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PANLAR Presidency, First Self-Assessment Report 2014–2016: Challenges, Opportunities, and Results

Pineda, Carlos MD, PhD*; Sandoval, Hugo MEc*; Sheen, Rosa; Muñoz-Louis, Roberto MD

JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: March 2017 - Volume 23 - Issue 2 - p 107–112
doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000515
News and Views from Latin America

We present here the first PANLAR Presidency Self-Assessment Report 2014–2016, emphasizing the challenges, opportunities, and results achieved in terms of (1) governance, (2) education and scientific research, (3) finance, and (4) communications throughout this tenure. The main result must be understood as a strategic planning exercise that strengthened institutional responsibility in policies, decisions, and actions, thanks to the teamwork of Latin America's National Rheumatology Societies, the PANLAR Executive Committee, and PANLAR Board Members.

From the *Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra, Mexico City, Mexico; †PANLAR Executive Secretariat, 2014–2016; and ‡Hospital Docente Padre Billini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The authors declare ethical adherence and no conflict of interest. The authors declare that the manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere.

Correspondence: Carlos Pineda, MD, PhD, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra, Calzada México-Xochimilco 289, Col. Arenal de Guadalupe, Tlalpan, 14389 Ciudad de México, México. E-mail:

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