Gout is an episodic, severely painful form of inflammatory arthritis caused by increased uric acid. It afflicts 1.6% of Filipinos and has increased in prevalence over the last decade. It primarily affects men, starting in their 20's. Women, mostly those who are post-menopausal, may become victims as well. Left untreated, gout becomes more severe and attacks more… Continue reading PRA Launches its Gout Awareness Campaign
The 21st PRA Annual Meeting will be held from February 27 to 29, 2015 at the Sofietel Hotel, Pasay City. Below is the tentative Scientific Program (as of December 15, 2014). PRECONVENTION: 26 February 2015 (Thursday) Basic Rheumatology Course (half-day) Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (whole day) CONVENTION DAY 1: 27 February 2015 (Friday) 0830-0845H Year in Review:… Continue reading PRA 2015 Scientific Program – First Annoucement
Research papers and lectures are not the only ways for you to be part of PRA 2015. If you have interesting images or pictures, why not submit them to our Images in Rheumatology competition? This contest is open to the PUBLIC. The subject of the photos should be a clinical or laboratory image related to… Continue reading Have pictures to share? Be part of PRA 2015!
In the previous years, research papers were often presented at a single forum organized on the last day of the convention. These wonderful papers would only be heard by those planning to attend the business meeting - which follows immediately after. For 2015, THAT WILL ALL CHANGE. Several original papers will be selected for presentation at the 21st PRA… Continue reading Have a paper? Be part of PRA 2015!
It was only last April that we were in Cebu for the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) Congress. Soon, it'll be time to celebrate a milestone! Let's look back on what has changed and to move forward to the future of Rheumatology. Join us at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Philippine… Continue reading Clear your scheds from February 26-28, 2015!