When two distinguished Benelux rheumatologists look ahead to the evolution of their specialty in
the next ten years, their optimism is striking. They emphasize the technical innovations and
improvements that have recently been implemented, which benefit both the patient and the
medical specialist, also on the administrative platform. In a patient-oriented context they will take
advantage of digital means, and they can also communicate and share the best expertise in an
optimal international network. They will also learn a lot more of what’s really happening in the
earliest stages of the disease.