It is an honor to serve as PRS President for the next two years as the Society enters its 29th year. We take special pride in our successful Annual Scientific Meetings and expect to maintain this level of excellence in 2016.
Our goals are to promote education in our specialty, encourage collegiality and cooperation between rheumatologists throughout the Commonwealth, and to advocate in Harrisburg and in Washington in the interests of our patients and profession.
The Society has liasons with the state Medicare contractor and other insurance carriers, with the ACR, and with other state Rheumatology societies. I am grateful to my colleagues on the Council for their commitment to the Society and will work to further its mission during my term.
Philip L. Cohen, M.D.