#PRA2018 Dr. Lourdes Manahan Memorial Lecture Speaker

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 thisContinue reading “#PRA2018 Dr. Lourdes Manahan Memorial Lecture Speaker”

#PRA2018 PCP Member? Bring Your Cards!

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 yearContinue reading “#PRA2018 PCP Member? Bring Your Cards!”

#PRA2018 Why Should Doctors Attend

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 coversContinue reading “#PRA2018 Why Should Doctors Attend”

#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?”

#PRA2018 Pre Convention

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 RheumatologyContinue reading “#PRA2018 Pre Convention”

#PRA2018 The 24th Annual Meeting

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 OpeningContinue reading “#PRA2018 The 24th Annual Meeting”

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 mostContinue reading “Smoking Causes Arthritis”

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 karamihanContinue 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 consultContinue 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 areContinue reading “PRA 2017: The Rheumatologists Track”