OMERACT Patient Research Partner Network

OMERACT is committed to supporting the full participation of its PRPs in outcomes research throughout the year. PRPs who are active members of Working Groups and SIGs (that are scheduled to participate in the biennial OMERACT conferences) are supported financially by the OMERACT Executive Committee through organisational fundraising. While health professionals have predominately been responsible for seeking funds to support PRPs, there is a growing trend for all stakeholders to participate in securing critical funding for PRPs and Fellows. For example, PRPs in the Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Working Group appealed and secured funds that assisted the Working Group to fund additional PRPs to attend an OMERACT conference. If you have contacts, foundations, or companies that may be interested in supporting Patient Research Partner activities and/or research, please contact for more information,