APLAR-EULAR Exchange Program




The purpose of the APLAR-EULAR Exchange Program is to promote the international exchange of clinical and research skills, expertise and knowledge within rheumatology. The program recognises outstanding rheumatology professional faculty in both laboratory and clinic-based research and provides exposure to the exciting work being done by colleagues overseas. This exchange program allows candidates to share knowledge and experience and creates opportunities for collaboration.

The program supports young academic rheumatologists to travel from Asia Pacific to Europe to experience the EULAR Annual Congress, engage in a half-day exchange program with European colleagues at the Annual Congress and participate in a subsequent site visit at a local institution.

Travel grant will be awarded upon completion of the program.

APLAR is inviting AYR members who are Rheumatologists or Senior Residents in Rheumatology to apply for the program. Successful candidates will receive a complimentary registration to the EULAR Annual Congress and a travel grant of 2’000 EUR. In addition, there will be an optional one-week attachment to a EULAR Center of Excellence, for selected candidates to be given an additional travel grant of 1’000 EUR.

Applicants need to fulfil the following requirements:

Applicants who do not meet all eligibility criteria listed above will not be considered.


Detailed information is found in the application form. Please download to apply. For enquiry and completed application form submission, please email secretariat@aplar.org

Documents for submission with this application:

Closing date to submit application: 25 November 2019