On April 13th, ASBM Chairman and pediatric rheumatologist Harry L. Gewanter presented to the XIX PANLAR Conference in Panama City, Panama, presented by the Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology. More than 1000 physicians attended the conference representing countries in Latin America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Dr. Gewanter shared data from ASBM’s global surveys of biologic prescribers in eleven countries, with an emphasis on ASBM’s survey of Latin American physicians from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

Dr. Gewanter also participated in a panel with a local physician and patients, in which he discussed the importance of sharing physician and patient perspectives with national regulatory authorities as they craft biosimilars policy.