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Lupus for Internists Post Grad on May 3, 2018

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

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And #PRA2018 PreConvention Ends

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

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#PRA2018 What’s in it for Patients?

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?

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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.Β  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

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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

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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

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PRA 2017: The Patients’ Track

Patients during conventions usually help other participants appreciate more of the disease(s) of interest. Well not anymore! The Patient Track is a by invitation only set of talks given to patients during the convention. The sessions will include a discussion on the Magna Carta for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), emotional wellness and best practices in… Continue reading PRA 2017: The Patients’ Track

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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