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About PReS

PRES is a European scientific society for healthcare professionals in the field of paediatric rheumatology. Our mission is to:

  • Promote knowledge of paediatric rheumatic diseases
  • Stimulate research in this field
  • Disseminate knowledge through scientific meetings and publications
  • Provide guidelines and standards for good clinical practice
  • Provide guidelines and standards for the training of doctors and allied health professionals in the practice of paediatric rheumatology

Click HERE to read the Constitution of PRES as a pdf-file. (To read it you need Acrobat Reader which you can download HERE.)

Full membership is extended to individuals from all European countries, whether they are within the EU or not, and includes countries in the middle east. We also wellcome members from other parts of the world as associate emmbers to enrich the collective experience and knowledge.

We welcome every practitioner/researcher in the field of paediatric rheumatology, irrespective of their background specialities. In fact, we positively encourage a mixed background, as these people are able to contribute from a different perspective.

Council members are elected by the membership. There are a number of committees to address areas of importance to PRES members.  

We have regular input into the educational/scientific programme of the annual meetings of EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism), and are represented on the European Board of Paediatrics, which sets the standard of training of doctors.

The paediatric rheumatology international trials organisation (PRINTO) is based in Europe. Its chairman is a member of the PRES council and there is considerable overlap in the membership of the 2 organisations, thus facilitating good clinical research.

The national societies also have input into council via the chairman of the committee of nominated national representatives within EULAR.

Contact address:

Dr Michael Hofer
PReS Secretary

Unité d'Immuno-allergologie et Rhumatologie Pédiatrique
Service de Pédiatrie, BH11
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)
CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

Phone: +41 - 21 - 314 33 24; Fax: +41 - 21 - 314 35 58
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