Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Welcome to our Special Interest Groups (SIGs)!

The PRA Special Interest Groups (PRA SIGs) were organized around common diseases of interest in rheumatology. These were organized to mirror those of the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR). Additional special interest groups were added based on concerns unique to the Philippine Rheumatology seeting. As of September 2019, there are 13 PRA SIGs. These are:


Chair: Dr. Jose Paulo Lorenzo


Chair: Dr. Sandra Navarra


Chair: Dr. Chito Lucero

Rheum Arthritis

Chair: Dr. Evan Glen Vista


Chair: Dr. Heizel Reyes


Chair: Dr. Julie Li-Yu


Chair: Dr. Geraldine Zamora

Scleroderma/ CTDs

Chair: Dr. Aileen Agbalong-Dimatulac

Chronic Pain/ FMS

Chair: Dr. Andrei Rodriguez

Pedia Rheum

Chair: Dr. Christine Bernal

MS Ultrasound

Chair: Dr. Juan Javier Lichauco


Chair: Dr. Michael Tee

Geria Rheum

Chair: Dr. Inocencio Alejandro

What are the tasks of the PRA SIGs?

  • Collaborate with the CME Committee in planning and developing continuing professional development activities
  • Collaborate with the Advocacy Committee in exploring, planning and implementing projects or activities that would benefit patients afflicted with rheumatic diseases
  • Collaborate with the Research Committee in exploring, planning and implementing activities that provide perspective and understanding of rheumatic diseases
  • Serve as advisers and partners on issues and other matters related to rheumatic diseases
  • Represent the Association in regional and local assemblies/ conferences to advance the field of Rheumatology

Date of Effectivity: September 2019

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