EULAR 2021  | congress  organising committees

The Congress Committee develops a high-quality program, guides the scientific abstract management process and the overall organisation and set up of the EULAR Congress, and ensures having balanced content, speakers and representation.

EULAR Council

Prof. Iain B. McInnes, United Kingdom

Prof. Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy

Past President 
Prof. Johannes WJ Bijlsma, The Netherlands

Vice-President representing national PARE organizations 
Mr. Dieter Wiek, Germany

Vice-President representing the Health Professionals in Rheumatology 
Prof. Thea Vliet Vlieland, The Netherlands

Prof. Daniel Aletaha, Austria

General Secretary 
Prof. Zoltán Szekanecz, Hungary

Editor in Chief of the 'Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases - The EULAR Journal' 
Prof. Josef Smolen, Austria

Editor in Chief of 'RMD Open' 
Prof. Bernard Combe, France

Liaison Officer EMEUNET 
Dr. Felice Rivellese, Italy

Liaison Officer Elect EMEUNET 
Dr. Kim Lauper, Switzerland

* Liaison to the American College of Rheumatology ACR 
Prof. Ronald van Vollenhoven, The Netherlands

* Liaison Ocer International Organizations 
Prof. Gerd R. Burmester, Germany

* Liaison Officer FOREUM 
Prof. Paul Emery, United Kingdom

* President UEMS Section of Rheumatology 
Dr. Jean Dudler, Switzerland

* Executive Director  EULAR Secretariat 
Dr. Julia Rautenstrauch, Switzerland

* These functions are not included in the Congress Programme Committee

EULAR Standing Committee Chairpersons

Ex-officio members of the EULAR Executive Committee

Investigative Rheumatology
Prof. Dirk Elewaut, Belgium

Clinical Aairs
Prof. Tom Huizinga, The Netherlands

Education and Training
Prof. Frank Buttgereit, Germany

Epidemiology and Health Services Research
Dr. Pedro Machado, United Kingdom

Musculoskeletal Imaging
Dr. Espen Haavardsholm, Norway

Paediatric Rheumatology
Prof. Angelo Ravelli, Italy

PARE (People with Arthritis / Rheumatism in Europe)
Dr. Elsa Mateus, Portugal

Health Professionals in Rheumatology
Prof. Thea Vliet Vlieland, The Netherlands

Congress Programme Committee

Scientific, Health Professionals, PARE
The EULAR Executive Committee Members (excluding functions marked with *)

Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee
Prof. Loreto Carmona, Spain

Chair of the Abstract Selection Committee
Prof. Hendrik Schulze Koops, Germany

Past-Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee
Prof. John Isaacs, United Kingdom

  • Prof. Joan Bathon, United States
  • Prof. Annelies Boonen, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Ricardo Ferreira, Portugal
  • Dr. Simon Fillatreau, France
  • Prof. Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont, Spain
  • Dr. Kassim Javaid, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Gerhard Krönke, Germany
  • Prof. Chak S. Lau, Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China
  • Mrs. Souzi Makri, Cyprus
  • Prof. John McBeth, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Marta Mosca, Italy
  • Prof. Eduardo Mysler, Argentina
  • Dr. Mwidimi Ndosi, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Denis Poddubnyy, Germany
  • Prof. Federica Sallusto, Italy
  • Dr. Francisca Sivera, Spain
  • Prof. Jaap van Laar, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Tonia Vincent, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Japan