The EULAR/ACR exchange programme 

Participants of the 2016 ACR-EULAR Exchange Programme (Washington DC, USA)

The purpose of the EULAR/ACR Exchange Program is to promote the international exchange of clinical and research skills, expertise and knowledge within rheumatology. The program recognizes 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 program allows participants to share knowledge and experience, and creates opportunities for collaboration.

The program 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 program with American colleagues at the Annual Meeting and participate in a subsequent site visit at a local institution.

We are inviting early career investigators to apply for the program. Successful candidates will receive a complimentary registration to the ACR Annual Meeting and a travel stipend of 2'000 EUR.

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

Note: Applicants who do not meet all eligibility criteria listed above will not be considered

Check out what the 2016 participants had to say about the programme!

EULAR-ACR Programme 2017 Application Open!

The application process for exchange to the ACR in San Diego, California, from 3 - 8 November 2017 is open and will close on 14 February 2017.
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EULAR-ACR Programme 2018 Application Open!


The application process for exchange to the ACR in Chicago, Illinois, from 19 - 24 October 2018 is open and will close on 16 February 2018.

For more information, please access here.