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    ResearchContinue reading “RA Updates? Come to our November SIGa!”

An Invitation to Lupus & ACA 2017

Two international conventions will join together in 2017! LUPUS 2017 & ACA 2017: The 12th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus & the 7th Asian Congress on Autoimmunity on 26-29 March 2017 in Melbourne, Australia Abstract Deadline: 19 October 2016 | Early Registration Deadline: 19 December 2016 Learn more from their website: lupus2017.org   The 12th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (LUPUS 2017)Continue reading “An Invitation to Lupus & ACA 2017”

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”