Scientific programme

The scientific programme will start on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 at 13:00 and will finish on Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 15:00.

The congress will cover the broad spectrum of the rheumatic diseases and include state-of-the-art lectures, basic science and clinical symposia, abstract sessions, presentations and discussions of difficult cases, workshops and special interest group sessions.

Sessions of Health Professionals and PARE

Sessions of the Health Professionals in Rheumatology and of EULAR PARE (People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe) will extend and complement the programme on all days.

Abstracts can be submitted on the following topics

Basic and translational research

  1. Genomics, genetic basis of disease and HLA/T cell recognition
  2. Adaptive immunity (T cells and B cells) in rheumatic diseases
  3. Innate immunity in rheumatic diseases
  4. Cytokines and inflammatory mediators
  5. Cartilage, synovium and osteoimmunology
  6. Rheumatoid arthritis - etiology, pathogenesis and animal models
  7. Spondyloarthritis - etiology, pathogenesis and animal models
  8. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - etiology, pathogenesis and animal models
  9. Scleroderma, myosotis and related syndromes - etiology, pathogenesis and animal models
  10. Basic science in paediatric rheumatology

Clinical topics by disease

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis - prognosis, predictors and outcome
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis - comorbidity and clinical aspects
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis - anti-TNF therapy
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis - other biologic treatment
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis - non biologic treatment
  6. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - treatment
  7. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - clinical aspects (other than treatment)
  8. Vasculitis
  9. Scleroderma, myositis and related syndromes
  10. Spondylarthropathies - treatment
  11. Spondylarthropathies - clinical aspects (other than treatment)
  12. Psoriatic arthritis
  13. Osteoarthritis
  14. Osteoporosis
  15. Crystal diseases, metabolic bone diseases other than osteoporosis
  16. Infection-related rheumatic diseases
  17. Fibromyalgia
  18. Back pain, mechanical musculoskeletal problems, local soft tissue disorders
  19. Paediatric rheumatology
  20. Other orphan diseases

Clinical topics by area of research

  1. Diagnostics and imaging procedures
  2. Public health, health services research, and health economics
  3. Epidemiology, risk factors for disease or disease progression
  4. Validation of outcome measures and biomarkers
  5. Rehabilitation
  6. Education

Health Professionals in Rheumatology abstracts

PARE/Patient abstracts

Preliminary Programme 2018

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Scientific Programme

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Please note that abstract information is now listed for preparation purposes only. The abstracts are embargoed until Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:01 CET

All accepted abstracts

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Itinerary planner

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CME accreditation

The EULAR 2017 Congress is designated for a maximum of, or up to 21 European CME credits (ECMEC).

Satellite Symposia

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Poster viewing

Time will be reserved for poster viewing on Thursday 14 June,  Friday 15 June and Saturday 17 June 2017

Guided poster tours

Guided Poster tours on selected topics will take place during the official posterviewing times

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