Reports on previous courses

Postgraduate Courses

Therapeutic Tolerance Workshop: First in-human data

In June 2017 the Newcastle University will be hosting the fourth international workshop on Clinical Therapeutic Tolerance (draft programme here).   These workshops take place every four years and focus on therapeutic tolerance ‘in the clinic’, across the fields of transplantation and autoimmunity.  It is amazing how fast the field has progressed since our first workshop in 2005.  This year there will be reports from some of the first concerted international efforts to switch off unwanted immune responses, as well as updates on the relevant science and, of course, our hallmark and light-hearted debates between international opinion leaders.  Places for this conference are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 
Poster Presentations - Abstract submission deadline 24th March 2017
If you wish to be considered for a poster presentation please provide a 350 word abstract (no more than 1 side of A4), with up to 1 figure or table and include subheadings (Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion) no later than Friday 24th March.
Abstracts should be sent to
More info here.

VIII EULAR Scientifically Endorsed Course on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The VIII EULAR Scientifically Endorsed Course on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus will be held at the Grand Hotel Duomo in Pisa, Italy on May 21-26, 2017.
The Course is aimed at 70 young rheumatologists (aged less than 40 years of age) and has been designed to provide comprehensive and intensive training on various aspects of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Fees per person, including full board and all educational materials, are the following (travel expenses are excluded, and are provided directly by the participant):
- Euro 1,100.00 (in double room to be shared with another participant):

- Euro 1,250.00 (in single room)

For application and all relevant information, please access here.

EULAR will offer up to ten bursaries to attend this course, to cover part of the course fees (up to 1000 EURO each). Preference will be given to European young rheumatologists (age below 40) or rheumatology trainees, coming from countries with relevant educational and financial needs. Applications (short CV, letters of recommendation and reasons to request support) must be sent online no later than March 16, 2017 to the EULAR Secretariat.

PReS advanced educational course on JIA

This course is the first in the future series of PReS advanced educational courses focused on specific pediatric rheumatic disease. The first course is focused on JIA and will provide a comprehensive update on the clinical presentation, risk factors, epidemiology, pathogenesis and management of patients with JIA. The course programme follows the requirements of the European syllabus for training in pediatric rheumatology approved by PReS and European Academy of Pediatrics.

The course is particularly designed for pediatric rheumatology fellows and newly certified pediatric rheumatologists as well as more experienced specialists and who need to remain up-to date in JIA. In order to be accessible for many young participants, the course registration fee was set at 150 EUR which covers all educational course program, coffee/lunch and accommodation for 2 nights in 3-star hotel in Ljubljana. It will be held March 17 to 19 in Ljubljana Slovenia. Registration is now open.

Please follow the link for registration: link

1st EULAR Imaging Course

What is the course about?
For Rheumatology trainees and Rheumatologists, this is a comprehensive new course on conventional radiography, magnetic resonance (MR), computerized tomography (CT) and ultrasonography (US). The course will further focus on lectures and workshops. The lectures will convey the possibility of questions and interactive discussion with the faculty in the end. The workshops will consist of interactive learning and practical training, discussing clinical cases and images (some of which selected from participant’s applications). 

Who is the course aimed at?
This course is useful for both the basic and the advanced training of any Rheumatologist or Rheumatology trainee, either involved in clinical practice, clinical or translational research. The course aims to enrich the current EULAR educational curriculum, being part of the EULAR School of Rheumatology project.

When will the course be?
The course will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 30 March -1 April 2017. This course is planned to run every 2 years.

What is the course programme?
Please find here the programme and all important information.

How can you register?
Registration requires participants applying for the course to send 5 radiography pathology images, 3 MR pathology images, 2 CTscan pathology images and 3 ultrasound pathology images. There are 50 vacancies, first come, first served.
The price includes the course, lunch, coffee-breaks, dinners, social activities and 2 nights in a 4-star single hotel room with breakfast included (in Lisbon, the closest possible to the event).

We hope to see you in 2017 in Lisbon.

