The Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2018, hosted by the
European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), once again showed its
recognition and appreciation as the prime platform for rheumatology
information exchange and professional education in
Europe and for the world. More than 14,700 attend-
ees from 120 countries came to this year’s EULAR
Congress in Amsterdam to hear the best in rheuma-
tology research and clinical advances. The scientific
programme also included presentations carefully se-
lected from more than 5,050 abstracts submitted.
The EULAR 2018 Report brings you highlights of
some of the best presentations, focusing on the
clinical and therapeutic findings that are able to
change the way rheumatologists and other health
professionals are practising medicine. We also report
patients’ insights. We hope that you will enjoy these accounts and state-
ments of the latest in rheumatology clinical and translational research.
A number of the research reports that you will find in the EULAR 2018
Report also include access to video interviews with the presenters as
well as other rheumatologists.
For details about the EULAR Congress, please visit www.congress.
Best wishes and see you again 12-15 June in Madrid for EULAR 2019!
Prof. Johannes W.J. Bijlsma
President of EULAR
Professor of Rheumatology
Utrecht University, Netherlands
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Prof. Robert Landewé,
Chair, Abstract Selection
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