The EUSHNet Network was initiated under the auspices of the EULAR standing committee for Health Professionals.


The EUSHNet purpose is:

To improve non-pharmacological care and reduce inequity through an international network of health professionals working in SSc.


The EUSHNet network exists to improve non-pharmacological care and reduce inequity through an international network of health professionals working in SSc. The EUSHNet network is intended to complement the work of FESCA and the existing EUSTAR medical network in drawing together expert HPs with a specialist interest in the provision of, or development of, care for people with SSc and related conditions.

The network is affiliated to EULAR and EUSTAR and is a self-governing organization centering on the activities of HPs involved in the care of people with SSc and related conditions. EUSHNet will work with patient and medical groups to ensure commonality of purpose.

EUSHNet activities will be largely confined to the issues surrounding non-pharmacological care and as such focus on physical, psychosocial and educational therapies, along with the associated need and impact.

EUSHNet activities are intended to improve quality of care and reduce inequity internationally. As a general rule, priority is given to activities that have the broadest impact over localized or specialized issues.