Have a paper? Be part of PRA 2015!

In the previous years, research papers were often presented at a single forum organized on the last day of the convention. These wonderful papers would only be heard by those planning to attend the business meeting – which follows immediately after. For 2015, THAT WILL ALL CHANGE. Several original papers will be selected for presentation at the 21st PRAContinue reading “Have a paper? Be part of PRA 2015!”

Clear your scheds from February 26-28, 2015!

It was only last April that we were in Cebu for the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) Congress. Soon, it’ll be time to celebrate a milestone! Let’s look back on what has changed and to move forward to the future of Rheumatology. Join us at the 21st Annual Meeting of the PhilippineContinue reading “Clear your scheds from February 26-28, 2015!”

The (2014 PCP) Exemplar Among Us

Dr Julie Li-Yu was recognized as a PCP Exemplar in Clinical Research during the recent Philippine College of Physicians Annual Convention, held in the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex. She was given the award during the event’s closing ceremonies held May 7, 2014. Dr Julie Li-Yu was last term’s PRA Research Committee Head and had, likewise, served on severalContinue reading “The (2014 PCP) Exemplar Among Us”

PRA has a new Board

With ninety-nine (99) of one-hundred and eight (108) active members voting, the Philippine Rheumatology Association elected a new Board during the APLAR Congress held from April 1 to 4 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu. The Board consists of: Dr Eric Jason B Amante Dr Paul V Santos Estrella Dr Sidney Erwin T Manahan Dr ArleneContinue reading “PRA has a new Board”

Food and Gout: Updated Advice

“My joints started being painful when I ate….” “I must have eaten a lot of … that’s why my knees are painful.” “Is there anything I should avoid eating?” “Is it true that eating pork, beans and rice cause joint pains?” I almost always encounter similar statements and questions when evaluating patients coming in forContinue reading “Food and Gout: Updated Advice”

Is Arthritis Just An Old Man’s Scourge?

It’s 2014 and yet most people still harbor the old-fashioned misconceptions about arthritis. Many thinks that arthritis: is a disease of the old people, is triggered by certain weather conditions, is a nuisance feeling of pain and discomfort, can be cured, and is caused by bad diet. The truth is there are more than 100Continue reading “Is Arthritis Just An Old Man’s Scourge?”