Caribbean Association for Rheumatology

The Caribbean Association for Rheumatology is committed to improving the care of patients with rheumatic diseases in the Caribbean. It is a professional organization with the primary goal of uniting rheumatologists and allied health professionals in the advancement of rheumatology through collaborative research, education and advocacy at local and regional levels. Rheumatic disease, the most commonly osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, are a major cause of disability and have a significant impact on individuals during the most productive years of their lives. Our organization conducts collaborative research and has a focus on education and advocacy at the local and regional level.

We host an annual scientific meeting where members share research and innovative ideas, educate each other, and collaborate on ways to deliver state of the art care across all Caribbean territories. Additionally, during this event, we conduct a workshop aimed at educating general practitioners and other health professionals on rheumatic diseases. This promotes our health and wellness agenda in a more holistic way on a national level and is aimed at raising awareness, enabling early diagnosis and shared care for people with rheumatic disease according to International guidelines.

Caribbean Days of Rheumatology

Les "Journées Antillaises de Rhumatologie" or Caribbean Days of Rheumatology will be held in Martinique on April 5 and 6, 2018, Fort de France Under the Theme "Inflammatory lung diseases during connective tissue diseases”. 

Free registration and accommodation (2 nights) and meals may be available for some Caribbean rheumatologists. 

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Annual General Meeting

Saturday May 5th 2018

Come join CAR at our AGM for your chance to win an all inclusive weekend for two at the award-winning Luxury Five Star Jade Mountain Resort.

Our Board of Directors 2018 / 2017

2016 - 2017

Previous Executive

President - Dr. Amanda King
Vice President - Dr. Christophe Deligny
Secretary - Dr. Sharon Dowell
Treasurer - Dr. Lynda Tilluckdharry

Other directors were 

Dr. Marie Grandison-Didier and Dr. Cleopatra Altenor

Caribbean Association for Rheumatology
Bay Medical Centre
P.O. Box GM712
Castries | Saint Lucia

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