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Prof. José Pereira da Silva is Full Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at the University of Coimbra, and Head of the Rheumatology Department at the University Hospital of Coimbra. He received Ph.D. in Medicine/Rheumatology from the University of London in 1993, with a thesis dedicated to the study of sex hormone influence upon inflammation-induced cartilage degradation. He has a longstanding dedication to Medical Education, consolidated in his activities as Chairman of EULAR Standing Committee for Education and Training (from 2001 to 2005) and President of the European Board of Rheumatology (from 2006 to 2010).


Prof. da Silva has published over 250 papers in National and International peer-reviewed journals and currently serves in the Editorial Board of several scientific journals in the area of Rheumatology. His current research interests are focused in Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia and the psychological domains of rheumatic diseases.


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