SHORT INTRODUCTION Dr Tiina Veldi graduated from the University of Tartu Faculty of Medicine as a non-specialised physician in 1987 and acquired the vocation of rheumatologist in 1993. She has been working as a rheumatologist ever since to help patients in Estonia and Finland. Dr Veldi is a member of the Estonian Society of Rheumatology, the Finnish Society for Rheumatology as well as the European League Against Rheumatism. She constantly attends various courses and conferences to further her expert knowledge. She takes special interest in autoimmune inflammatory joint diseases and early-onset arthritis.