#ReumaExpo2022, the event that will revolutionize the lives of rheumatic patients in Puerto Rico

Information and coverage of the event will be available through various networks of the FER Foundation and through the media and MSPs.

Know the agenda of this event #ReumaExpo2022. Photo: Medicine and Public Health Magazine.

It is August 13th, and during this great event, it is aimed to reach all those who need guidance or who need to know and understand any of the following situations:

Therefore, the event will be purely virtual, with informative coverage through social networks, from the official pages of the Foundation as well as the affiliated Journal of Medicine and Public Health.

As part of the development of this phenomenon, at the hands of Puerto Rican Foundation for Rheumatic DiseasesWhose mission is that patients achieve a state of remission and successful treatment by answering all their questions, and educating them about the condition they are suffering from.

For patients suffering from any rheumatic condition, “to have a healthier, more active and productive life, and they have it thanks to the management of their condition, we provide some tools, information that will be very useful for them Help,” says Grisele Lugo, executive director turn,

The program will highlight various innovations, new developments regarding various rheumatic conditions, and also what is the general panorama of Puerto Rico regarding the spread of these diseases; Similarly, there will be a panel of patients, who will speak from their life experience, diagnosis, treatment and referral “successful patients who have managed to overcome that fear and lack judgment to be able to handle the situation, “Say Lugo.

within Rheumatoid Expo In 2022, there will also be a panel of patients and experts from other foundations and organizations who are part of this work in search of information and guidance for new patients on the island who seek help and build alliances for them.

One of the main approaches goes hand in hand with educating patients in the recognition of different symptoms so that they can go to their primary care physicians and even their specialists, who are already in the process of symptom control. together which allows them to create a method of care and treatment. ,

“The patient has some responsibilities, not everything can be left to the health professional, sometimes they have the idea that the doctor does everything, the patient also has to cooperate in the recovery of his health,” Lugo says. There is a need to be able to perform joint work by patients and healthcare professionals to guarantee better navigability.

Due to the number of factors affecting the diagnosis, the role of the patient in the whole process is important, as stated by the Director. turn“Patient education is important, and you have to handle your condition in order to feel better.”

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