UCAN is a federation of four main network organisations active in the field of childhood arthritis, namely the EU based PRES, PRINTO and the North America-based CARRA and PRSCG. Information on those organizations can be found here.

Next to these organizations we are here bringing together information on large Network projects in Childhood Arthritis, such as EU-funded research networks.





Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic paediatric rheumatic disease and an important cause of short and long-term disability and quality of life impairment. Methotrexate (MTX) is the second line agent of first choice for the treatment of children with polyarticular JIA who do not respond to NSAIDs. ... read more

Pediatric Rheumatology INternational Trials Organisation (PRINTO)

Introduction The pediatric rheumatic diseases (PRD) are rare conditions associated with substantial morbidity, consequence on the quality of life, and monetary costs. Many studies of the impact and outcome of PRD have shown that this group of diseases is associated with greater morbidity and monetary cost than previously thought. For ... read more

Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES)

  PRES is a European scientific society for healthcare professionals in the field of paediatric rheumatology. Our mission is to: Promote knowledge of paediatric rheumatic diseases Stimulate research in this field Disseminate knowledge through scientific meetings and publications Provide guidelines and standards for good clinical practice Provide guidelines and standards ... read more

Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)

  Mission & Vision: The Mission of the alliance is to prevent, treat and cure rheumatic diseases in children and adolescents through fostering, facilitating and conducting high quality research. The Vision is that for all children with rheumatic diseases, CARRA will Perform clinical trials to define optimal care Conduct research ... read more

Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG)

PRCSG is a consortium of over 91 academic clinical pediatric rheumatology centers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico whose chief aim is to conduct high quality clinical trials of therapeutic agents in children with rheumatic diseases.     Website:   Contact information: PRCSG Coordinating Center Phone: 513-636-4495 ... read more


Objectives: Sensitize pediatricians and pediatric rheumatologists to the prompt recognition of Autoinflammatory Diseases; Provide proper information to families affected by these conditions Increase the knowledge on the clinical presentation, response to treatment and complications of theses rare disorders.   Website: PI: Dr Marco Gattorno Steering Committee: M. Gattorno, J. ... read more

EUTRAIN: Now hiring 14 researchers

The Marie Curie FP7 Integrated Training network EUTRAIN is now hiring 14 Early stage Researchers (ESR) for a wide variety of jobs all in translational research in childhood arthritis. The researchers will be allocated with 10 different partners. The researchers will receive a 36 month research contract with an extensive ... read more

EUTRAIN: all positions are now taken

The EU FP7 ITN project EUTRAIN has started, with all positions filled   ... read more