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Who are the young professionals working in the field of rheumatology in Europe and what are their needs? An EMEUNET (EMerging EUlar NETwork) survey
  1. C Gaujoux-Viala1,
  2. R Knevel2,
  3. P Mandl3,
  4. G Nagy4,
  5. M Frank5,
  6. P Machado6,
  7. G Hatemi7,
  8. MH Buch8,
  9. D Aletaha9,
  10. L Gossec10,
  11. the EMEUNET working group
  1. 1Paris 6 – Pierre et Marie Curie University, AP-HP Rheumatology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France
  2. 2Departement of Rheumatology – Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  3. 3Department of Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  4. 4Department of Rheumatology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  5. 5Center of Experimental Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  6. 6Department of Rheumatology, Coimbra University Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal
  7. 7Istanbul University, Department of Rheumatology, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  8. 8Section of Musculoskeletal Disease, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  9. 9Department of Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  10. 10Paris Descartes University, Medicine Faculty, APHP, Cochin Hospital, Department of Rheumatology B Department, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Cécile Gaujoux-Viala, Hôpital Pitié-Salpétrière, service de Rhumatologie, 83 boulevard de l’Hôpital 75651 Paris cedex 13, France; cecilegaujouxviala{at}

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One of the eight objectives set by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)for 2012 is to ‘bring on board high quality, young generation contributors in all EULAR activities’. This statement was the backbone for the development, in 2010, of the EMerging EUlar NETwork (EMEUNET) group, representing a Europe-wide network of young rheumatologists.1 Its key objectives include promoting and facilitating a comprehensive higher educational platform for rheumatology trainees and supporting aspiring young academics/scientists throughout Europe to maintain excellence in rheumatology research.

In order to achieve this, a first and necessary step was to obtain a better understanding of the current young professionals working in the field of rheumatology in Europe: to define the demographics of rheumatology trainees and scientists, the setting of their respective …

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