This page is dedicated to health professionals activities during the PReS 2024 congress, and provides useful information to Health Professionals to prepare their participation at the congress.


Last year at our PReS meeting in Rotterdam you were all challenged to help increase our Health Professional representation at congress in Gothenburg. Health Professionals often do not have access to funding to attend such fabulous learning opportunities and often do not want to attend alone if they do not know anyone else. Last year in 2023 we only had 50 health professionals attend congress, with other 1000 other participants. Please can each physician encourage and support a health professional to attend this years congress in person with you. If you can identify and support a Health Professional to attend with you who has never had the opportunity to be at PReS before, encourage them to write an email to me that you have supported them, then you both will get entered into a draw to win a prize. This year the registration for Health Professionals is the lowest it has ever been, and early bird savings are available until the 12th June. We have a fabulous program planned, the opportunity to meet others in similar roles across the world and to join our community, plus our Swedish HP friends are organising a fabulous networking dinner! Please help identify other sources of funding, write letters of support to their managers or encourage them to apply for a HP bursary. If two physicians are attending from the same centre, bring two HP colleagues, and they can further support each other. Hopefully we can double our Health Professional numbers and support their professional development and opportunity to network and meet others!

Thank you in advance.

Kindest regards
Dr Polly Livermore, Chair of the PReS Health Professionals

Abstract Submission Help

Submitting an abstract can feel like a daunting task. Health professionals convened online to share thoughts, questions, ideas, and insights. The sessions addressed various aspects including guidelines, timelines, topic selection, structure, and more. Please review the summary below and don't hesitate to contact us if you require assistance with your submission.

HP Abstract talk summary


The health professionals committee has tailored a programme focusing on interests for health professionals. Please find below the details of this programme track.


   The YIM HP Program is coming soon.

11:15 – 13:30

HP Kick-Off Meeting

11:15 – 13:30

Networking event
Polly Livermore (GB)

11:30 – 12:15

Research Opportunities and how to acquire funding - interactive sessions

Deniz Bayraktar (TR)

12:15 – 12:30 LUNCH BREAK (Session Continues After)
12:30 – 13:30

Presentation by Invited PReS Speaker

Invited PReS Speaker

16:00 - 16:30

HP Drop-in Session Discussing Individual Research Ideas

16:00 – 16:30

HP Leadership Team providing individual advice following the Kick-off Meeting


08:00 – 09:30

HP Session: Practical Exercise Additions in Paed Rheum - A Rotational Workshop

08:00 – 08:20


Ezgi Yasar (TR)

08:20 – 08:40


Devin Hofel (DE)

08:40 – 09:00

Tai Chi

Yaprak Cetin (TR)

09:00 – 09:30 Discussion

10:00 – 11:00

HP Session: Great Debate – Spoonies Tool – Useful or Not?

10:00 – 10:15

Spoonies tool - useful or not in paediatric rheumatology?

Lea Hoefel (DE)

10:15 – 10:30

What the Spoonies tool does offer to Paed Rheum

Sarah Francis (GB)

10:30 – 11:00 Discussion

11:15 – 12:15

HP Session: Prevention of Pain Chronification (HP joint with PReS)

11:15 – 11:20 Winner of Best Abstract for ‘Pain’
11:20 – 11:35

Physical side of preventing chronification of pain.

Jacqui Clinch (GB)

11:35 – 11:50

Reconceptualization of Pain: The role of Psychology in the Prevention of Pain Chronification

Daniela Ghio (GB)

11:50 – 12:15 Discussion

12:30 – 13:30

HP Joint Session: The Impact Upon the Wider Family and How to Support Them (HP joint with ENCA)

12:30 – 12:50

“I just wished someone had said we'd be OK” - asking parents what further support
they want - The IMPACT Study

Polly Livermore (GB) & Klaudia Kupiec (GB)

12:50 – 13:15 ENCA Speaker Presentation
13:15 – 13:30 Discussion

13:45 – 15:15

HP Session: Current App usage in Paed Rheum

13:45 – 14:00

Digital app technology development in child health

Jennifer Stinson (CA)

14:00 – 14:15

Improving the readiness to transfer to adult care of young people with juvenile-
onset rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The EULAR Move-Up app.

Rafael Prieto Moreno (ES)

14:15 – 14:30

New generation technologies in exercise and physical activity: exergame and m-health

Nilay Arman (TR)

14:30 – 15:15 Discussion