Organized by: ERN RITA
Type of activity: Educational activity, Other Health Promotion & Prevention Title / subject: WORD DAY 2022
Description: 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.
WORD Day is an annual event that takes place on the 18th of March every year. Through the international networks of PReS and ENCA, diverse local and virtual events will be designed and implemented by local organising committees in each country, to be run in hospitals, universities, public areas and online.
Societies involved: PReS, PReS EMERGE
RITA Centers: UMC Utrecht, Netherlands, Nico Wulffraat Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, Jordi Anton University Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tadej Avcin University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium, Carine Wouters
RITA centers will participate to promote awareness and knowledge on pediatric rheumatic diseases through different kind of activities. The list of activities may be found on the Word Day website.
Partners: Patients Organizations (KOURIR, Inbar, Zoe’s Angels, JVN, AMRI, Rheumaliga Berlin, iCAN, KAISZ, ORKA, Juvenile Arthritis Research, and others) Health Organizations, NHS, various hospitals and universities.