A Lay Fora on Gouty Arthritis

Professor Josef Smolen’s Visit to PGH

Last August 27, the PGH Section of Rheumatology was fortunate to have a visit from the venerable Professor Josef Smolen. He conducted a small group open discussion with the fellows of the section and the section head, Dr Ester Penserga. Other consultants in attendance were Dr. Michael Tee, Dr Jose Paolo Lorenzo and Dr Heizel Manapat-Reyes.

There were various topics discussed, but the focus was on rheumatoid arthritis. Dr Smolen also talked about the use of CDAI/SDAI and their advantages over the DAS28.

It was good exposure for everyone in the group to hear from a very much accomplished rheumatologist. Professor Smolen is co-author of several books: Contemporary Targeted Therapies in Rheumatology, SLE: A Companion to Rheumatology, Rheumatology: 2 Volume Set, and a lot more.

And like the description of him in “The Rheumatologist“, working with the good professor was indeed, fun!

Dr Michael Tee Performs a “Smolen Joint Count”

Prof Smolen signs research papers

Prof Smolen with the Section of Rheumatology UP-PGH (Consultants, Fellows and Residents)

Prof Smolen with the Section of Rheumatology UP-PGH and Pfizer Team