Submission of abstracts deadline: 1 July 2024

Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2024

Early registration and Active Participants registration deadline: 1 October 2024

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to invite you to the 14th Central European Congress of Rheumatology. After eighteen years, this traditional biannual congress is going to be, for the second time, hosted by the Slovenian Medical Association – Section of Rheumatology.
In keeping with the tradition of the CECR, the rheumatologists from the member countries and distinguished international speakers are going to present and discuss their research and clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatologic conditions. The clinically based sessions are going to focus on burning topics chosen by the member scientific societies. I am delighted to announce that, for the first time in the CECR’s history, there will be a dedicated pediatric rheumatology session, a session dedicated to transition of patients from pediatric to adult rheumatologists, and an opportunity for patient organizations to take part.
This time, the meeting will be held at Cankarjev dom in the centre of the lovely Christmassy Slovenian capital Ljubljana. Cankarjev dom is a cultural and congress centre named after one of the greatest Slovenian novelists and overlooks the national Parliament. Alongside the thought-provoking scientific program, we will certainly find time for exchanging views and ideas, successful local practices as well as socializing, strengthening friendships and strategizing further optimization of the delivery of care to our patients in the Central Europe.

I look forward to meeting you all in the magically decorated Advent Ljubljana,
Žiga Rotar
Slovenian Medical Association – Section of Rheumatology & CECR2024 President