Opportunities and challenges in rheumatology research in Central Europe

Zoltán Szekanecz, Branimir Anic, Gábor Héjj, Iztok Holc, Aniella Hunka, Eugene Kucharz, Klaus Machold, Miroslav Mayer, Artur Pahor, Rudolf Puchner, Jozef Rovensky, Ladislav Senolt, Alena Tuchynova, Jiri Vencovsky, Josef S. Smolen

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The Central European Congress of Rheumatology (CECR) has been organized by seven Central European countries: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These countries have lots of similarities, but also differences, with respect to rheumatology research. In this paper, based on questionnaires, we wish to demonstrate achievements and difficulties in rheumatology research performed in our region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number196
JournalArthritis Research and Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 4 2017



  • Arthritis
  • Central Europe
  • Collaboration
  • Funding
  • Research
  • Rheumatology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Szekanecz, Z., Anic, B., Héjj, G., Holc, I., Hunka, A., Kucharz, E., Machold, K., Mayer, M., Pahor, A., Puchner, R., Rovensky, J., Senolt, L., Tuchynova, A., Vencovsky, J., & Smolen, J. S. (2017). Opportunities and challenges in rheumatology research in Central Europe. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 19(1), [196]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13075-017-1368-z