Dr. Bernardo A. Pons-EstelFebruary 27, 2018 7:59 pm
Bernardo Pons-Estel is the head at the Regional Center for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases (CREAR) of Rosario, Argentina. He received his medical degree from the National University of Rosario and went on to train in Rheumatology, first in Argentina (Rosario) and the USA. While at the USA Bernardo was a fellow at New York University (Bellevue Hospital and the Irvington House Institute, both in New York) and at the University of Missouri Cancer Research Center (Columbia).
Professor Pons-Estel is the main coordinator for the Latin American Group for the Study of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) (GLADEL), the Genomic Study of Latin-American Patients with SLE (GLA-GENLES) and the Latin American Group for the Study of Rheumatic Diseases in Indigenous People (GLADERPO). From 2011-2013 he was the President of the Argentinean Rheumatology Society and in 2013, he was the Chair of the 10th International Congress on SLE which took place under GLADEL sponsorship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bernardo is an active member of the Science and Educational Committee of the Pan-American League of Association for Rheumatology (PANLAR), and an International Member of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Currently, a collaboration between GLADEL and PANLAR has materialized, the aim being the development of guidelines for the management of SLE patients in the South American subcontinent. Bernardo is integral part of this collaboration.
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