Submission of abstracts deadline EXTENDED 

    26 August 2024

    Notification of acceptance 

    15 September 2024

    Early registration and Active Participants registration deadline 

    1 October 2024

    Welcome letter

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am excited to invite you to the 14th Central European Congress of Rheumatology. After eighteen years, this traditional biannual congress is going to be, for the second time, hosted by the Slovenian Medical Association – Section of Rheumatology. 
    In keeping with the tradition of the CECR, the rheumatologists from the member countries and distinguished international speakers are going to present and discuss their research and clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatologic conditions. The clinically based sessions are going to focus on burning topics chosen by the member scientific societies. I am delighted to announce that, for the first time in the CECR’s history, there will be a dedicated pediatric rheumatology session, a session dedicated to transition of patients from pediatric to adult rheumatologists, and an opportunity for patient organizations to take part.
    This time, the meeting will be held at Cankarjev dom in the centre of the lovely Christmassy Slovenian capital Ljubljana. Cankarjev dom is a cultural and congress centre named after one of the greatest Slovenian novelists and overlooks the national Parliament. Alongside the thought-provoking scientific program, we will certainly find time for exchanging views and ideas, successful local practices as well as socializing, strengthening friendships and strategizing further optimization of the delivery of care to our patients in the Central Europe.

    I look forward to meeting you all in the magically decorated Advent Ljubljana,
    Žiga Rotar
    Slovenian Medical Association – Section of Rheumatology & CECR2024 President


    Keyonte Speakers

    Daniel Aletaha

    Chair of Rheumatology and Head of the Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of Vienna.

    Zoltán Szekanecz

    Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology


    Our venue, Cankarjev dom, has met the Slovenian Convention Bureau’s criteria and was issued with the "Safe and Healthy Meetings & Events" certificate. As part of the "Safe and Healthy Events" initiative, the safety and health standards at the congress are insure in cooperation with the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). The standards aim to ensure a higher level of health security for both event participants and staff and to limit the possible spread of communicable diseases, in particular, COVID-19 along with ensuring that all governmental laws are upheld to ensure the safety of all delegates.

    In - Person Event

    CECR 2024 will be held in a classical format – as an in-person event. We are excited to welcome you to the beautiful Ljubljana!


    • CECR2024 venue, hotels and city center in walking distances 
    • stress free city with many cafes, parks, and relaxation zones
    • safe to go alone - anywhere, anytime

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    General sponsor