin Thorarinsdottir (Sweden), Jan Leipe (Germany), Javier Rodríguez-Carrio (Spain), Joanna Zalewska (Poland), Polina Putrik (Russia, The Netherlands), Yesim Ozguler (Turkey)


This subgroup has been recently included in EMEUNET to help young rheumatologists to have more access and information to interact with mentors and leading clinicians/researchers in the field of Rheumatology and to encourage the exchange of ideas between peers providing an opportunity to interact with rheumatologists with similar research interests.

Ongoing projects:

  • Collaboration with Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) to train EMEUNET members as reviewers for the journal under the supervision of senior reviewers.
  • Mentor – mentee meetings at international conferences (e.g. ACR and EULAR).  Informal meetings between EMEUNET members and experts in the field of rheumatology to discuss possible eg career plans, research options, training etc.
  • Research institute glossary to promote research collaborations between EMEUNET members and research institutes in Europe (database online in next couple of months).

Future projects:

  • Mentoring people who attend international conference for first time.