Following elections held during the 24th PRA Annual Meeting, the general assembly elected its new Board of Trustees. The new Board consists of: The New PRA Board (from left to right) during Induction Ceremonies held 17 February 2018: Dr Noel Perez, Dr Sids Manahan, Dr Jombi Lichauco, Dr Chito Lucero, Dr Heizel Reyes, Dr Julie … Continue reading Welcome to the New PRA Board
The Lupus Inspired Advocacy (LUISA) of the Rheumatology Educational Trust Foundation, Inc. (RETFI), in partnership with the Philippine Rheumatology Association, invites internists to this post graduate course focusing on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. This will be on May 3, 2018 from 7AM to 5PM at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila. International faculty for the post graduate … Continue reading Lupus for Internists Post Grad on May 3, 2018
The challenge with pre-conventions is coming up with a program that would compel participants to attend even before the formal program starts. This year's activity seemed to have achieved just that! The day started with the Rheumatology Workshop for Nurses (WFN) which sought to introduce rheumatology nursing to the country. It started with discussions on … Continue reading And #PRA2018 PreConvention Ends
How do developing countries contribute to an organization like the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR)? With limited resources, few opportunities for research and even fewer physicians taking up the field, can a country like the Philippines contribute to the advancement of Rheumatology? Let’s all listen as the APLAR President Elect gives this … Continue reading #PRA2018 Dr. Lourdes Manahan Memorial Lecture Speaker
Proximity Cards, that is. Being a subspecialty society of the Philippine College of Physicians, scientific activities of the Association can be granted PCP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credit Units. In fact, for the 24th PRA Annual Meeting you'll be getting you'll be getting 5! And to think we just need 15 CPD units per year … Continue reading #PRA2018 PCP Member? Bring Your Cards!
The usual meeting would discuss what's new with a particular disease then leave it up to the participants to decide on how to apply the new learning in actual practice. But this year's PRA Annual Meeting promises to be DIFFERENT by providing scenario-driven discussions of hot topics in Rheumatology and Medicine. The convention also covers … Continue reading #PRA2018 Why Should Doctors Attend
Similar to last year, patients may participate in our rheumatology patient group meeting happening on February 16, 2018 (Friday) starting at 1 PM. Pre-registration should be done with our PRA secretariat prior to the said date as we can only accommodate a limited number of participants. No registration fee will be charged to accepted patients. … Continue reading #PRA2018 What’s in it for Patients?
The convention proper starts on 16 February 2018 but here's an incentive for everyone to arrive a day in advance! The pre-convention is an opportunity for the Association to expand services offered to patients with rheumatic diseases. This year there will be two main pre-convention activities - the Rheumatology Workshop for Nurses and the Rheumatology … Continue reading #PRA2018 Pre Convention
It's time once again to learn and share our experiences in managing patients with rheumatic diseases. This time - it'll not just be between doctors and patients. Joining us are our nurses. We do look forward to seeing you in this year's PRA Annual Meeting. Convention Date: 16-17 February 2018 Pre-Convention: 15 February 2018 Opening … Continue reading #PRA2018 The 24th Annual Meeting
Dear Senators, You might wonder why we, rheumatologists, are appealing to you to please support the proposal to increase tobacco tax. It is because we know that smoking increases the risk for development for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Buerger’s disease which afflict patients under our care. It is also associated with negative outcomes for most … Continue reading Smoking Causes Arthritis