About Us

About us

The Emirates Society for Rheumatology (ESR) is a member of Emirates Medical Association, and works tirelessly to improve the standard and quality of Rheumatology care in the UAE. ESR achieves its goals by collaboration with all healthcare providers and has established a network of rheumatologists throughout the UAE. ESR promotes a high educational standard by holding regular high quality educational events independently, and also in collaboration with the major international rheumatology societies.

ESR works relentlessly to collaborate with governmental departments to facilitate the implementation of best practices in rheumatology guidelines and recommendations.

ESR advocates the training and development of allied healthcare professionals in rheumatology.


Rheumatoid arthritis and other connective tissue diseases are a leading cause of disability around the world. Through better management of these conditions by Rheumatologists, Orthopedic doctors, Family doctors and Internists the burden of these diseases will be reduced for patients and their families. The Emirates Society for Rheumatology (ESR) is a leading specialist medical society which aims to bring innovative information about rheumatic diseases. We support our members to help deliver the best care for their patients, to improve the lives of children and adults with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.

Board of Directors

Emirates Society for Rheumatology

Jamal Al-Saleh

Noura Zamani
Vice President

Ahlam Al Marzooqi
General Secretary

Huda Al Hammadi
Scientific Committee Chairperson

Heba Al-Maashari
Cultural Committee Chairperson