The EULAR-ACR Exchange Programme

The purpose of the EULAR-ACR Exchange Programme is to promote the international exchange of clinical and research skills, expertise and knowledge within rheumatology.

The program recognises outstanding rheumatology professional faculty in both laboratory and clinic-based research, and provides exposure to the exciting work being done by colleagues overseas. This exchange programme allows participants to share knowledge and experience, and creates opportunities for collaboration.

The programme supports junior academic rheumatologists and rheumatology professionals to travel from Europe to the US to experience the ACR Annual Meeting, engage in a half-day exchange programme with American colleagues at the Annual Meeting and participate in a subsequent site visit at a local institution.

Applicants need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • To hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or equivalent position (below the level of full professor) at an academic center in a EULAR member country.
  • Applicants should have a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DSc, or equivalent) in a field/area relevant to rheumatology
  • Demonstrate a firm commitment to academic medicine
  • Must be 45 years of age or under at time of application.