2015 ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN LEAGUE AGAINST RHEUMATISM (EULAR)
Fiera Roma *ROME , ITALY Visit the Venue to read more
RES IPSA LOQUITUR
You may not be aware that the very first EULAR conference took place in 1947. Since 2000, it has become an annual tradition and has grown to become a major international event in the rheumatology calendar. The 16th EULAR Annual European Congress of Rheumatology will take place from 10 to 13 June 2015 in Rome, exactly 5 years after we were in Rome for the 2010 congress.
In the last decade the number of participants and scientific contributions to the EULAR congress has increased by almost 50%. In particular, EULAR 2010 in Rome counted for the first time almost 15.500 participants, and we are sure that the "Eternal City" with a history of more than 2.200 years will attract again a significant number of participants.
The EULAR Scientific Programme will provide attendees the opportunity to hear about the latest advances in rheumatology through lectures, workshops, abstracts, poster presentations and symposia. The poster area is in our view the heart of a modern congress. It will be accessible throughout the whole day, and a large number of Poster Tours will offer guided commentary to selected posters.
The "Fiera di Roma" congress centre will offer ample space for all participants to follow the sessions, the symposia and visit the posters, but also for our industry partners to exhibit and network with all health care professionals. In addition, specific areas will be available to sit down and rest but more importantly to meet and discuss with fellow rheumatologists and health professionals from adjacent professions, as well as with patients from all over the world. It is one of the high focus points in a EULAR congress to offer the largest platform for the exchange of the latest advances and developments in the vast field of RMDs.
The eternal city of Rome needs little introduction. The unique historical and architectural treasures combined with the Roman ambiance and the bright sunshine prevailing most of the time will provide a further excellent background for cultural exchanges, international collaborations and renewing friendships. Large areas in the city centre have been transformed to pedestrian zones, for example around the Coliseum, the "Fori Imperiali", the "Piazza Navona", and the "Pantheon" or the "Piazza di Spagna".
EULAR will again invest substantially into the transportation to and from the congress centre. The mainly positive experience and feedback from EULAR 2010 will help us to fine tune the offering and to look carefully at points which need improvement.
The bottom line is that there are many reasons to come to the 16th Annual EULAR congress in Rome 2015. Cicero used to say:
RES IPSA LOQUITUR (the matter speaks for itself).
President of EULAR
- Investigative Rheumatology Prof. Rik Lories, Belgium
- Clinical Affairs Prof. Désirée van der Heijde, Netherlands
- Education and Training Prof. Ingrid Lundberg, Sweden
- Epidemiology and Health Services Research Prof. Deborah Symmons, UK
- Musculoskeletal Imaging Dr. Esperanza Naredo, Spain
- Paediatric Rheumatology Prof. Alberto Martini, Italy
- PARE Ms. Diana Skingle, United Kingdom
- Health Professionals in Rheumatology Ms. Susan Oliver, UK
- President Prof. Maurizio Cutolo, Italy
- President-elect Prof. Gerd-Rüdiger Burmester, Germany
- Past President Prof. Maxime Dougados, France
- Vice-President representing national PARE organisations
Mr. Marios Kouloumas, Cyprus
- Vice-President representing the Health Professionals in Rheumatology
Prof. Christina H. Opava, Sweden
- Treasurer Prof. Hans Bijlsma, Netherlands
- General Secretary Prof. Nemanja Damjanov, Serbia
- Editor in Chief of the "Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases – The EULAR Journal"
Prof. Tore K. Kvien, Norway
- Liaison Officer to EMEUNET
Dr. Caroline Ospelt, Switzerland
- * Liaison Officer to the American College of Rheumatology ACR
Dr. Daniel Aletaha, Austria
- * Liaison Officer, EU Public Affairs
Mr. Neil Betteridge, United Kingdom
- * Liaison Officer to FOREUM Foundation
Prof. Steffen Gay, Switzerland
- * President UEMS Section of Rheumatology
Prof. Nada Cikes, Croatia
- * Executive Director
Mr. Heinz Marchesi, Switzerland
- Medical or scientific professionals, clinicians, M.D\'s, PhD\'s
- Nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other nearby allied health professionals. A letter of confirmation of your status from the Head of Unit or Institute must accompany the formal registration form.
