34th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research

February 20-22, 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

Dear Colleagues,

We are very happy and honoured to host the 34th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research (EWRR) in Lisbon, Portugal on February 20-22, 2014. EWRR has acted as a catalytic element for the scientific development of rheumatology, by providing a friendly and interactive forum which has been particularly fruitful for clinical trainees as well as basic and translational researchers working in this field. We hope that this year's program serves this constructive spirit by providing educational and inspiring lectures, energizing short oral communications from the cutting edge, adequate time for poster discussion and plenty of opportunity to build friendships and networking. This will be the first EWRR taking place in Portugal; and it will surely contribute to fostering the scientific and clinical development of Portuguese Rheumatology.

By late February, Lisbon generally has mild weather and spring should be starting, heralded by longer daylight and flowering almond trees. Our food, drinks and hospitality are highly commendable all year around! We hope this will add positive feelings to all the participants, reinforcing the interest on the meeting and the pleasure of your stay among us.

We hope that you will get as much satisfaction out of your visit as we do out of making our very best to make it memorable!

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee,

João Eurico Fonseca
José António P. Silva