LUPUS EUROPE PARTNERS

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LUPUS EUROPE PARTNERS

SLEuro is a voluntary association that promotes scientific research and information with regard to SLE and related syndromes. The Society is building a community of clinicians and researchers interested in SLE at an international level, promoting research and education on SLE as well as equal access to the best standards of care for SLE patients across Europe, and facilitating research projects and clinical trials in SLE.

LUPUS EUROPE is a strong supporter of SLEuro whose goals are fully aligned with LUPUS EUROPE’s vision of “A fulfilling life for all people with lupus in Europe until we have reached a world without lupus”. Over a number of years, we have appreciated the relentless efforts of the academics and researchers at the origin of SLEuro. We cannot thank them enough for their dedication to Lupus Research, the building-up of a dialogue with lupus patient groups, and their every day care for all people living with lupus in  Europe. To all lupus doctors, we say a big THANK YOU, from the depth of our hearts.

EPF: stands for the European Patients Forum. It is an umbrella organisation that represents European patients from all chronic disease areas. They work alongside their members in public health and health advocacy across Europe. Their members represent specific chronic disease groups at EU level or are national coalitions of patients. Their vision is that all patients with chronic and/or lifelong conditions in the EU have access to high quality, patient-centred equitable health and social care. Their mission is to ensure that the patients’ community drives policies and programmes that affect patients’ lives to bring changes empowering them to be equal citizens in the EU. They do this through educational seminars, policy initiatives and projects. LUPUS EUROPE is very involved in the work of EPF and tries to be present in all relevant seminars and projects.

EULAR: stands for European League Against Rheumatism and is a pan European organisation for healthcare professionals, scientific societies and national patient organisations (see PARE), specifically for rheumatic diseases. EULAR’s aim is to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on the individual and society and to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases.

The EULAR Annual European Congress of Rheumatology is held once a year (usually in June) in alternating major cities around Europe. It is seen as the primary platform for exchange of scientific and clinical information in Europe. It is also a renowned forum for interaction between medical doctors, scientists, people with arthritis/rheumatism, health professionals and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. LUPUS EUROPE is always represented.

IAPO: stands for The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations and is a global alliance representing patients of all nations across all disease areas.

PARE: stands for People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe and consists of national rheumatic patient organisations across Europe. They focus on actively involving people with arthritis/musculoskeletal conditions and encouraging them to take on a leading role in activities and projects that benefit their wider community. The Annual European Conference of PARE is held once a year in cities around Europe. Here representatives of the national rheumatism organisations have a chance to network with each other, get inspired and learn new things through workshops, lectures and networking events. LUPUS EUROPE is always represented.

SLEuro is a voluntary association that promotes scientific research and information with regard to SLE and related syndromes. The Society is building a community of clinicians and researchers interested in SLE at an international level, promoting research and education on SLE as well as equal access to the best standards of care for SLE patients across Europe, and facilitating research projects and clinical trials in SLE.

LUPUS EUROPE is a strong supporter of SLEuro whose goals are fully aligned with LUPUS EUROPE’s vision of “A fulfilling life for all people with lupus in Europe until we have reached a world without lupus”. Over a number of years, we have appreciated the relentless efforts of the academics and researchers at the origin of SLEuro. We cannot thank them enough for their dedication to Lupus Research, the building-up of a dialogue with lupus patient groups, and their every day care for all people living with lupus in  Europe. To all lupus doctors, we say a big THANK YOU, from the depth of our hearts.

EPF: stands for the European Patients Forum. It is an umbrella organisation that represents European patients from all chronic disease areas. They work alongside their members in public health and health advocacy across Europe. Their members represent specific chronic disease groups at EU level or are national coalitions of patients. Their vision is that all patients with chronic and/or lifelong conditions in the EU have access to high quality, patient-centred equitable health and social care. Their mission is to ensure that the patients’ community drives policies and programmes that affect patients’ lives to bring changes empowering them to be equal citizens in the EU. They do this through educational seminars, policy initiatives and projects. LUPUS EUROPE is very involved in the work of EPF and tries to be present in all relevant seminars and projects.

EULAR: stands for European League Against Rheumatism and is a pan European organisation for healthcare professionals, scientific societies and national patient organisations (see PARE), specifically for rheumatic diseases. EULAR’s aim is to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on the individual and society and to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases.

The EULAR Annual European Congress of Rheumatology is held once a year (usually in June) in alternating major cities around Europe. It is seen as the primary platform for exchange of scientific and clinical information in Europe. It is also a renowned forum for interaction between medical doctors, scientists, people with arthritis/rheumatism, health professionals and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. LUPUS EUROPE is always represented.

IAPO: stands for The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations and is a global alliance representing patients of all nations across all disease areas.

PARE: stands for People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe and consists of national rheumatic patient organisations across Europe. They focus on actively involving people with arthritis/musculoskeletal conditions and encouraging them to take on a leading role in activities and projects that benefit their wider community. The Annual European Conference of PARE is held once a year in cities around Europe. Here representatives of the national rheumatism organisations have a chance to network with each other, get inspired and learn new things through workshops, lectures and networking events. LUPUS EUROPE is always represented.

LUPUS EUROPE SPONSORS

LUPUS EUROPE is run by a board consisting of eight members (six volunteers and two contractors providing  part-time paid secretariat), as well as co-opted volunteers as needed.

Unfortunately, LUPUS EUROPE cannot rely on public funding to run its activities. We therefore have to operate based on grants or donations from sponsors. In 2019, we have received support from industry for a total amount of 165,084 Euros, or 91% of our total budget. Non Pharma donations have accounted for 12,238 euros (7% of total), members have contributed 4,546 euros (2%).

In our relations with industry, we rely on  the EFPIA Codes of Practice on relationships between the Pharmaceutical industry and patient organisations / healthcare professionals. We are particularly careful not to depend on any  single industry representative, and have fixed a target maximum contribution from a single firm to 20% of our budget. In 2019 the highest contribution of a single company has been 19% of our total budget.

Over the past year, LUPUS EUROPE has received support from the following partners and sponsors:

LUPUS EUROPE also enjoyed donations in kind from