- Representatives of national PARE organisations
- The trainee registration is available for \"Clinicians in Training\" and \"Non Tenured Scientists\" (scientists not being professor or associate professor) under 35 years of age. A letter of confirmation of your status from the Head of Unit or Institute must accompany the formal registration form
- A doctor\'s certificate must be submitted with the registration form.
- Access to the exhibition is restricted to the \"EULAR Village\" (non-commercial part).
The EULAR all-inclusive fee – the key to a full year permanent CME/CPD education
When attending the EULAR congress you will not only enjoy a scientific event that is invaluable in itself but also get the key to a full year extended \"Continuous Professional Development\". For a period from July 2015 to June 2016, the registration fee includes the following benefits in a unique package:
- Admission to the scientific sessions from Wednesday, 10 June to Saturday, 13 June 2015 unless otherwise stated
- Opening plenary session and scientific networking platform on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 at the congress centre
- Congress documents, including badge and congress bag
- Mobile congress application with complete programme including all presented abstracts
- Access to the exhibition (limited to healthcare professionals) and posters 6
- Free Internet access in designated areas
- Coffee breaks on all days
- Free transportation on the EULAR 2015 shuttle bus service, from Wednesday, 10 June to Saturday, 13 June 2015, morning and evening
- Final programme book
- Unrestricted access to all accepted abstracts
- One year access to recorded presentations
- One year access to the newest developments and publications in the field of RMDs (not for registration category 5 - Patient)
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Please book before 9 April 2015 in order to guarantee your booking.
Please address all enquiries, requests for additional information and changes or cancellations of room reservations directly to MCI.
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Reservation and payments
For hotel booking, a deposit payment for the first night is required with your reservation. Your booking will be confirmed upon receipt of your deposit payment. This prepaid deposit will be deducted from your hotel bill when checking out from the hotel. Additional expenses such as mini-bar and telephone must be paid directly to the hotel when checking out.
All changes to hotel reservations will be handled by MCI. Please do not contact the hotel directly.
- In the event of cancellation up to 12 May 2015 no cancellations fees will incur. From 13 May to 26 May 2015, 50% of one night will be billed. After 26 May 2015, no refunds will be possible.
- In the event of late cancellations (after 26 May 2015) MCI reserves the right to charge the full stay for any cancelled rooms, cancelled nights or no-shows if the hotel room cannot be resold.
- Abstract submission must be in one of the three different categories:
a. Medical or Research Professional / Clinician
b. Health Professional in Rheumatology / Practice and Research
c. PARE Member / Patient
- The categories are subdivided into topics (Abstract topics).
The correct category and topic must be selected to ensure correct scoring. The content of the abstract must be topic related.
- Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proofreading will be done.
- Only abstracts that contain original data can be submitted.
- It is the intent of EULAR to provide high quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. Thus the submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflicts of interest for all authors during the abstracts submission.
- Abstracts containing data that has been presented or will be presented at a different scientific meeting during a 12 months period prior to EULAR 2015 can be submitted. This fact must be indicated on the submission form.
- Abstracts should not be submitted if the following applies:
- the abstract contains data that has been published or accepted for publication in a print or on-line journal.
- the abstract contains data that was presented at a scientific meeting more than
12 months prior to EULAR 2015.
Length and format
- For standardisation, the acceptable length of the abstract is not more than 3600 characters and 50 lines, author's details and headers included. This also includes non-visible characters such as spaces and punctuation.
- The abstract should be structured into the following sections:
a. Title which clearly indicates the nature of the investigation
- One graph/image can be included with the following criteria:
Max image width: 50 – max. 750 pixels
Max image height: 50 – max. 750 pixels
Image quality: min. 96 – max. 600 dpi
Image file size: min. 35 – max. 1000 KB
Allowed file type: gif, jpg
Please note that insertion of graphs and images may significantly reduce the number of remaining allowed characters.
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