The aim of the Newsletter Sub-Committee is to keep our community updated on activities and latest news of EMUNET, as well as any upcoming events, new projects and other information that could be considered useful to young rheumatologists and researchers in the field.

EMEUNEWS newsletters are released monthly on the EMEUNET website. Recurring themes include the ‘Press Review and Journal Club’, and the EULAR/ ACR ‘Do Not Miss’ and ‘Highlights’ congress issues. The members of the Newsletter Sub-Committee are responsible for the coordination of these newsletters, while all Working Group members contribute to their contents.

Over the years, the newsletters have become an important activity of EMEUNET, as they are part of the “voice” of EMEUNET, help promote its visibility and are our means to engage the community.


Dear EMEUNET Members,

We are delighted that we have started publishing the Newsletter issues on the new EMEUNEWS website. Here, we introduce you to the Newsletter Editors who made this transition possible .

Giacomo Cafaro, MD, PhD
Department of Rheumatology

University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Giacomo is Assistant Professor of Rheumatology and Consultant Rheumatologist at the Rheumatology Unit of the University of Perugia and Perugia University Hospital, Italy. He has a PhD in Translational Medicine with a project on interactions between platelets and T cells in rheumatoid arthritis and is involved in other research projects on Sjögren’s syndrome. Giacomo is a member of EMEUNET the Newsletter Sub-Committee for the 3rd year.

Anastasia Madenidou, MD, MSc, MRCP(UK), MacadMEd
Centre for Musculoskeletal Research

The University of Manchester, UK

Anastasia is a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. She practices clinically at the Kellgren Centre for Rheumatology at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Her research work focuses on omics techniques to cluster CTD patients according to their molecular profile. Anastasia is the Deputy Chair of the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) and a member of the Newsletter Sub-Committee.

Stephanie Ling, MBChB MRes PhD MRCP(UK)

The University of Manchester, UK

Steph is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester and a rheumatology trainee in Manchester, UK. Her main research interest concerns treatment response to biologics in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This is her first year a member of the EMEUNET working group, on the newsletter Sub-committee.

Last updated: 22 Aug 2023