Rheumatic Diseases


Arthritis and rheumatism encompass over 200 different conditions – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and gout, but also back pain, fibromyalgia and soft-tissue rheumatism, to name but a few.

Acute or chronic pain are typical for all these diseases and are experienced by most patients.

Rheumatic diseases are very common – most people experience rheumatic pain at least once in their lives.

The causes of many rheumatic diseases are still not known and only research will lead to better treatments.


In Switzerland

1,5 million people (1in 5) have symptoms of arthritis.

Nearly 300,000 people suffer from severe, chronic  forms of rheumatic disease which can result in  disability or the need for care.

1 child in 1,000 suffers from a rheumatic disorder.

The direct and indirect costs of arthritis and rheumatic disease amount to billions of francs.






For the first time, Nathalie Busso and Véronique Chobaz show their stunning photos from rhumatology research in a collective show, together with 7 other artists.

Benefit from the sale of the photos will go the the RMR Foundation

7th - 16th November 2013

CAR'ART Galérie d'art, Emil Frey SA Centre Automobile Romand

Opening: 7th November 2013, from 6 - 9 pm

Meet the artists/researchers on opening night or Sunday afternoon, 10th November, from 1.30 - 5.30 pm

Invitation and details