Edgar Stene Prize 2022 competition

EULAR bannerThe late Edgar Stene, who had severe ankylosing spondylitis, was a great promoter of co-operation between doctors, patients and community workers. The EULAR Edgar Stene Prize Competition runs yearly in his memory and honour. First prize is EUR 1,000 and the winner will be invited to attend the EULAR Congress in 2022. Second prize is EUR 700 and third prize is EUR 300.

The prize will be awarded next year to the winning essay on the topic:

“How treating my

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Discussing the value of private physiotherapy

Physio First gets face-to-face with international colleagues to talk about value

Physio First, the professional network of the CSP representing physios working in private practice, attended a hybrid meeting in September alongside representatives from private practices in 17 different countries.

IPPTA is the subgroup of World Physiotherapy that represents the interests of private practitioners in members’ countries. In Helsinki, Finland, the focus for the business meeting was to concentrate one of the main IPPTA strategic goals, which is “to help … Read this article

International opportunities and global standards

Members of BASRaT will soon be able to work abroad thanks to the new international arrangement between ARTI Ireland, BASRaTorg, BOCATC US and CATA Canada.

The agreement will enhance skills, practices and education standards of sport rehabilitators and athletic trainers in the UK, Canada, America and Ireland due to the agreement ensuring comparable best practices, quality education and professional standards.

The international agreement for the profession of athletic training and therapy plays a key role in optimising care, injury prevention, … Read this article

September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month from The Societal Impact of Pain. Pain Awareness Europe (PAE), in collaboration with other organisations in Europe, is holding an online event on 7 September, 14:00-15:00 CEST (15:00-16:00 British Summer Time). The webinar (in English) will focus on the topic of employment and pain and is open to all interested parties. Join the virtual event with via link.

There are also some infographics from PAE on ICD-11 and ICF available here.


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Petition hand-in for joint replacement surgery across all UK governments

Over the last year Versus Arthritis has been running a petition to promote the campaign for urgent government action to bring down waiting times and ensure people waiting for joint replacement surgery get the support they need. 46,000 people have now signed the petition.

On Wednesday 21 July, the Impossible to Ignore petition was submitted to all UK Governments. Versus Arthritis went to the Department of Health and Social Care in Westminster, and delivered it virtually to governments in Wales, … Read this article

Pain Alliance Europe Chronic Pain Survey

The Pain Alliance Europe is inviting people with chronic pain or their caregivers to take part in their 2021 survey on diagnosis and treatment. It’s available in 15 languages.

This is a second version of the survey The Pain Alliance Europe conducted in 2017. It will compare the responses from four years ago with the situation now, to see if there have been improvements over time.

PAE will use the survey results as a snapshot of the lives … Read this article

Edgar Stene Prize Winner

Every year, the Edgar Stene Prize is awarded to the person with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease (RMD) submitting the best essay describing their individual experience of living with their condition. The winner of the Edgar Stene Prize 2021 writing on the topic, “How digital solutions benefit my life as a person with an RMD”, is Ms Stine Bjørk Brøndum Jefsen from Denmark. She will attend the Virtual EULAR Congress 2021. The second place is awarded this year to Ms … Read this article

Reumavid study

Reumavid is a questionnaire investigating the consequences of the covid-19 pandemic on people living with rheumatic conditions in United Kingdom.

The survey is aimed at people living with rheumatic diseases who are experiencing confinement due to COVID-19.

Its aim is to describe the consequences of the pandemic on the evolution of the disease, support services, healthcare, the quality of life and the emotional well-being of people living with rheumatic diseases.

This study is promoted by National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS), … Read this article

Global rheumatology patient survey – Covid 19

Pain UK would like to alert you to the work of the Covid-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance, an organisation established to “collect, analyze and disseminate information about COVID-19 and rheumatology to patients, physicians and other relevant groups to improve the care of patients with rheumatic disease.”

Rheumatology patients are invited to complete a patient survey, whether or not they have been diagnosed with COVID-19. A worldwide consortium of doctors, scientists and patient groups are seeking your views on the current situation. … Read this article

World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day

Word Day, March 18 #wordday2020

World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day is on 18 March aiming to raise the awareness and knowledge level of parents, doctors, primary practitioners, teachers, and the general public to help in early diagnoses, and a quick referral. It aims to improve the level of treatment children receive and their prognosis worldwide.

Find out more at the Word Day website.