Founded in 2016 by RA patient organizations and leaders from 18 countries, the Global RA Network was formed to build international relationships and identify and work on common goals and initiatives to improve the lives of people living with RA around the world. Arthritis Consumer Experts (Canada) serves as the Network’s secretariat.

This website is the Network’s on-line meeting ground and a place to share its ongoing work and educational and informational resources with RA patients, care providers and governments.

The Global RA Network’s first initiative was to conduct a survey on patient experiences of RA models of care. To learn more, click here.

Global RA Network Members

Austria Tanita Wilhelmer and Mareen Schoenfelder - Österreichischen Rheumaliga/Jung und Rheuma
Brazil Marco Azevedo - Grupo de Apoio aos Pacientes Reumáticos do Ceará
Brazil Giselle Biancardini - ACREDITE - Amigos da Criança com Reumatismo
Brazil Priscila Torres - Grupar/EncontrAR
Canada Cheryl Koehn, Kelly Lendvoy - Arthritis Consumer Experts
Columbia Maria Rueda - Fundare Bogota
Croatia Mišo Matana, Nenad Horvat – NGO Remisija
Cyprus Eleftheria Antoniou – Cyprus League Against Rheumatism
Denmark Matilde Kristensen, Tanja Tofte Thomsen - Danish Association of Young people with Rheumatism
France Laurent Grange - l’AFLAR (French League Against Rheumatism)
Greece Katerina Koutsogianni - National Federation of Patients, Caregivers & Friends of Children with Rheumatic Diseases
Greece Souzi Makri – AGORA
Hungary Andrea Domján - Arthritis Betegklub
Hungary Tímea Tófalvi, Gábor Tóth - Reumabetegek a Célzott Terápiáért Egyesület
Ireland Gráinne O'Leary - Arthritis Ireland
Israel Maytal Maoz, Hily Wollach, Michal Nudel - Mifrakim Z'eirim
Italy Antonella Celano, Anna Marinella – APMAR
Italy Sara Severoni, Sylvia Tonolo – ANMAR
Netherlands Gerardine Willemsen- de Mey - President National Association ReumaZorg Nederland
Peru Karla Ruiz de Castilla Yábar - ESPERANTRA
Romania Rozalina Lapadatu - APPA
Russian Federation Natalia Bulgakova – Nadezhda
Slovenia Petra Zajc – Slovenian Rheumatism Association
Spain Eulalia Alcaide Cornejo, Antonio Torralba – CONARTRITIS
Taiwan Ling-yuan Chang – Rheumatoid Arthritis Aid Group
United Kingdom Clare Jacklin - National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
United States of America Tiffany Westrich-Robertson - International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis
Ukraine Kateryna Kodnianska – Joy of motion
Uruguay Alfredo Toledo - Fundación Salud Dr. Augusto Turenne