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Welcome to EUSTAR

The European Scleroderma Trials and Research group (EUSTAR)

EUSTAR aims to foster the awareness, understanding and research of scleroderma and its management throughout Europe.

  Eustar Educational Course, Katowice (POL) 2015

Dear EUSTAR members, Dear Colleagues,

We wish to make the following announcement:

(1) EUSTAR/WSF meeting in Florence:    

A strategic meeting of EUSTAR/WSF was hold in Florence, April 2016. Additional information are provided as short video sequences, which you will find following this link:


(2) The recent board elections:       

The recent board elections were held during the EULAR annual meeting in London, June 2016.  


From left to right: Prof. Balbir (councellor), Prof. Gabrielli (councellor), Prof. Allanore (chairman), Prof. Kowal-Bielecka (secretary), Prof. Distler (treasurer), Prof. Hunzelmann (councellor), missing: Prof. Martinovic (councellor)


(3) Journal of Scleroderma and Related Disorders:                                 

A journal for scleroderma and related disorders has recently been established. The Journal of Scleroderma and Related Disorders (JSRD) is the official journal of the World Scleroderma foundation. The cover of the journal can be found under the following link. For additional information on the journal, please go to the official webpage: (active soon!).


Yannick Allanore,   Otylia Kowal-Bielecka,   Oliver Distler

EUSTAR secretariat

For issues regarding EUSTAR, please contact the secretary of EUSTAR, Otylia Kowal-Bielecka

  • Dep. of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine
  • Medical University of Bialystok
  • Sklodowskiej-Curie 24A
    15-276 Bialystok, Poland
  • Tel: + 48 857 468482
  • Fax: + 48 857 468606
  • E-Mail: or

Steering Committee
Chairman: Yannick Allanore
Secretary: Otylia Kowal-Bielecka
Treasurer: Oliver Distler
Nemanja Damjanov, Serena Guiducci,
Ariane Herrick, Ulrich Walker