Welcome to the OMERACT Patient Research Partner Network! We are a dynamic virtual platform dedicated to offering information, resources, education, and networking opportunities, as well as fostering innovative and proven ideas for patients and researchers passionate about patient-centered international rheumatology outcome measurement research.
OMERACT Patient Research Partners (PRP) support researchers by sharing their lived experience with a rheumatic condition. The PRP network facilitates the effective participation of all PRP's engaged in the OMERACT process.
We're thrilled to welcome Maya Desai as the newest member of our Patient Research Partner (PRP) Support Team. Maya brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to our efforts in enhancing patient engagement. Her dedication to patient-centered research will be invaluable as we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do.
Applications for OMERACT 2025 in Antalya Turkey May 14-18 2025 are now open. Your voice and experiences can help shape the future of OMERACT in meaningful ways. If you or someone you know is interested in joining this dynamic group of PRPs, please submit your application before the deadline of March 1st, 2024. You can find more details here
The OMERACT 2023 PRP Program underwent a significant transformation, emphasizing skill development and active participation in Working Groups, highlighted by a comprehensive pre-conference preparation and the introduction of the PEIRs framework for enhancing patient engagement in research. Feedback from PRP evaluations underlined the success of these initiatives, notably through educational sessions, peer networking, and the innovative fellows poster judging contest.
I know that’s important to researchers from the medical side, but from the patient’s side this is what’s really important to me, so how do we meet in the middle ? (Patient, Canada)