Established in 1988 to increase public awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and to disseminate knowledge of the disease around the world

Member organisations in ASIF

Member organisations

About ASIF

ASIF was established in 1988 to increase public awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and to disseminate knowledge of the disease around the world.

ASIF is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales Charity # 1173902

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)A rheumatic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints, is also called ‘Morbus Bechterew’ in some European countries. You will find this popular name of the disease in the name of some European AS societies.

Related DiseasesAnkylosing spondylitis sometimes overlaps with psoriasis, with an inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), or with the eye conditions uveitis or iritis.

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ASIF Projects

International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis

The International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis (IMAS) is a research initiative assessing the impac

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EULAR Members’ Presentation Slides 2019

We plan to show, on a loop, a presentation of information about ASIF members on a TV screen in our b

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World AS Day

This year World AS Day is on Saturday 4 May.

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WORLD AS DAY - SUCCESS STORIES

ASIF News

02 April 2018
New infographics – available to be circulated and if necessary translated

With UCB, ASIF has created two new infographics

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02 April 2018
ASIF name change

At the recent AGM, members voted to change the name of ASIF to:

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02 April 2018
International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis

The International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis (IMAS) is a research initiative assessing the impac

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