16th Dr. Lourdes Manahan Lecture in Rheumatology

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Please mark your calendars for the 16th Dr. Lourdes Manahan Lectures in Rheumatology. This year, we will highlight the basic skills in the clinical practice of Rheumatology.

Regular registration fees apply onward. Visit the link http://bit.ly/16thlmlr or scan QR code for registration. We hope to see you there!

For details, kindly get in touch with Dr. Joyce Cortez (09163201985) and Ms. Jonalyn Pacle (09258083573).

15th Lourdes Manahan Lectures in Rheumatology

The UP-PGH Department of Medicine Section of Rheumatology would like to thank all those who took their time to attend the 15th Lourdes Manahan Lectures in Rheumatology last 15th of November, 2018 at the Museum of History of Ideas, UP Manila, Padre Faura, Manila. We were overwhelmed with the number of attendees for this years’ LMLR activity.

New insights regarding Primary Vasculitis have been imparted to those who were able to attend the lectures.

To further reinforce the lessons learned during this activity, we would like to share the lecture slides from our presentors. We kindly ask to give due credit if these are to be used as reference in other venues and activities.







Overview of Vasculitis LMLR 2018

Part 1 Version 2 Edited Diagnosing Vasculitis JP Lorenzo LMLR

Advisory regarding UP-PGH OPD

OPD advisory

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of our patients that we see in the OPD for their medical consultations. To address the concerns of continuity of care for our non-COVID 19 affected patients, we will offer telephone consultations for our old OPD patients. This will be in service until such time the UP-PGH OPD resumes regular operations.



Bone and Joint week 2019

Bone and Joint week 2019

We would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the week-long celebration of the 2019 International Bone and Joint week held last October 14-20, 2019.

The opening ceremonies were headed by Dr. Evelyn O. Salido, Head, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, UP-PGH. In attendance were Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, Director of the Philippine General Hospital and representatives from the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

This was followed by formal launch of the book entitled “Ang OsteoArthritis: OA ba and rayuma ko?” by Dr. Ester G. Penserga. She later delivered a lay lecture on the topic of Osteoarthritis. Audience interaction was very fruitful as they personally asked their questions to the expert lecturer.

We would like to extend appreciation to our corporate partner, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), for including us as part of their social advocacy.


2019 Bone and Joint week public health lecture

In connection with the 2019 Bone and Joint week celebration, we warmly invite everyone to a public health lecture by Dr. Ester Penserga.

Contact Grace at 09228016578 for more information and for registration

This activity has been made possible through our partners at the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

EGP lecture

Bone and Joint week 2019

Save the dates for the 2019 Bone and Joint week celebration. We have a full week ahead of activities geared towards patient education and awareness. We hope to see you all there!

These activities have been made possible through our partners at the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

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We would like to thank everyone who came to the 16th LOURDES MANAHAN LECTURES IN RHEUMATOLOGY  “Basic Steps to Mastering Rheumatology” last September 19, 2019.

We hope everyone had time well spent learning the basic but essential clinical knowledge in Rheumatology.

We have now uploaded our lecture slides for everyone to review and keep as future reference in their clinical application of Rheumatology basics.

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All materials may not be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, UP-PGH. However, reproduction and distribution, in whole or in part, by non-profit, research or educational institutions for their own use is permitted if proper credit is given, with full citation, and copyright is acknowledged. Any other reproduction or distribution, in whatever form and by whatever media, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, UP-PGH. For further information, please contact us @pgh.rheumatology@gmail.com

16th Dr. Lourdes Manahan Lecture in Rheumatology

We would like to thank everyone who came despite the traffic and the heavy rains for the 16th Lourdes Manahan Lectures in Rheumatology!

Stay tuned for more updates as we compile pearls from the lectures delivered!background

Lupus Club of PGH



We are currently holding our Learning Lupus lectures for our UP-PGH OPD patients as well as UP PGH Lupus Club members. Our goal is to increase patient awareness about Lupus, the disease manifestations, management and pregnancy in patients with Lupus. J

Connect with us thru our social media sites via Facebook and Twitter as well as our cellphone number @ 09335784264 (8 am to 5 pm only).

Bone & Joint Awareness Week (October 15-19, 2018)

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The UP-PGH Section of Rheumatology joins the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health of the Bone and Joint Decade in celebrating the International Bone and Joint Awareness Week this October 15-19, 2018. As part of the week-long festivities, we are launching the Bone and Joint Awareness Week Poster/Infographic-making Contest. This project aims to increase awareness and correct misconceptions about arthritis and its management.
The contest is open to all creative individuals residing in the Philippines. Joining the contest is FREE of charge. Three individuals have an opportunity to win cash prizes amounting to P10,000, P5,000, and P3,000.
Simply create your own digital poster or infographic. Email your entry/entries to pgh.rheumatology@gmail.com on or before October 8, 2018.

Contest Mechanics
1. The entries, in English or Filipino, shall be in digital format:
a. Minimum to appear expanded 3150 x 4200 pixels, a 2:1 ratio (18 x 24 inches in hard copy).
b. Minimum 175 DPI in resolution
c. In .JPEG format.
2. The theme shall be any of the following:
a. Awareness about arthritis in general and to correct misconceptions about arthritis and its management.
b. Awareness about any of the following common rheumatologic and musculoskeletal diseases:
i. Osteoarthritis
ii. Osteoporosis
iii. Low back pain
iv. Gout
3. Submission should include your full name, cellphone number, e-mail address and a short description of your contest entries and to be sent through email to pgh.rheumatology@gmail.com on or before October 8, 2018.
4. Contest is open to all. There is no limit of entry per person or per e-mail address.
5. All designs submitted shall be created specifically for this Contest and have not been used commercially. Entrant warrants and represents that they own all rights to the Entry, their Entry is the original work of the Entrant, does not contain any third-party designs, does not infringe on any third-party rights, complies with all laws and regulations, and does not contain defamatory statements, or invade privacy, publicity or other rights of any third party. Entries containing prohibited or inappropriate content will be disqualified, as determined by the section in its sole discretion. All the digital posters and infographics submitted will be shared in the social media accounts of the UP-PGH Section of Rheumatology.

The top 10 posters/infographics will be displayed at the PGH lobby during the Bone and Joint Awareness Week Celebration. The top three winners will be announced and awarded after the morning flag ceremony on October 15, 2018. The cash prizes are as follows:
a. First Prize: P10,000.00
b. Second Prize: P5,000.00
c. Third Prize: P3,000.00
d. Consolation Prizes: P1,000.00 for the rest of the top 10 entries.

For further information and details, you may the UP-PGH Section of Rheumatology at 554-8400 local 2207 and look for Dr. David Marcos or Mrs. Jonalyn Yepes-Pacle.