Scientific programme

The scientific programme will start on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at 12:00 and will finish on Saturday, 15 June 2019 at 14:45.

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 have been submitted on the following topics

Basic and translational research

  1. Genomics, genetic basis of disease and antigen presentation
  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 bone
  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. Systemic sclerosis, myositis 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 - biological DMARDs
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis - non biologic treatment
  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. Osteoporosis
  14. Crystal diseases, metabolic bone diseases other than osteoporosis
  15. Infection-related rheumatic diseases
  16. Fibromyalgia
  17. Back pain, mechanical musculoskeletal problems, local soft tissue disorders
  18. Paediatric rheumatology
  19. 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