The goals of the Institute are:

  1. To educate and train Greek medical doctors (specialized and specialists), Rheumatologists and physicians of all specialties dealing with autoimmune diseases and chronic immune-induced diseases such as Immunologists, Dermatologists, Gastroenterologists, Endocrinologists, Nephrologists, Neurologists, Pneumonologists, General Practitioners etc. others and laboratorians specialties such as Biopathologists / Microbiologists. It also aims at expanding the knowledge in health sciences specialties with a direct connection to rheumatic and autoimmune diseases (eg physiatrists, physiotherapists, nurses, nutritionists, biologists, life scientists, biotechnologists, medical graduates, etc.).
  2. To perform basic, translational and clinical research in rheumatic and autoimmune diseases
  3. To inform patients, patients’ associations and societies, and the general public and the about recent developments in rheumatic and autoimmune diseases.


The means by which these objectives are achieved are indicative:

  1. Organization of the Annual Panhellenic Conference on Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases with International Participation
  2. Organization of Symposia, Workshops and Training Seminars for Doctors and Patients
  3. Running of an Online Scientific Journal for Doctors and Bioscientists (entitled Excellence in Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases)
  4. Issuance of regular newsletters
  5. Website with updates, articles, news related to the latest developments in rheumatology and autoimmune diseases for doctors and patients
  6. Awarding scholarships and cash prizes and awards for the training of doctors and bioscientists
  7. Cooperation with Greek and International universities, laboratories, institutes and institutes for the promotion of translation and clinical research