Johannes W.J. Bijlsma

Johannes W.J. Bijlsma

Professor of Rheumatology
Past President of EULAR
Netherlands

Johannes Bijlsma (MD 1974, PhD 1983) was professor of rheumatology in Utrecht as well as in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 1990 onwards; his research dealt with the role of glucocorticoids in general, treatment strategy trials in especially early rheumatoid arthritis and phenotyping osteoarthritis. He coached 75 PhD students and his H-factor = 85. He organized the EULAR online courses and was broadly active in the educational branch of EULAR. He was also involved in the preparation of many of the EULAR recommendations, including those on rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. From. 2017-2019 he was EULAR president, and is presently a member of the Board of Trustees of the FOREUM Foundation.