People with Arthritis and Rheumatism (PARE)

The PARE programme at EULAR 2020, the European Congress of Rheumatology attracts a broad community, including dedicated representatives of patient organisations who use their acquired knowledge to educate and influence a wide range of stakeholders about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).

The Congress is the pre-eminent platform for national patient organisations across Europe to share best practices and to gain cutting-edge knowledge about the treatment, care and quality of life for people with RMDs.

Abstract submission 

We encourage the submission of abstracts to the Patient perspective / PARE research track, showcasing activities and research bearing on the patient perspective and interest.

The abstracts will be scored by a panel of official representatives of PARE to the
EULAR Scientific Committee.Those who are successful will be invited to present their abstract as a 10 minutes oral presentation or in a poster session at the congress.

Abstract Topics Patient perspective / PARE research

  1. Patient information and education
  2. Developing patient led organisations
  3. RMD research
  4. Involvement and innovation in healthcare 
  5. Psychosocial support
  6. Work and rehabilitation
  7. Campaigning

If you are interested in contributing, you are welcome to submit an abstract. Read more.

Upon abstract submission, presenting authors may apply for travel bursary.

Travel bursaries

Every year EULAR awards a number of travel bursaries to the presenting author for an abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation at EULAR 2020. 

The travel bursary application process will be available to presenting authors only.

PARE members and Patients shall apply under the according category when submitting an application. Read more.


EULAR grants awards for submitted abstracts by health professionals as first authors. Read more.