Visibility & Global Affairs Sub-Committee

Leader : Daniele Mauro (Italy)

Members : Feline Kroon (The Netherlands), Francesca Crisafulli (Italy ), Jan Schirmer (Germany), Jean Guillaume Letarouilly (France), Krystel Aouad (Lebanon / France), Lisa Christ (Germany/Switzerland), Muhammad Shipa (UK/Bangladesh), Shalaleh Karkon (Canada/Ireland)


The aim of the Visibility & Global Affairs Sub-Committee is to increase awareness around the world about EMEUNET as an organization and the projects we do.

We try to achieve that goal by:

  • Setting up the EMEUNET corner at the EULAR Annual Meeting: The EMEUNET corner is the 'headquarter' for EMEUNET members at the EULAR meetings, where they can meet, get informed and discuss.
  • Networking events for EMEUNET members at EULAR and ACR Annual Meetings : EMEUNET networking events are organized in every city where EULAR / ACR meetings take place. We already organized walking tours, biking tours, boat trips and surf courses and there are many more to come.
  • We interact with Young PARE , a working group of the EULAR Standing Committee of PARE aiming to communicate the specific needs of young people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases;
  • We maintain contacts with other Young Specialists Organizations in Europe , such as nephrology (YNP), pediatric rheumatology (PReS EMERGE), immunology / allergy (Junior members of EAACI), gastroenterology (Y-ECCO), internal medicine (Young Internists) and oncology (YOC).


Read on for more details about the specialist organizations in Europe that we collaborate with. 

EULAR Young PARE                                                                                                                    

Young PARE aims to improve the quality of life of young people (18 to 35 years old) with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) by raising the profile of these conditions, and by creating a network of individuals who work in European countries on behalf of young people with RMDs.


European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)—Young Internists

EFIM is a federation of different national societies of Internal Medicine in which all internists in training or in the first few years as a specialist are considered Young Internists. The group provides opportunities to cooperate, to exchange ideas and to share experiences and is strongly involved in educational activities.


Young European Crohn's and Colitis Organization (Y-ECCO)      

Y-ECCO brings together young clinicians and scientists working in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. The group organises several workshops, an e-learning platform, literature reviews and stimulates the participation of young ECCO members in the annual ECCO congress, as well as in research and clinical studies.


Young Nephrologists’ Platform (YNP)                                                       

YNP is a group of young physicians, 40 years of age or younger, working in the areas of nephrology, dialysis, renal transplantation, hypertension and related subjects. They are particularly involved in Continuing Medical Education courses and a 9-12 months Advisory Program.


Trainee group from Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS)

Trainee representatives from PReS are involved in organizing the annual young investigators meeting (YIM) which happens prior to the annual PReS congress as a good opportunity to network with senior faculty. Organizing and promoting PReS funded training courses is also one of the main objectives of this group.


Junior Members of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

The Junior Members section of the EAACI, consisting of nearly 4,000 doctors and scientists under the age of 35 years, is organized with different Interest Groups. Specific activities are arranged during the EAACI Annual Congress, as well as a mentorship program, educational resources, and access to EAACI Journals.


ESMO Young Oncologists Committee (YOC)                                                        

The group is part of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and aims to create and implement educational and scientific programs relevant to Young Oncologists in their daily practice and/or research activities. Notably, they were involved in European-wide survey, they developed E-news on a regular basis and Young Oncologist sessions at ESMO congresses.