Date(s) - Jun 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ticket Type End of Registration Price
Individual 3pm, 25 June 2020 Free


Literally translating to ‘pain of many muscles,’ polymyalgia rheumatica (or PMR) is a common disease of the elderly, affecting approximately one percent of people over the age of 50. It’s a disorder which can result in inflammation and pain in the neck, shoulders and hips areas; though can also present with widespread pain and a feeling of general unwellness. Due to the various ways in which someone might experience PMR, diagnosis can often be difficult, and it can be mistaken for other conditions.

In this free webinar we’ll go through what’s known about the causes of PMR, how it’s diagnosed, the important complications not to be missed, and what you and your treating doctor can do to help manage this important condition.

Our presenter: Dr Daniel Boulos (MBBS (Hons), FRACP) is a consultant Rheumatologist and General Medicine physician with a public appointment at Monash Health and an academic teaching affiliation with Monash University. Dr Boulos completed his medical degree at Monash University, graduating with honours, before completing his specialty rheumatology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.

Dr Boulos has a keen interest in research, having published several papers focused on leveraging ‘big-data’ to identify underappreciated markers of disease activity and severity. Dr Boulos has been invited to present at both national and international conferences including the European League against Rheumatism and the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr Boulos’ main interests are around the inflammatory arthritis conditions, including seronegative arthropathies and musculoskeletal disorders. In particular, he has an interest in the interplay of the biopsychosocial mechanisms of illness and their influence on disease presentation. Outside of work, Dr Boulos enjoys cooking and horse riding.

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