#SmileandDance Challenge 2023

Recorded during the PReS 2023 Congress in Rotterdam


Newsletter August 16, 2023

Dear Health Professionals,

We are excited to bring to you our current Newsletter detailing some of the networking events happening at Congress for you.

We also urge you to see the attached flyer and consider whether you would like to join the leadership team, leading upon communication and networking.

Please do feel free to encourage colleagues who you think would be good at this role also, the closing date is 3rd September

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Polly and Jeanette    /

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Newsletter August 16, 2022

Dear collegues of the ComPas group,


Only 5 weeks to go before the PReS Congress in Prague: from Tuesday 20th of september until Friday 23th! Download the detailed program and check what there is to do per day! /pres2022/scientific-programme.html. Register before 26th August.

A preconference Kick Off meeting is organized at Tuesday 14:15 – 16:15 especially for all the Health Professionals attending the congress: participants and invited speakers.


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16th december 2021


Dear colleague, Health Professional: Physiotherapist, Nurse, Nurse Practioner, Occupational therapist, Psychologist, Social worker, Podiatrist!


Welcome to all new health professional members of PReS. The number of HP attendees on the congress had never been so high. I hope to meet each other not only on the congress, but also in the 2 monthly ZOOM meetings. These meetings are meant to exchange expertise and to have virtual round table discussions on topics relevant to colleagues in pediatric rheumatology from all over Europe and outside.





The HP Community of Practice and Science(ComPaS) will have a next meeting for collegues interested in promoting physical activity and exercise on


17th  January at 19:30 -21:00 CET



1. Webinar: Sports therapy in Paediatric rheumatology

Invited speaker Dr. Florian Milatz, Phd, Sportsscientist at the German Rheumatism Research Centre in Berlin.



Dr. Florian Milatz is leading a research project on activity monitoring of adolescents and young adults with different rheumatic-musculoskeletal diseases, collecting activity

data in order to identify risk groups for physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour as well as barriers of physical activity. Florian is the author of the German recommendations for children and adolescents with JIA and wrote many articles and books on sportstherapy in pediatric rheumatology.


2. Next step on the HP project on development of recommendations on promoting physical activity and exercise by round table discussions. In 2020- 2021 the HP explored the feasibility of adapting similar EULAR recommendations on RA and OI towards JIA.

The results of these discussions will be presented and next steps of this project will be discussed.



2. Save the date congress 2022 Prague Tuesday 20th until Friday 23rd  September

It will be so great to meet each other. Although it is planned as a hybrid congress the face to face program will come with unique experiences and opportunities to build further the Health Professional Network. We managed to meet each other in ZOOM meetings last 2 years and meeting face to face gives opportunities to exchange new ideas and make plans for realizing inititatives! Prepare to come! Block your agenda and inform your teamleaders about this important event!


3. Join as a HP one of the working parties of PRES

Working parties are a multidisciplinary forum for sharing knowledge (research) and best practices (clinical care), new ideas and initiatives and for developing and providing PRES-endorsed guidance & recommendations.

The WP’s foster collaboration and participating will provide you peer scientific advice and expertise on the specific topic of the different working parties. The WP JDM, Vaccination and Imaging are especially welcoming HP.  Just contact the chairs via /working-parties/jia-working-party.html

4. Besides that, a new WP on JIA is launched!

This platform can serve as a platform to take forward our project Development of recommendations on promoting physical activity and exercise in JIA. If you want to join, contact me and the chair dr. Alessandro Consolaro,


Happy holidays and a healthy 2022

Warm regards,

Jeannette Cappon,


HP Chair PReS Council

Ped PT-Msc Reade, Amsterdam Netherlands


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