CYPLAR participates in the workshop for the review of the National Strategy for Rheumatic Diseases in Cyprus
The two – day workshop for reviewing the National Strategy for rheumatic diseases took place at Semeli hotel in Nicosia, on the 15th and 16th of March . More than 50 representatives of different stakeholders like: rheumatologists, general doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists, psychologists, officials of the Cypriot Ministry of Health, officials of the Cypriot Ministry of Education, academics and patients -members of CYPLAR, participated at this workshop.
The workshop started with the presentations of Dr. Kasimos, a rheumatologist from Greece and Mrs Alisa Bosworth from NRAS. After that, the participants were divided in five round tables and had the opportunity to discuss about the content and propose their recommendations to each of the five pillars of the National Strategy. The five pillars of the National Strategy are:
1- Early diagnosis, inform / education of the public and health professionals
2- Treatment and early diagnosis
4- Social support
5- Promoting research and data recording
At the end the coordinators of the workshop presented the revised document of the National Strategy which the National Committee for rheumatic diseases must take into consideration in order to proceed with the review of the National Strategy for Rheumatic Diseases in Cyprus.