Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES) is a European scientific society for healthcare professionals in the field of paediatric rheumatology. Our mission is to:
We have regular input into the educational/scientific programme of the annual meetings of EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism), and are represented on the European Board of Paediatrics, which sets the standard of training of doctors.
The paediatric rheumatology international trials organisation (PRINTO) is based in Europe. Its chairman is a member of the PRES council and there is considerable overlap in the membership of the 2 organisations, thus facilitating good clinical research.
This Society is a non-profit making organisation whose purpose is to promote the knowledge of paediatric rheumatic diseases, stimulate research in these fields, disseminate such knowledge at meetings and publications, and provide guidelines and best standards in clinical practice and training in paediatric rheumatology. The Society will represent paediatric rheumatology in EU organisations (such as Union of European Medical Specialists).