The group for trainees in paediatric rheumatology has these goals:

…to be recognized as pediatricians or rheumatologists specifically trained to perform pediatric rheumatology.

…to share our problems in training, clinically, in basic science, in lab work; lack of educational programs in many countries, no regulation at all in others; problems getting a job in many countries

…to improve teaching (on the web: lectures, images, X-rays, pictures, schemes, etc.) Look for resources: grants for people that do not have any possibility to train in their country (totally or in particular aspects); help to be able to attend the European meeting.

…to stimulate exchange from countries with a lot of science but too few children to others with huge clinics and not too many resources.

For further information please contact the trainees representative Nuyoo in the council of PRES:

Giovanni Filocamo, MD Italy [email protected]

Petra Hissink-Mueller Netherlands [email protected]

To all Paediatric Consultants & Neonatologists:

There will be a paediatric NIHR Academic Lecturer post advertised in mid November from Newcastle University & the Postgraduate Deanery. These are academic training posts for people post core training in paeds that must have submitted a PhD and are interested in an academic career (clinical or lab based)! The post comes with 50% protected time for research. If you are aware of any candidates that may qualify, please contact me.

Professor Josef Vormoor, Professor Child Health, Newcastle University

Email: [email protected]