The Caribbean Association for Rheumatology is delighted to host its 10th annual scientific meeting in the beautiful and unique island paradise of Curacao, and is privileged to once again partner with NASHKO in educating the medical community.
Curaçao is a 171 square mile island in the southern Caribbean with a population of 160,000. It features historic settlements, rugged landscapes and beautiful beaches. Curaçao's main port city, Willemstad, is reminiscent of an Old World European city with brightly painted Dutch colonial buildings in vibrant pinks, yellows and blues. Outside the city, the landscape shifts to a desert scene, with spiny aloe and mesquite sprouting from atop weathered limestone cliffs. Picture-perfect bays and coves flank the island, their turquoise waters lapping gently against powdery white sand. Curaçao's reefs teem with marine life and trade winds keep temperatures in the mid-80s.
Curacao has a rich tradition of medical education and research. The island displays its commitment to advancing medical knowledge through the work of the Dutch Caribbean Foundation for Clinical Higher Education (NASKHO) founded in 1967.
ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE:
This 2-day conference features clinical and basic science updates of relevance to medical personel involved in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases and their complications. Because rheumatic diseases are systemic and their complications potentially involve every system in the body, the conference is relevant to many physicians. The conference promises to be interactive with question and answer sessions to allow participants to deepen their understanding of rheumatic diseases.
Presenting faculty hail from the Netherlands, Canada, USA, Panama, Dominican Republic and a host of Dutch, French and English-speaking Caribbean islands. An exciting ultrasound workshop is being taught by the Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group.
The Renaissance Hotel is nestled on a beautiful beach in historic Willemstad.
For more information visit the hotel website
CAR Annual General Meeting
Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound group (SRUG)
Immunology & Rheumatology, what is new?
Prof Ashley Duits
Role of Interleukin 6 in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatic diseases induced by cancer immunotherapy
Debating long term use of steroid therapy Keynote Speaker
Prof. Maartens Boer
Welcome and Introductory remarks
High Risk HPV infections in women with SLE and other systemic autoimmune disease
SLE in St. Lucia
Experience in Martinique with SLE nephritis
Pregnancy in Rheumatic diseases
Rheumatologic care in the geriatric population- is it different?
Eon Harris Lecture Rheumatology, Neurology and the antiphospholipid syndrome- united by inflammation?
Psoriasis in the Caribbean
Psoriatic Arthritis in Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago
Pulmonary & Rheumatology - special cases
Monique Won Lu Sing
JAK inhibitors- TBA
Experience with Biosimilars in the Dominican Republic
Challenging cases in rheumatology
Challenging cases in rheumatology
Dr Ali trained in Medicine at the University of the West Indies (UWI). He completed the DM in Internal Medicine at UWI and trained in Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London (1989-1992), with a research Fellow’s position in the Retrovirus Research Group at the Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, England. He is specialist certified in Neurology by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He then completed a clinical fellowship in Epilepsy in New York at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. He has received several awards locally and internationally for his work, including the Donald M. Palatucci Award for Neurology in 2009 from the American Academy of Neurology. In 2011 he was recognised by Yale University with the Swebilius Lectureship and Award for his “lasting achievements in the field of epilepsy”. His work has been featured in Neurology Today, the official organ of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). In 2011 and again in 2012 he was chosen as AAN Ambassador to the Caribbean region. In 2015 he was honoured by the Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica (ACPJ) for his local, regional and international work in Neurology and Epilepsy. In March 2017 he was selected as one of 3 physicians globally chosen for the International Award for Excellence in Patient Care from the Royal College of Physicians of London, UK. In 2019 he was chosen as Ambassador for Epilepsy by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), the first time this honour has been conferred on a physician of Caribbean origin. He is a Senior Consultant in Medicine and Neurology at the KPH and is also a Senior Associate Lecturer in Neurology at UWI. In January 2016, he was appointed to head the development of research in the Neurosciences within UWI-SODECO (SODECO: Solutions for Developing Countries) at the Mona campus. In February 2016 he was appointed Visiting Professor to the Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. He continues to actively publish in the neurosciences and to serve on several major international committees, focused on improving global neurological care. He is presently studying for a doctoral degree in the area of Healthcare Economics at the Henley School of Business in the UK.