CONGRATULATIONS to our Board Passers!

The following have successfully passed the written examination given by the Philippine Specialty Board of Rheumatology last 26 June 2016 at the Cathedral Heights Building Complex, St. Luke’s Medical Center: (Alphabetically Arranged) AFOS, Ivy CRISTOBAL, Miguel Antonio C. DE ASIS-FABILA, Aime S. GUTIERREZ-RUBIO, Anna Kristina TUPAS, Stamen N. ZAMORA, Leonid D. The above clinical membersContinue reading “CONGRATULATIONS to our Board Passers!”

Program for the Psoriatic Arthritis SIG 2016

Below is the program for the special interest group (SIG) meeting scheduled on 11 August 2016 to be held at the Museum of a History of Ideas, Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila. 1:45 PM – Patient’s Perspective on Psoriatic Arthritis – Mr. Josef De Guzman (President/ CEO, Psoriasis Philippines) 2:00 PM – Psoriatic Arthritis in AsiaContinue reading “Program for the Psoriatic Arthritis SIG 2016”

PRA Mourns the Passing of a Pillar

The Philippine Rheumatology Association mourns the passing of its Past President Dr. Joseph Antigua. Jojo is fondly remembered as a colleague, a friend, and a leader. We honor him for his service to the PRA and the support and friendship he extended to everyone. We are one with his family in this moment of grief.Continue reading “PRA Mourns the Passing of a Pillar”

Statement on Raising Awareness about Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

We, in the Philippine Rheumatology Association, are pleased to partner with the Philippine Dermatological Society, Psoriasis Philippines and Novartis in increasing awareness for our patients with psoriasis.  As rheumatologists, we are keenly aware of the pain and suffering that our patients with psoriatic arthritis go through in their everyday lives. Aside from the social stigmaContinue reading “Statement on Raising Awareness about Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis”

It’s the 13th LMLR!

The UP PGH Section of Rheumatology holds the Dr. Lourdes Manahan Lectures in Rheumatology for the 13th straight year. Themed “Backtrack: Back Pain Management at the Forefront”, the event will be held on August 11, 2016 at the Museum of a History of Ideas, UP Manila, Padre Faura St. (Fronting the Department of Justice Compound).Continue reading “It’s the 13th LMLR!”

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 TissueContinue reading “May SIGA sa USTe!”

Pahayag ng PRA tungkol sa UA Block

Nananawagan ang Philippine Rheumatology Association (PRA) sa publiko na itigil ang pag-inom ng UA Block, isang hindi rehistradong gamot para sa arthritis. Ayon sa Philippine Food and Drug Administration (Ph FDA) Advisory No. 2015-035, ito ay maaring magdulot ng panganib o kapahamakan sa kalusugan. Ang panawagang ito ay bunsod ng mga na-obserbahang malubhang komplikasyon naContinue reading “Pahayag ng PRA tungkol sa UA Block”

PRA Statement on UA Block

The Philippine Rheumatology Association warns the public against the use of UA Block, an unregistered herbal supplement for arthritis. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (Ph FDA), through advisory no. 2015-035, has declared this drug to be potentially dangerous to health. Rheumatologists have observed serious medical complications which may be associated with this product amongContinue reading “PRA Statement on UA Block”

PRA Welcomes Its New Board of Trustees

Followings elections held during the 22nd Annual Meeting, a new Board of Trustees was inducted during Fellowship Night last 27 February 2016. They are as follows: President Dr Bernadette Heizel Reyes Vice President Dr Julie Li-Yu Secretary Dr Sidney Erwin Manahan Treasurer Dr Emmanuel Perez Members: Dr Auxencio “Chito” Lucero Jr. Dr Paul Santos EstrellaContinue reading “PRA Welcomes Its New Board of Trustees”

WIN with Arthritis (A Post PRA 2016 Report)

More than 500 physicians, paramedical professionals and medical students were all WINNERS in the recently concluded 22nd Philippine Rheumatology Association (PRA) Annual Meeting at the Iloilo Convention Center last 25-27 February 2016 with the general theme “Linking Past to Present”. The event kicked off with pre-convention activities consisting of an ARMS (Applied Rheumatology Made Simple)Continue reading “WIN with Arthritis (A Post PRA 2016 Report)”