Scientific programme

The scientific programme will start on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 at 12:00 and will finish on
Saturday, 6 June 2020 at 14:45, CET.

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 the Health Professionals in Rheumatology, 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 functional genomics 
2. Adaptive immunity (T cells and B cells) in rheumatic diseases
3. Innate immunity in rheumatic diseases
4. OA, aetiology, pathology and animal models
5. Bone diseases, including osteoporosis and osteoimmunology: aetiology, pathology and animal models
6. Rheumatoid arthritis - aetiology, pathogenesis and animal models
7. Spondyloarthritis - aetiology, pathogenesis and animal models
8. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - aetiology, pathogenesis and animal models
9. Systemic sclerosis, myositis and related syndromes - aetiology, pathogenesis and animal models
10. Basic and translational science in paediatric rheumatology
11. Basic and translational pain science

Clinical topics by disease

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis - prognosis, predictors and outcome
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis - comorbidity and clinical aspects
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis - biological DMARDs
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis - non biologic treatment and small molecules
  5. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS – treatment
  6. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - clinical aspects (other than treatment)
  7. Vasculitis
  8. Scleroderma, myositis and related syndromes
  9. Spondyloarthritis – treatment
  10. Spondyloarthritis - clinical aspects (other than treatment)
  11. Psoriatic arthritis
  12. Osteoarthritis
  13. Crystal diseases, metabolic bone diseases other than osteoporosis
  14. Infection-related rheumatic diseases
  15. Pain in rheumatic diseases, including fibromyalgia
  16. Spine, mechanical musculoskeletal problems, local soft tissue disorders
  17. Paediatric rheumatology
  18. 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
  7. Educational cases

Health Professionals in Rheumatology (HPR) specific topics

  1. HPR Measuring health (development and measurement properties of PROs, tests, devices)
  2. HPR Epidemiology and public health (including prevention)
  3. HPR Interventions (educational, physical, social and psychological)
  4. HPR Patients’ perspectives, functioning and health (descriptive: qualitative or quantitative)
  5. HPR Service developments, innovation and economics in healthcare
  6. HPR Professional education, training and competencies
  7. HPR Interdisciplinary research

PARE/Patient abstracts

  1. Patient information and education
  2. Building patient led organisations
  3. Arthritis research
  4. Innovations in arthritis health care
  5. Psychosocial support
  6. Work and rehabilitation