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Professor Harris honored for contribution to rheumatology

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unnamed-1PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean association for rheumatology held its 9th annual scientific meeting in Curacao from 4th -6th May 2017.

It was a stimulating conference with international faculty who are leaders in their field.

Professor Harris was honored for his outstanding contribution to rheumatology. In 1984 he, along with two colleagues in London, defined a ‘new’ rheumatic illness called the Antiphospholipid syndrome. They developed the test to diagnose the condition. Professor Harris worked on global standards for this test, which are sometimes called ‘Harris standards’.

The recognition and management of this syndrome has led to women with multiple miscarriages now being able to have successful pregnancies. The syndrome also causes recurrent clots and other complications which can now be treated effectively. Dr. Amanda King, President of CAR stated that Professor Harris’ work is one of the most significant in rheumatology for the 20th century.

The directors elected him as CAR’s first Fellow and Dr. King announced that there will be a lecture series in his name.

The next annual meeting will take place in St. Lucia in May 2018.

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  1. That is fantastic news! I think he is St.Lucian as we possess most of the Caribbean academics.

  2. Professor Nigel Harris is Guyanese by birth, but is married to a St. Lucian, and he resides at Mascre in Anse La Raye.
    He has recently retired as Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, a position that he held for several years. His wife is also a medical doctor. I hope this helps. By the way, I agree that the article is badly written.

  3. straight SHOOTER

    You can talk all day if you want,the rheumatomlogy is nothing more than clean health standard and St Lucia is shit on health. ministry of health should be ashamed of their standard and the way they treat people in St Lucia.We need clean rivers and streams nothing less.

  4. Shoddy writing. Where is he from? What is his full name? Where does he work/Hospital/University? The man is receiving an award, give us more information. Why is the name of the Association written in small letters at the beginning of the article?
    Come on! We have to maintain standards.

  5. What country is Dr Harris from?


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