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EULAR online course on rheumatic diseases
  1. J W J Bijlsma,
  2. R Buff
  1. UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to:
    J W J Bijlsma
    UMC Utrecht, HPN F02.127 PO Box 85500, Utrecht, The Netherlands; J.W.J.Bijlsma{at}

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EULAR considers education to be a very important task and has a specific EULAR Standing Committee on Education and Training (ESCET) to develop and organise educational initiatives. ESCET has now developed an exciting updated educational programme, offering comprehensive coverage of rheumatology, which is available to both training and qualified rheumatologists and to those who wish increase their knowledge of rheumatic diseases.


The course is conducted completely through the Internet and is designed to last for 2 years. The complete version of the course consists of 42 modules. Each of these modules, is dedicated to a specific topic and will run for 2 weeks. In four of the modules participants will be allowed to choose from among three optional topics. Each module corresponds to approximately 5 h of work for the student, in total …

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  • Competing interests: None declared.