Country Liaison Subgroup
Leader: Javier Rodríguez-Carrio (Spain)
Members: Anna Olewicz-Gawlik (Poland), Antonis Fanouriakis (Greece), Francesca Ometto (Italy), Maliha Shaikh (UK), Stefano Alivernini (Italy), Valentina Vardanyan (Armenia).
Current projects / ongoing work
The aims of the Country Liaison subgroup are:
- To promote and to distribute EMEUNET EMEUNET / EULAR information
Reach & attract the young Rheumatologists / Researchers (trainees and specialists included, <40 years of age) in every country to become members and to participate in EMEUNET EMEUNET activities.
For this, we support and work closely with the country liaisons, on whom we rely to:
- Disseminate information prepared by EMEUNET (eg newsletters, courses, job opportunities, surveys, etc.) to the young Rheumatologists and Researchers in rheumatology within Their countries
- Perform and report back on national activities meant to increase the visibility and adherence to EMEUNET within Their countries
- Keep in contact and give feedback / suggestions
- To encourage and support the country liaisons and keep the Country liaison network active
Actively promote EMEUNET at a national level: visibility at national meetings, comprehensive and updated email lists, etc. For this, we send out periodic reminders and materials, organize regular TC, and are always available for queries.
- To prepare and update EMEUNET advertising materials
We have designed a collection of EMEUNET advertising material in a ready to use kit serving as resources for the activity of the Country Liasions. These materials include a slide kit, a number of flyers and posters, etc.
- To increase the visibility of the country liaisons and Their actions
We yearly organize the annual Country Liaison meeting, the specific event for Country Liaisons which takes place at EULAR annual congress. Our subgroup is also in charge of the Country Liaison Newsletter, in collaboration with the Newsletter subgroup. Finally, we also make regular reports on the Country Liaisons actions in the EMEUNET social media platforms, in collaboration with the Social Media subgroup.
First Country Liaison meeting, EULAR 2014, Paris, France
Second Country Liaison Meeting, EULAR 2015, Rome, Italy
Third Country Liaison Meeting, EULAR 2016, London, England
Fourth Country Liaison Meeting, EULAR 2017, Madrid, Spain