Prof Aletaha, currently the Professor and Head of the Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University Vienna, is globally renowned for his work on arthritis and other inflammatory rheumatic diseases, precision medicine, and complex disease management. He has an extensive record of scientific publications, with over 350 indexed on PubMed and an impressive h-index of 76 according to Clarivate/Web of Science and 95 on Google Scholar.
Commenting on his appointment, Prof Aletaha said, “I am deeply honoured to be entrusted with this incredible opportunity to lead EULAR into a new era. Together, we will strive to empower individuals, strengthen collaborations, and drive impactful change that transcends borders and brings the rheumatology community even closer together.”
Prof Iagnocco, who will continue to serve EULAR as Past-President and remain a member of the EULAR Board, expressed gratitude for her time as President. Known for her passion and dedication to the cause, Prof Iagnocco has tirelessly worked to improve the lives of people with RMDs, inspiring many in the process.
EULAR also announced the stepping down of Prof Iain McInnes as a Past-President and member of the EULAR Board. Prof McInnes’ contribution to EULAR, including the establishment of the EULAR Research Centre, has been instrumental to the organisation’s growth.
EULAR, a European umbrella organisation, represents scientific societies, health professional associations, and organisations advocating for people with RMDs. EULAR aims to reduce the impact of RMDs on individuals and society, improve RMD treatments, prevention, and rehabilitation, and promote excellence in rheumatology education and research.