Arthron – Research Centre for Rheumatic Diseases Amsterdam clusters rheumatic diseases related research in the Amsterdam area. Arthron was initiated by Jan van Breemen Institute, Sanquin Research, Slotervaart Hospital, Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, and Medical Centre of the Free University.
Also all other relevant Amsterdam knowledge institutes collaborate in Arthron. The goal of the Arthron foundation is to co-ordinate and stimulate the research in combating rheumatic diseases. The board of Arthron consists of the directors of the collaborating institutes.
Four times a year Arthron organizes a theme conference.