Sociedad Uruguaya de Reumatologia (SUR)

Society Sociedad Uruguaya de Reumatologia (SUR)
Office Address Av. Italia s/n esq Uruguay
Phone + 59 8 2 487 87 76
Fax + 598 2 487 8776
Geographical Area Covered Uruguay
Year of foundation 1939
Number of members 120

Services Provided
Patient support groups Yes
Education materials for public Yes
Education materials for doctors Yes

Staff
Representative at IOF Dra Raquel Teijeiro
Number of staff members 8

Activties
Science/medical Educational work with practitioners, hospital doctors and nurses, meetings and conferences, publications, 3 rheumatology letters. CLAMAR – Learning how to live with arthritis; Video on Hand rehabilitation, slide-set on Shoulder / Hand / Osteoporosis
Support local, regional groups Uruguayan county
Public awareness and education Monthly newsletter – scientific magazine – 2 per year, 4 meetings per year plus monthly scientific meeting, exhibition material (poster), video and video for research, TV and radio activities, general public advice
Lobbying National Institute of rheumatology – Ministry of health
Fundraising, finance and administration Funds from commercial corporations (99 %), membership fees (1 %)