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)”

Brief Overview of PRA 2016

It’s just 6 weeks from our 22nd PRA Annual Meeting. Are you excited already? Listed below are tentative events for our three-day convention: 25 February 2016 (Pre-Convention) Applied Rheumatology Made Simple (ARMS) Workshop Gout Awareness Campaign Activity PEARL Musicale (SM City Iloilo Activity Center)   26 February 2016 (Convention Day 1) Induction of New Members Dr.Continue reading “Brief Overview of PRA 2016”

Invitation to PRA 2016

It is with great excitement that we invite you our honored guests, speakers and colleagues to the 22nd PRA Annual Meeting happening at the Iloilo Convention Center (ICON) in Iloilo City from February 25-27, 2015. It has been almost 20 years since we last hosted our annual meeting  – thus, the theme “Linking Past to the Present” isContinue reading “Invitation to PRA 2016”

A Message from the President

As I and the rest of the Board enter the last phase of our term, I want to personally thank you for all the advice, friendship and support you have bestowed upon us. We have met almost monthly as a Board to ensure that we give our best to the Philippine Rheumatology Association. In FebruaryContinue reading “A Message from the President”

The 12th LMLR is Happening on the 20th!

We’re proud that we’ve maintained a fairly healthy lifestyle. It’s needed to keep up with the fast paced way of life. But what do we do when joint pains pay us a visit? What happens when our  joints call for payback after years of very active living? The 12th Dr. Lourdes Manahan Lectures in Rheumatology,Continue reading “The 12th LMLR is Happening on the 20th!”

There’s a Lupus Nephritis Forum on July 24!

Lupus Nephritis (LN), a common manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, affects 50-60% of patients with the disease at one point of their illness. It is a serious problem – although, it’s symptoms are not always dramatic (if you’ve been watching morning TV lately, you get what I mean). And as such, rheumatologists and nephrologists oftenContinue reading “There’s a Lupus Nephritis Forum on July 24!”