World Young Rheumatic Disease Day – WORD Day 2024 

Raising awareness and knowledge to help first and foremost in early diagnosis of young rheumatic diseases

Among the 71 hospital members in the ERN RITA’s network, 29 of them have expertise in pediatric rheumatology.

We are therefore happy to support World yOung Rheumatic Diseases Day (WORD Day), an annual event that takes place on the 18th of March.

The ultimate aim of WORD Day is to raise the awareness and knowledge level of parents, doctors, primary practitioners, teachers, and the general public to help first and foremost in early diagnoses, and a quick referral to specialised paediatric rheumatologists. We hope that awareness will have a ripple effect on all levels of practitioners who come in contact with these children, improving the level of treatment they receive and their prognosis worldwide.

More information here.