About JCR

With more than 9,950 members of practicing physicians, research scientists and academic scholars from all major scientific and hospital institutions, the Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR) provides a collegial network for rheumatologists and other specialists to share knowledge on the prevention and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

JCR’s mission is to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on individuals and society by sharing knowledge of the pathogenesis of rheumatology so that the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of rheumatic diseases can be improved. To this end, JCR fosters excellence in education and research in the field of rheumatology. It promotes basic science and clinical research, as well as the translation of research advances into daily care, and fights for the recognition of the needs of people with rheumatic diseases.