Leader: Alexandre Sepriano (Portugal)

Members: Jan Leipe (Germany), Javier Rodríguez-Carrio (Spain), Katrin Thorarinsdottir (Sweden), Polina Putrik (Russia, The Netherlands), Santiago Rodrigues Manica (Portugal), Yesim Ozguler (Turkey)


This EMEUNET subgroup aims at helping young rheumatologists to have more access and information, to interact with mentors and leading clinicians/researchers in the field of rheumatology. It also encourages the exchange of ideas between peers providing an opportunity to get in touch with rheumatologists with similar research interests.

Ongoing projects:

  • Peer Review Mentoring Program for Rheumatology Journals (former ARD reviewers program) to train EMEUNET members as reviewers for scientific journals in rheumatology under the supervision of senior reviewers. This program is organized in collaboration with the editorial offices of ARD and RMD Open.
  • 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 career plans, research options, training etc.
  • Research institute glossary to promote research collaborations between EMEUNET members and research institutes in Europe (database online: link to the list).

Future projects:

  • Post-doc mentoring to promote the interaction between post-docs and expert mentors in the field of rheumatology.