President-Elect of EULAR; Professor of Rheumatology - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; University of Amsterdam; Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Professor Johannes Bijlsma is the President-Elect of EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism), and a Professor of Rheumatology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, and Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He is also the Associate Editor of Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.
Professor Bijlsma researches and specialises in immune aspects of rheumatic diseases and Osteoarthritis. He has authored and co-authored over 650 articles published in peer-reviewed international journals, has contributed chapters in a number of textbooks, and has edited and co-edited in several books in the field of Rheumatology.
Professor Bijlsma is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the Osteoarthritis Research Society. He also served as President of the Dutch Society for Rheumatology from 1996-1999, and Chairman consilium from 2002 -2008.