Education and Training WG

Information about the Education and Training WG

Education and Training

The main objectives of the Education and Training WG are:

  • Promotion and development of knowledge sharing and of training and educational activities for professionals, patients, caregivers and family members, including mobility programmes
  • Assessment of the educational and training needs of ERN ReCONNET target groups

In order to reach these objectives, the WG on Education and Training manages, together with the ERN ReCONNET Coordination Team, the educational activities of the ERN ReCONNET. In particular, the WG will focus on:

  • Organisation of educational webinars and accredited educational activities for the ERN ReCONNET target groups
  • Development of dissemination material on rCTDs (such as leaflets)
  • Support the ERN Exchange Programme

The ERN ReCONNET 2024 webinar calendar is now available!

Since October 2023, the organisation of the ERN ReCONNET webinars is managed by the Team of the IRCCS AOU San Martino in Genoa (Italy) and in particular by Prof. Maurizio Cutolo and the Genoa Team.

All the details and info regarding ERN ReCONNET webinars (e.g., upcoming events, registration link, recorded versions uploaded on our dedicated Webinars Playlist on the official ERN ReCONNET YouTube Channel) can be found here.


WG Chairs

Éric Hachulla
(CHRU de Lille)

Éric Hachulla
(CHRU de Lille)

APS Ricard Cervera (Hospital Clínic de Barcelona y Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu)
Laura Andreoli (Civil Hospital – Brescia)
EDS Nadezhda Shapovalova (Tartu University Hospital)
Agnieszka Zielińska (National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation)
IgG4 Augusto G. Silva (Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Norte, EPE)
Roberta Priori (AOU Policlinico Umberto I di Roma)
IIMs Ilaria Cavazzana (Civil Hospital – Brescia)
Estibaliz Iglesias Jimenez (Hospital Clínic de Barcelona y Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu)
MCTD Vera Guimarães (LPCDR – Liga Portuguesa Contra as Doenças Reumáticas)
Jorge Fernandes (Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, EPE)
RP Oliver Sander (Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf)
SLE Gamal Chehab (Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf)
Laura Damian (County Emergency Clinical Hospital Cluj)
SS Cristina Pamfil (County Emergency Clinical Hospital Cluj)
Serena Guiducci (AOU Careggi, Florence)
SSc Vanessa Smith (University Hospital Ghent)
Ilaria Cavazzana (Civil Hospital – Brescia)
UCTD Maria Magdalena Tamas (County Emergency Clinical Hospital Cluj)
Francesca Ingegnoli (ASST Centro Specialistico Ortopedico Traumatologico Gaetano Pini)
ePAGs Silvia Aguilera (Asociación Española Síndrome Antifosfolipídico)
Lisa Matthews (Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support)
Charissa Frank (
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