Before we warm our seats to listen and learn about things Rheum, let us kick off the 26th PRA Annual Meeting #PhRheum2020 on the evening of February 20, 2020 with the Opening Ceremonies.
Following the Entrance of Colors, there will be a parade of the 2020 PRA Organizing Committee followed by the PRA Board of Trustees then the PRA Past Presidents.
Dr. Julie Li-Yu will then give her Opening Remarks and welcome participants to the convention. One of our beloved and respected pillars, Professor Tito P. Torralba, will then give an inspirational message to PRA members – particularly those who will be inducted that night.
The Induction of New PRA Fellows and Diplomates will then be handled by the Committee on Membership & Credentials and the Philippine Specialty Board of Rheumatology, respectively. Training Programs will then be recognized by the Association for their re-accreditation and for hosting the various CPD activities.
The evening will end with a industry-sponsored dinner symposium.
All PRA members are invited to come to the event. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Big #REVEAL during #PhRheum2020.
Don’t expect a magic show or some masked person revealing his identity during the 26th PRA Annual Meeting (although the next PRA President will be revealed during the Fellowship Night on February 22, 2020!).
REVEAL or Rheumatology Evidence, Excellence and Leadership are the themes around which our convention sessions will cluster around. We have invited local speakers and international guests to provide us two days’ worth of material to ponder and reflect on.
Updates to Guidelines on Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome and the Diagnosis of SLE
Emerging Therapies for Scleroderma ILD
Interstitial Pneumonitis with Autoimmune Features
Macrophage Activation Syndrome and ILD
Treat to Target in Spondyloarthritis
Excellence In Care / Best Practices
Rheumatic Manifestations of HIV/ AIDS
Immunosuppression in Patients with HIV/ AIDS
Best Practices in Osteoarthritis Care
Best Practices When Transitioning Pediatric Rheum Patients
Leadership in Education and Healthcare
Medical Education & Rheumatology
Universal Health Care & Rheumatology
Leadership Despite Adversity (Dr. Lourdes Manahan Memorial Lecture)
The annual dues for PRA fellows and diplomates includes admission to the convention. PRA clinical members and non-members have a registration fee of P4,000 (P3,500 if they register on or before January 31, 2020). Trainees (fellows in training, residents, interns and medical students) can register for P2,000 provided they bring certification that they are still in training,
We look forward to everyone joining us at the Big #REVEAL during #PhRheum2020 !
Well, that’s what we’re at least hoping our Filipino nurses would consider.
While there are ER nurses, ICU nurses, Diabetes Nurse Educators, Oncology nurses and Geriatrics nurse, I bet few have ever heard about Rheumatology nurses. A few articles from PubMed demonstrate the important role nurses play in the multidisciplinary care of patients with arthritis (Read them here, here and here). In fact, not a few organizations have released statements on the impact nurses have in improving care for patients with arthritis – like EULAR (read here) and Arthritis Australia (read here). The Philippine Rheumatology Association is one with them in calling for more rheumatology nurses involved in caring for patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
That’s why the PRA first had its Rheumatology Nurse Workshop in February 2018 during the pre-convention of the 24th PRA Annual Meeting. And we’re doing it again in 2020, when our annual meeting comes back to Manila, through the ASPIRE for Filipino Nurses workshop.
ASPIRE stands for the Asia Pacific Initiative for Rheumatology Nurse Educators – a project of the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) to develop the foundations for rheumatology nursing in the region. The technical working group consisted of rheumatologists and rheumatology nurse specialists. And the initial focus of the modules is the care of the patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
The modules to be covered during the workshop on 20 February 2020 at the Boracay 1 & 2 Ballroom of EDSA Shangri-La Hotel are:
Patient Assessments in RA
Treatment and Self Management in RA
Disease Monitoring and Follow up Care
Activities include lectures followed by knowledge assessment sessions. Participants will then be asked to accomplish a post workshop evaluation a few weeks after to assess the retention of concepts learned.
Participants will be limited to at least 50 nurses with priority being given to nurses who attended the PRA Nurses Workshop in 2018. Registration fees will be waived for the first fifty registrants. However, should nurses wish to attend the rest of the PRA Annual Meeting (from February 21-22, 2020), they would have to pay a P4,000 registration fee (P3,500 if they do so on or before January 31, 2020.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit units have been applied for with the PRC Board of Nursing.
We look forward to you joining us during the Big #REVEAL AT #PhilRheum2020.
Then join us during our pre-convention as we go over the management of frequently encountered rheumatic conditions.
The topics to be discussed include:
Approach to Joint Pains
Approach to Back Pains
Soft Tissue Rheumatism
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
So whether your a sub-specialist managing the other medical problems of your patients, an internist/ family physician/ occupational medicine specialist treating patients walking in to your clinic, a generalist/ city health officer/ municipal health officer attending to the many patients coming in or a resident/ intern/ medical student learning internal medicine, then this review course is for you!
Registration fees for non-PRA physicians is P4,000 (P3,500 if you register before January 31, 2019) and for trainees it will be P2,000 (a certification from your consultant is needed that you’re still in training). These fees also include your participation to the convention proper of the PRA Annual Meeting (happening from February 21-22, 2019). You can register through bit.ly/pra2020. Instructions on how to pay are found on the registration site.
See you at the Mactan 1 & 2 Ballrooms of EDSA Shangri-La Hotel on February 20, 2020.
We’re sure that a lot of things in rheumatology will be #REVEAL-ed this #PhRheum2020.
The Big #REVEAL is happening during the 26th PRA Annual Meeting from February 20-22, 2020. Themed “REVEAL” or Rheumatology EVidence, Excellence And Leadership, this year the convention is coming back to Metro Manila and will be held at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong.
There will be four tracks for #PhRheum2020:
ASPIRE for Filipino Nurses Workshop (Pre-Convention, 20 February 2020) will be the local implementation of the Asia Pacific Initiative for Rheumatology Nurse Educators
PRA Review Course (Pre-Convention, 20 February 2020) to refresh and update physicians on the management of commonly encountered rheumatic conditions in practice.
Convention Proper (21-22 February 2020) sessions will cluster around the themes of evidence review/ guideline updates, excellence in practice/ best practices and leadership in education and healthcare.
Patient Support Group Meeting (21 February 2020) to provide patients and their caregivers a perspective of local policies on disability, organizing support groups and introducing mindfulness as a self-care tool for patients.
Continuing professional development (CPD) credit units have been applied with the Professional Regulations Commission, Philippine Medical Association, Philippine College of Physicians, Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, Philippine Pediatric Society and the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine.
Registration channels for physicians had been opened since December 2019 through here.
We have SIX (6) rheumatologist in RIZAL for your musculoskeletal and rheumatic concerns!
DE JESUS, MICHELLE E.
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