EULAR funding to attend the EUREKA certificate 2016

EULAR has kindly offered to sponsor the participation of 2 young rheumatologists at the EUREKA certificate program 2016, in Siracusa, Italy, from April 3 - 9, 2016  (Incription fees + accommodation; NO Transportation is included): an intensive 7 day annual certificate program that instills the principles of translational medicine using a diverse range of teaching techniques that also focuses on creative problem-solving strategies and novel skills to approach the challenges of translational medicine. Sessions on team building and opportunity for personal mentoring are also included in the program. The faculty comprises prestigious and expert scientists, educators and institutional administrators. More information on this course can be found at:
Applications for such funding should be submitted through EMEUNET. Applicants should be rheumatologists40 years of age with an interest/research focus in translational medicine. Applicants will still need to submit their application to the EUREKA Board, who will review their candidature the final decision of acceptance (deadline Jan 31st). EULAR funding will be conditioned to EUREKA’s board approval of the candidates.
A applications need to be sent to EMEUNET ( by January 31st. The application should include: · Contact information  · Curriculum vitae  · Letter of support from your supervisor · A personal statement of your needs and expectations of the course as well as why you would be a suitable candidate

EUREKA`s Annual International Certificate Program in Translational Medicine 2017

Over an intensive 7-days, the course will examine case studies, and help you develop creative problem solving strategies and novel skills to build new kinds of teams. You’ll also hone your ability to communicate effectively across broad audiences. The certificate program is tailored to individual needs, and is based on learner-centered discussions and mentoring by internationally recognized leaders. Skills garnered from this course will help individuals and team members to address the challenges facing drug development today, and bridge the divide between concept and patient.

The 9th program will be held on 23 to 29 April, 2017 at Siracusa, Italy. All applications should be submitted by 1st February 2017.

Advanced Musculoskeletal Epidemiology Summer School

The Summer school will cover topics on big data, longitudinal studies, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical trials and causal interference.  The course will be delivered by members of the UK Research in Musculoskeletal Epidemiology (UK-RiME) partnership, a national collaboration between eight leading UK epidemiology centres. You can access the official website here or check out the updated course advertising leaflet. The new program is now available!

1st EULAR Immunology Course

This one and a half day course is aimed at young rheumatologists and researchers working in the field of immunology. It will take place in Lisbon, April 1-2, 2016 (one and a half day). There will be access to high quality, innovative instruction and coaching from an illustrious faculty from all over the world. The main goal of the course is to increase your skills in immunology and stimulate critical thinking in research design. See the whole program here. Cost: 150€ (1 night accomodation) or 200€ (2 nights), plus travel expenses. 10 EULAR bursaries available at 500€ to young rheumatologists.  Places are limited to 40, more info on application here. Application deadline:  16th of December 2015.

1st EULAR Course on Health Economics in Rheumatology

The EULAR Course on Health Economics in Rheumatology aims to present the key principles of health economics applied to rheumatic or musculoskeletal disorders. The course will take place in Nancy, France 31 March - 1 April 2016. Deadline to apply is 24 January 2016. Check out all the information here.

5th EULAR Course for Ultrasound Trainers in Rheumatology

This edition will take place from 5 – 6 June 2016 in Leeds, UK (as usual, right before the EULAR Congress in London). Learn more on our website.

23rd EULAR Ultrasound Course (Intermediate and Advanced Levels)

From 5 – 7 June 2016, the courses run parallel and will take place in Leeds, UK (as usual right before the EULAR Congress in London). Check the information now available.

Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology

In March 2016 takes place an Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology, at the University of Aberdeen. Over 4.5 days, this intensive course covers concepts and methods common to all chronic disease epidemiology. It includes  basic and more advanced topics in each of these areas, taking delegates to a level covered in an epidemiology module of a Masters degree. Places limited to 25, bursaries available. Find out more.

E-Learning Courses

Video: Post-Graduate Student Testimonial on EULAR e-learning course
Filmed: October 2016, Prague

In recent years, EULAR has made substantial efforts and investment in developing e-learning opportunities. All EULAR courses, as electronic ways of continuous medical education in rheumatology, are managed by a scientific course committee responsible for the structure and content of the courses and for ensuring regular quality control and advancement. Our teams of expert authors are regularly reviewing and updating the courses to keep up with the newest developments in the field. While the 2-year Online Course on Rheumatic Diseases offers a comprehensive introduction to and update on all aspects of rheumatology, a number of shorter online courses offer flexible learning for the specialist. More than 4000 participants in total are currently enroled in the online courses.

The registration system for all on-line courses opens in April each year

EULAR On-line Course on Rheumatic Diseases (2-year course)

Next course starts: 5 September 2017
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EULAR / PReS On-line Course in Paediatric Rheumatology

Next course starts: 12 September 2017
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EULAR On-line Course for Health Professionals

Next course starts: 12 September 2017
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EULAR On-line Course on Connective Tissue Diseases (CTD)

Next course starts: 19 September 2017
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EULAR On-line Course on Systemic Sclerosis (SSc)

Next course starts: 19 September 2017
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EULAR On-line Introductory Ultrasound Course

Next course starts: 26 September 2017
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