Country Liaison Activities


Promotion of EMEUNET during the national conference

Marija Bakula did a great job in promoting our network during the Croatian national meeting. Of note, it has a dedicated section for young rheumatologists with appropriate workshops. There is also a young rheumatologist’s national meeting organized by the homonymous section from the National Society. In the photo, we can see last year's “meet the professor” session featuring Dr. Daniel Aletaha. Their official twitter account is coming soon!


Promoting EMEUNET during National Meetings in Ukraine

The 3rd Immunoresearch and Immunotechnology Symposium Smart took place in Lion, September 18-21, 2019, Lviv. Our fellow Country Liaison from Ukraine Olena Zimba (in the picture) did an excellent job in promoting EMEUNET this year! Her presentation, entitled “EMEUNET - European community of young rheumatologists” was part of the “Young Researchers Workshop”. Olena also presented at the Conference on Immunology (December 5-6, Lviv, Ukraine). She had an oral presentation entitled: “EMEUNET - Europe-wide network of young rheumatologists”. In her two presentations, she highlighted the main benefits offered by EMEUNET for continuing professional development and networking with the specialists from all over Europe. Both conferences were well attended by young rheumatologists and immunologists that were very interested to become EMEUNET members.


EMEUNET promoted by SIR Young during the National Congress of the Italian Rheumatology Society

EMEUNET promoted by SIR Young during the National Congress of the Italian Rheumatology Society Francesca Crisafulli, the Country Liaison for Italy and San Marino, is also a member of member of the Young Rheumatologists Commette of the Italian Rheumatology Society (SIR Young). This year, during the Italian Rheumatology Congress (which was held from 27 to 30 November) she had the chance to promote EMEUNET at the SIR Young boot. She distributed advertising material (including the Italian-translated flyers) and she also used two tablets connected with the EMEUNET homepage for explaining how to register and how to complete the survey conducted by EULAR-EMEUNET Task Force on Gender Equity in Rheumatology. She says: “it was an amazing experience and it was nice to see many young rheumatologists interested in EMEUNET activities!”.

In the pictures Francesca and many other EMEUNET and SIR young members (Stefano Alivernini, Alessia Alunno, Francesco Carubbi, Sara Monti, Simone Parisi) promoting EMEUNET at the SIR young booth.


Promotion of EMEUNET during the Austrian Society of Rheumatology Congress

The annual conference of the Austrian Society of Rheumatology (ÖGR) took place in the City of Vienna in November this year. Our Austrian Country liaison Philipp Bosch (in the picture) had the chance to disseminate information about EMEUNET among his colleagues. He presented a poster and a short presentation about EMEUNET during a session dedicated to young rheumatologists.



Our Serbian Country Liaison promotes EMEUNET during the National Congress

The National Serbian Rheumatology meeting was held in Nis, from 20th to 23rd September 2019. All young rheumatologist from Serbia and new colleagues, who have graduated recently, attended the national congress. During all four days, EMEUNET was promoted face to face by Jelena Colic, the Serbian Country Liaison (first from right in the picture). She pointed out the benefits of being a member: being updated on the latest news in rheumatology, being in pace with opportunities regarding education, networking and sharing of project ideas. EMEUNET advertising materials have been also disseminated. Furthermore, professor Jelena Vojinovic, the president of the national society and professor Nemanja Damjanov, the head of the Institute of Rheumatology in Belgrade, approved and announced EMEUNET promotion on the Serbian national website of the Serbian Society of Rheumatology


EMEUNET promoted during National Congress in Greece

Our Country Liaison for Greece, George Fragoulis (in the picture) gave a presentation about EMEUNET during a national meeting. The meeting was a 3-day postgraduate course for rheumatologists at the beginning of December. George co-chaired a relevant session entitled "The voice of young rheumatologist". Importantly, he also gave a presentation about EMEUNET: “What is it? What’s the mission? How to register?”


Promoting EMEUNET at the National Bulgarian Rheumatology Meeting

The Bulgarian Rheumatology Conference took place in Golden Sands, Varna, Bulgaria, from May 31st to June 2nd 2019. Our Bulgarian Country Liaison Rositsa Dacheva (in the picture) did an excellent job in promoting EMEUNET at the national Bulgarian Rheumatology Meeting this year! Her presentation, entitled “10th anniversary of EMEUNET”, had the great opportunity of closing the National Bulgarian Conference, with a particular large attendence. In the same session, our Ukrainian Country Liasion Olena Zimba presented the emergent importance of social media channels for rheumatologists.


Promotion of EMEUNET during National Rheumatology Meetings in France

In France two annual meetings are of particular importance for any Rheumatologist; the first one is the Congress of the French Society of Rheumatology and the second is the meeting of the French National days of Rheumatology.

Our French Country Liaison Jean-Guillaume Letarouilly (in the picture) did an excellent job in promoting EMEUNET at the French National days of Rheumatology this year! #JNR2019 @JGLetarouilly





Promotion of EMEUNET in Ukraine during the National Congress in Kiev

Olena Zimba, the CL for EMEUNET in Ukraine advertised EMEUNET in March 2019 at the National Congress in Kiev (Bogomolets National Medical University). She presented a talk about Social Media Platforms for Rheumatologists. This was a chance to spread information about the benefits of being part of the EMEUNET Community. This workshop was well-attended by young rheumatologists and fellows from different regions of Ukraine. After the conference, information about her presentation and promotion of EMEUNET were provided on the website of her medical University (Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University).

In the picture Prof. Oleg Iaremenko, the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine (4th from left), Olena (2nd right) with young rheumatologists.



EMEUNET introduced to Portuguese Fellows

Our Country Liaison for Portugal, Flávio Costa, promoted EMEUNET during the 2nd edition of the Course to second-year Portuguese Fellows. The event was attended by 15 fellows, who were in their second year of training in Rheumatology. It was an initiative organized by the Portuguese National Society (Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia). The aim of the course was to promote first contact with rheumatology, addressing topics such as rheumatologic examination, major complementary exams, metrology and drugs used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases. Flávio promoted EMEUNET with a 15 minutes presentation.



Promotion of EMEUNET in Germany

EMEUNET was actively promoted in Germany by our Country Liasion Johanna Mucke. Johanna promoted EMEUNET to young fellows in Germany in a recent meeting in January 2019. This meeting was organized by the rheumadocs, an association of young german rheumatologists.