Globalization of rheumatology: activities of ILAR. Think global - act local

Jan Dequeker, Johannes J. Rasker, Tahsin El-Hadidi

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In 1997 a distinguished EULAR rheumatologist involved in the development of biologics asked somewhat ironically, “What is ILAR [International League of Associations for Rheumatology] doing?” Now, 3 years later, we are in a position to review ILAR’s activities in recent years and its plans for the future. The current ILAR Executive in its global mission statement outlined 5 areas of special interest: (1) confirming the importance of rheumatology as a specialty; (2) stimulating better education; (3) initiating and updating World Wide Web information on rheumatology; (4) continuing stimulation and support of transregional projects; and (5) tightening the links with WHO and other international health organizations. We will focus on these 5 mission issues.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)227-231
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of rheumatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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