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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of rheumatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|