The EULAR congress is imbued with the ethos of the modern world, and it has its expected share of rivalry, discord, and contention. Nevertheless, as a new direction in a world that came close to extinction not too long ago, there is a remarkable spirit of solidarity and revival on a continent that tragically has had a very, very bloody history.
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Like the world of Harry Potter, at EULAR, there can be moments of real magic. Those moments are special. To me, they are worth risking the wrath of a volcano to experience and savor.
Dr. Pisetsky is physician editor of The Rheumatologist and professor of medicine and immunology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.