Smoking Causes Arthritis

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

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LIBRENG Konsultasyon sa Mga May Arthritis at Rayuma

Marami kaming natatanggap na katanungan sa kung saan puwede pumunta kung may nararamdamang pananakit ng likod at kasu-kasuhan. Subali't marami sa mga ito ay may kaakbay na agam-agam sa gastos ng pagkonsulta. Huwag na mag-alala. Narito ang listahan ng mga ospital/ klinik kung saan puwede magpakonsulta ng LIBRE para sa arthritis at rayuma. Mapapansing karamihan … Continue reading LIBRENG Konsultasyon sa Mga May Arthritis at Rayuma

FREE Rheuma Consultations

We've been getting a lot of inquiries on where people can go for their rheumatology concerns. Unfortunately a lot of those asking express concern over the costs of consultations. Well, worry no further ... Thanks to Dr. Geraldine Racaza who started the ball rolling. We now have a list of centers where you can consult … Continue reading FREE Rheuma Consultations

PRA 2017: The Rheumatologists Track

The central program for the PRA 2017 is the one addressing the needs of those with subspecialty training in the field - The Rheumatologists Track. Open to both PRA members and non-members, this track will start on the afternoon of the 23rd and end in the afternoon of the 25th February 2017. The topics are … Continue reading PRA 2017: The Rheumatologists Track

Conrad Hotel: Home for PRA2017

Conrad Hotel will be home for PRA2017. Situated within the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, the hotel is close to local attractions (the SM Mall of Asia is within the complex), the business district and the airport. Many would say it is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. Conrad offers … Continue reading Conrad Hotel: Home for PRA2017

PRA 2017: The Generalists Track

The Generalists Track is open to general practitioners, family physicians, internists and specialists with interests in the care of patients with arthritis and rheumatism. The track will run from February 23 afternoon to the whole day of February 24. (Plenary sessions common for all tracks are happening on the morning of the 23rd). The first … Continue reading PRA 2017: The Generalists Track

A PRA Member Gets a TOYM

The Philippine Rheumatology Association congratulates Dr. Geraldine Zamora-Racaza for being the 2016 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardee for Medicine. She received the award for her inspired advocacy work connected to the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation and the Lupus Bridging Fund. You can learn more about the TOYM Awardee and Doc Ging's win here. Your PRA … Continue reading A PRA Member Gets a TOYM

3 Tracks for Participants of PRA 2017

The 23rd PRA Annual Meeting will have separate tracks to cater to everyone's differing educational/ information needs. This is probably the first time that the organizers have deliberately structured the annual event in a way to address participants' interests.  There will be different talks given to those with specialty training in Rheumatology (open to both … Continue reading 3 Tracks for Participants of PRA 2017

RA Updates? Come to our November SIGa!

PRA members are once again invited to attend a special interest group activity this November 5, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Makati City. The focus of the day's events will be rheumatoid arthritis. Listed below is the preliminary program provided by the Makati Medical Center Section of Rheumatology, the event's co-organizer. 1030 - 1200H    Research … Continue reading RA Updates? Come to our November SIGa!