EULAR 2024 | Welcome message from the EULAR President

Dear Friends, 

As the newly elected President of the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR), I am honoured to address you all and extend my warmest greetings. Since its founding in 1947, EULAR has been a shining example of excellence in the field of Rheumatology. It has achieved a respected and esteemed reputation of significant importance throughout Europe.  

At the heart of EULAR's remarkable endeavours, the EULAR European Congress of Rheumatology stands as our flagship event, delivering an unparalleled experience year after year. Our Congress brings together a vast network of patients, health professionals, rheumatologists and industry partners dedicated to highlighting the latest scientific breakthroughs in clinical, translational, and basic research. It serves as a platform for discussing new developments and management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Furthermore, the Congress focuses on bridging the gap between diagnosis and patient care and explores practical aspects of the rheumatology field through specialised workshops, presentations, and discussions. 

In 2023, the EULAR Congress in Milan was a tremendous success with both onsite and online components, with extended access to the complete Scientific Programme until 31 December 2023. This innovative Congress had over 12,000 attendees, demonstrating our commitment to providing a high-quality experience. 

The EULAR 2024 Congress is taking place in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria, where we will foster knowledge sharing, innovation, and striving for excellence through collaboration. Vienna, with its rich history, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, is a perfect location for our Congress.  

EULAR 2024 will be a forum for exchanging groundbreaking research projects, best practices, and the latest advancements in rheumatology. Our esteemed speakers, and renowned experts in the field, will deliver insightful scientific sessions, abstract presentations and engaging, stimulating discussions. EULAR 2024 Scientific Program will be thoughtfully designed to address the pressing challenges and emerging possibilities that lie ahead. It will allow attendees to enhance their knowledge, exchange ideas, and forge meaningful connections with like-minded people from around the world. 

I would like to thank all EULAR Community members and volunteers, the EULAR 2024 Congress Committee, and the EULAR Office for their dedication and hard work. I also want to give heartfelt gratitude to all delegates who will attend our excellent Congress in 2024. 

On behalf of EULAR, I invite you to join us at the EULAR 2024 Congress in Vienna, 12 - 15 June 2024. Together, let us take advantage of this unique opportunity to improve management of RMDs, foster innovation, and shape the future of rheumatology. 

With warmest regards, 

Daniel Aletaha
EULAR President