Welcome to the EULAR Report 2013:
The Annual European Congress of Rheumatology hosted by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) is recognized as the primary platform for European rheumatology education and information exchange in the world. This year’s EULAR Congress was no exception. Over 14,000 attendees came to Madrid from 120 countries around the world (60% from Europe) to hear the best in rheumatology research and clinical advances. The scientific program contained presentations selected from 3,889 abstracts submitted.
We hope that this report is of interest and value for those of you who were unable to attend the EULAR Congress in Madrid and for those who did (since nobody can expect to see all of the best of the Congress while there). The EULAR Report brings you highlights of some of the best presentations, focusing on the sort of clinical and therapeutical findings that change the way rheumatologists practice medicine.
We hope that you will enjoy these accounts of the latest in rheumatology clinical and translational research.
Many of the research reports that you will find here also include access to video interviews with the presenters.
For details about the EULAR Congress, please visit www.eular.org.
Prof. Maurizio Cutolo
President of EULAR
Professor of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine
Director of Research Laboratory and Academic Unit of Clinical Rheumatology
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Italy
Prof. Maxime Dougados
Past President of EULAR
Professor of Rheumatology at René Descartes University
Chief of the Department of Rheumatology at Cochin Hospital, Paris