An authorised publication of theEuropean League Against Rheumatism
Prof. Iain McInnes, United Kingdom
Prof. Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy
Chair, Scientific Programme
Prof. John Isaacs, United Kingdom
Chair, Abstract Selection
Prof. Loreto Carmona, Spain
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This year’s congress was a truly remarkable celebration of scien- tific and educational excellence in a new online format, keepingfaith with EULAR’s commitment to bethe prime platform for rheumatology information exchange and professional education in Europe and for the world. Thedifficult decision to move from a face-to-face format congress in Frankfurt toa virtual format was a necessity placedupon us by the COVID- 19 pandemic. Therheumatology community, however, rosemagnificently to the occasion and participated with enthusiasm! My thanks tothe faculty and speakers from around theglobe who contributed in both live andrecorded format to give of their expertiseand knowledge. My thanks also to theamazing EULAR Secretariat and congressplanning team who moved with greatagility and ingenuity to create an onlinecongress of excellent quality in a veryshort time indeed.
More than 18,700 delegates from 138countries attended this year’s e-congress to inform themselves of the bestin rheumatology research and clinicaladvances. As such, the EULAR Congresshas confirmed its global appeal – indeedthe virtual format has allowed evengreater dissemination of the content withincreased value to our community as wecollectively seek to improve the lives ofpeople with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
The EULAR 2020 Report brings youhighlights of some of the best presentations, focusing especially on the clinicaland therapeutic findings that now, orsoon, will change the way physicians andhealth professionals practice in our mostexciting of disciplines.
We hope that you will enjoy thissynthesis of the latest in rheumatologyclinical and translational research. Wemissed the personal encounters with youin 2020 but look forward to meeting youin Paris in 2021!
Prof. Iain McInnesEULAR President
Welcome to theEULAR 2020 Report
PROF. IAIN McINNES