May SIGA sa USTe!

The Philippine Rheumatology Association will have its first Special Interest Group Activity (SIGA) since its 2016 Annual Meeting at the Angelo King Audiovisual Room, 2/F Clinical Division Building, UST Hospital this May 30. Focusing on hot topics in systemic lupus erythematous, the lupus forum is co-organized by the PRA SLE, Vasculitis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases SIG and the UST Hospital Section of Rheumatology.

The preliminary program released by the organizers are as follows:

  • 1030 – 1100H   Registration
  • 1100 – 1115H    Opening Ceremonies
  • 1115 – 1200H    Top Stories in Lupus by Dr. Sandra Teresa Navarra
  • 1200 – 1245H   Lunch
  • 1245 – 1345H    Educational Symposia: Pulmonary Hypertension by Dr. Ivan Villespin
  • 1345 – 1415H     Seronegative APS: Does it exist? by Dr. Melissa Aquino-Villamin
  • 1415 – 1445H     Lupus and Kids by Dr. Christine Bernal
  • 1445 – 1515H     Managing SLE, Co Morbidities and Drug Toxicities
  • 1515 – 1530H     Break 
  • 1530 – 1630H    Interactive Case Discussion
  • 1630 – 1700H   Refractory Lupus Nephritis by Dr. Marica Lazo
  • 1700 – 1715H    Closing Remarks

CME units are being arranged with the Philippine Medical Association and the Philippine College of Physicians as of this posting. The Lupus SIGA at USTe will be open to PRA Members, rheumatology fellows in training and residents from PCP accredited institutions. Feel free to email philrheuma@gmail.com OR pra_office@yahoo.com for inquiries. Non-NCR delegates may coordinate with the secretariat for help in reserving rooms at the Domus Mariae Residences and the 1611 Residences (BGPOP) situated within the UST Grounds.

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