Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Spring with some really great events has kept us very busy the past months.
A few weeks ago it was the Autoimmunity Congress in Nice, then followed by the Trustees meeting in Amsterdam and now we are looking forward to the European Lupus Meeting in Athens. Soon World Lupus Day will be celebrated in many member countries, highlighting the awareness and campaigning activities from member groups and sister organizations around the world. In June we meet again in Paris for the EULAR Congress and meeting of fellows from People with Arthritis and Rheumatism in Europe.
We also participated in the IAPO Global Patients Congress in London, Lupus Europe being represented by Katharine Wheeler. It is now midway through the EUPATI project developing a Patients Academy, and a workshop on engaging patients took place in Warsaw. New interesting research groups have been established to define remission in SLE, drugs used while breastfeeding and women-specific matters in pregnancy, maternity and menopause with SLE or APS and more. This is surely exciting times for us with great opportunities.
LUPUS EUROPE is currently working on developing a new website which will be launched soon where you will find reports, photos and links from these events, projects and many more.
Please enjoy reading!
Chair LUPUS EUROPE